Simulation-based Medical Education (SBME) SIG


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SIG Description


Simulation-based Medical Education (SBME) is a training method in which learners practice tasks and processes using models or virtual reality, with feedback in order to improve skills. SBME allows individuals to review and practice procedures and skills as often as required to reach proficiency without harming patients. The use of SBME has been referred to as an 'ethical imperative.' The APA SIG on SBME defines SBME to encompass a wide range of training methodologies including: standardized patients, task trainers, mannequins/patient simulators and computer-based/virtual reality simulation. In recent years there has been a surge of interest and research in the use of SBME in pediatrics. The APA SIG on SBME is proposed to promulgate the use of SBME within the academic pediatric community and to improve the quality of SBME in pediatrics.


Mission and Vision


The APA SIG on SBME will be a forum for pediatric educators with an interest in the use of simulation to facilitate teaching and learning. With support from the APA this SIG will provide an opportunity for APA members to network, share ideas, resources, and experiences in the development and use of simulation in pediatric medical education. The SIG will enable members to keep up to date with national simulation initiatives and potential funding opportunities as well as provide support, help, and advice on the effective design, development and evaluation of SBME initiatives. Annual meetings will take place at the PAS annual conference, and on-demand meetings will be conducted via teleconference.


Goals


The goals of the APA SIG on Simulation-based Medical Education will be to:

  • Provide expertise and training to pediatric educators on effective design, development and evaluation of simulation-based medical education initiatives.
  • Educate APA members and other pediatric educators on the use and benefits of simulation-based learning through conference workshops and meetings.
  • Encourage pediatric educators to take advantage of the benefits of simulation-based training.
  • Establish a sustainable and expanding network of pediatric simulation educators to share knowledge and experience and showcase innovative practices and developments in pediatric simulation.
  • Share the latest developments in medical simulation technologies and ideas on the APA Simulation-based Medical Education SIG listserv.
  • Contribute educational content on medical simulation to the APA Educational Guidelines for Pediatric Residency website.
  • Establish best practice standards for the development of pediatric simulation-based training curricula and encourage research to examine the effectiveness of Simulation-based Medical Education.
  • Keep abreast of current simulation programs and review national and international developments in simulation-based medical education.

Thank you to those who responded to the recent needs assessment survey that was circulated through the SBME list serve.  With the survey, we were soliciting input and suggestions as we plan for the APA SBME SIG meeting at PAS.  Please feel free to contact us directly if you have specific suggestions for meeting content.   As part of the SIG meeting at PAS, we would like to present an award for a deserving fellow for either significant work in simulation-based medical education and/or research in simulation-based medical education.  As we are working towards finalizing our meeting agenda with a likely theme of “Disaster Preparedness Simulation”, fellows completing work in this area will be prioritized for the award.  However, we welcome a variety of nominations.    We are pleased that the Pediatric Simulation Community continues to grow.  For more information about upcoming simulation conferences and networking opportunities, please visit the following websites.  Society for Simulation in Healthcare: Pediatric Section http://www.ssih.org/Interest-Groups/Pediatric-Section  International Pediatric Simulation Society- http://www.ipssglobal.org/  INSPIRE- International Network for Simulation Innovations Pediatric Research Education http://inspiresim.com/  Association of Pediatric Program Directors Healthcare Simulation Pediatric Education Group https://www.appd.org/activities/PEGs.cfm.  Thank you.  SIG Co-Chairs  Christie Bruno  christie.bruno@yale.edu  Megan Gray  graym1@uw.edu



Want to get involved with medical simulation? Join a simulation society:


Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH)
http://ssih.org/

International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS)
http://www.ipedsim.com/home-page/aboutipss


Want to get involved with pediatric simulation research? Join a research collaborative:


Want to get involved with pediatric simulation research? Join a research collaborative:
International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education (INSPIRE)
inspiresim.com



March 2018 SBME SIG Mid Year Update


As part of the SBME SIG meeting at PAS, we will be presenting two abstract awards for significant work in simulation-based medical education and/or research in simulation-based medical education. Our APA SBME SIG meeting theme will be "Disaster Preparedness Simulation" with a focus on data planning and analysis. Speakers during the meeting will be experts from around the country on this topic.

We are pleased that the Pediatric Simulation Community continues to grow. For more information about upcoming simulation conferences and networking opportunities, please visit the following websites.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare: Pediatric Section - http://www.ssih.org/Interest-Groups/Pediatric-Section

International Pediatric Simulation Society - http://www.ipssglobal.org/

INSPIRE- International Network for Simulation Innovations Pediatric Research Education http://inspiresim.com/

Association of Pediatric Program Directors Healthcare Simulation Pediatric Education Group https://www.appd.org/activities/PEGs.cfm.

Thank you.
SIG Co-Chairs
Christie Bruno
christie.bruno@yale.edu
Megan Gray
graym1@uw.edu



April 2018 SBME Newsletter


As part of the SIG meeting at PAS, we will be presenting two awards for a deserving faculty member and fellow for either significant work in simulation-based medical education and/or research in simulation-based medical education. Our meeting theme will be “Disaster Preparedness Simulation”. We have a number of faculty from around the country with expertise in this field as speakers for our meeting.

We are pleased that the Pediatric Simulation Community continues to grow. For more information about upcoming simulation conferences and networking opportunities, please visit the following websites.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare: Pediatric Section http://www.ssih.org/Interest-Groups/Pediatric-Section

International Pediatric Simulation Society- http://www.ipssglobal.org/

INSPIRE- International Network for Simulation Innovations Pediatric Research Education http://inspiresim.com/

Association of Pediatric Program Directors Healthcare Simulation Pediatric Education Group https://www.appd.org/activities/PEGs.cfm.

Thank you.
SIG Co-Chairs
Christie Bruno
christie.bruno@yale.edu
Megan Gray
graym1@uw.edu

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Christie Bruno, DO
59 Riverview Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: (631) 948-6079
christie.bruno@yale.edu

Megan Gray, MD
Mail stop FA.2.113
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 919-5476
graym1@uw.edu


Current SIG Mentor:


Sharon Calaman, MD
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: (215) 427-8846
sc493@drexel.edu


 

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