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.



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



Annual Report


Co-chairs: Heather French, Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Cara Doughty, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital

SIG purpose/mission: Promote and develop simulation-based medical education at all levels.

Current SIG goals: 1. Develop and enhance simulation-based education in pediatrics at all levels.  2. Promote simulation-based research and collaborative projects. 3. Provide a forum for personal career development for pediatric providers interested in simulation.

Annual summary: The APA SIG on Simulation-based Medical Education (SBME) is a forum for pediatric educators with an interest in the use of simulation to facilitate teaching and learning. The SIG provides an opportunity for APA members to network, share ideas, resources, and experiences in the development and use of simulation in pediatric medical education. The focus of this year's meeting was curriculum development and evaluation, and included presentations on core principles of curriculum development and submitting to MEdEdPortal, as well as innovative curricula in prehospital, disaster, adult EM, and learner-driven curricula.  Awards for top simulation-based publications in the previous 12 months were announced.

Other groups that work in your area of interest: Society for Simulation in Healthcare; IPSS (International Pediatric Simulation Society); INSPIRE (International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation Research and Education)



August 2014 Newsletter Article


The Simulation Based Medical Education SIG had a fantastic meeting in Vancouver at PAS with over fifty attendees! Congratulations to the 2014 Academic Pediatric Association Simulation-Based Medical Education Special Interest Group top abstract award winners!

1st place
TITLE: Evaluation of a Pediatric, in Silu, Tale-Simulation Program for Critical Access Hospital Emergency Department Staff
AUTHORS: J Katznelson, B Joyner, S Ghazarian, W Mills

2nd place
TITLE: How good are simulation model lungs?
AUTHORS: S Zern, S Pearlman, T Blackson, J Ciarlo, R Locke

3rd place
TITLE: Embedding Patient Simulation in a Pediatric Cardiology Rotation:A Unique Opportunity for Improving Resident Education
AUTHORS: S Mohan, C Follansbee, U Nwankwo, D Holkosh, F Shermarf, M Hamillon

During our meeting we decided that the theme for the 2015 SIG will be: Simulation Research: Getting Time and Getting Funding. Please send us marc.auerbach@yale.edu your ideas for topics/speakers to help shape and mold the 2015 agenda.

There is a lot going on across the globe in pediatric simulation. Get involved in other pediatric simulation groups by going to the following sites: Society for Simulation in Healthcare: Pediatric Section http://www.ssih.org/Interest-Groups/Pediatric-Section, International Pediatric Simulation Society- http://www.ipssglobal.org/, NSPIRE- 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.

SIG Co-Chairs:
Marc Auerbach
marc.auerbach@yale.edu

Taylor L. Sawyer
tlsawyer@uw.edu

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Cara Doughty, MD
6621 Fannin, MC 1-1481
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) 824-5557
cbdought@texaschildrens.org

Heather French, MD
421 Owen Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: (215) 590-1653
frenchh@email.chop.edu


 

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