Contributors List ix Contributors Bios xi Acknowledgments xviii 1 Introduction 1 Laura T. Gantt 2 Healthcare Simulation Operations: Bridging the Gaps 5 H. Michael Young 3 Evolution of the Simulation Operations Specialist (SOS) 15 Jesika S. Gavilanes 4 The Simulation Operations Specialist as Innovator 21 S. Scott Atkinson 5 The Simulation Operations Specialist as Artist and Producer 27 Emily Shaw 6 Medical and Clinical Terminology for the Simulation Operations Specialist 36 Morgan Scherwitz, Cheryl Hunter, Lindsey Scott, and Laura T. Gantt 7 Simulation Operations, Curriculum Integration, and Performance Improvement 56 Timothy R. Brock and Mary Holtschneider 8 Finding the Fit: What the Simulation Operations Specialist has to Offer and What the Employer Needs 78 Amar Patel 9 Foundations for the Simulation Operations Specialist 91 Evan J. Bartley 10 Programming Patient Outcomes in Simulation : Concepts in Scenario Standardization and Automation 113 H. Michael Young and Valeriy Kozmenko 11 Simulation Operations Specialists Job Descriptions Composition, Negotiation, and Processes 131 Laura T. Gantt 12 Simulation Research and the Role of the Simulation Operations Specialist 137 Gene W. Hobbs 13 International Perspectives on the Role of the Simulation Operations Specialist 149 Guillaume Alinier and Adam Dodson 14 Professional Development for the Next Generation of Simulation Operations Specialists 163 Thomas A. Dongilli Appendix 1 Commonly Used Simulation Terms, Terminology, and Medical Abbreviations 169 Laura T. Gantt and H. Michael Young Appendix 2 Simulation Operations Specialists Job Descriptions Exemplars 180 Laura T. Gantt Appendix 3 Connections 189 Appendix 4 File Formats 199 Evan J. Bartley Appendix 5 Resources for Moulage, Props, and Sounds 201 Emily Shaw Index 203
Laura T. Gantt, PhD, RN, CEN, NE-BC, is Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Nursing Support Services in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University. Dr. Gantt teaches courses and conducts research on simulation in healthcare education and continues to practice as an emergency department nurse. H. Michael Young, BBS, M.Div., CHSE, is Director of Healthcare Education for Level 3 Healthcare, providing simulation consulting services for his employer as well as operations specialists and educators. A member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare since 2011, his simulation operations interests include optimization of healthcare simulation training environments, instructional technology support and design, scenario design, standardization and automation, and technical skills assessment and remediation.