SMHS and Mayo Sim Centers collaborate on “Making Low Cost Task Trainers” workshop

Tim Shea, CHSOS (Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist), Simulation Coordinator for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Simulation Center, presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s (SSH) Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2019) in San Antonio, Texas, January 26–30. The IMSH is a scientific conference that explores the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation. The event had more than 3,000 attendees from 60 countries. SSH is the premier professional society for healthcare simulation experts, where educators, researchers, developers, and clinicians are able to collaborate and network with their peers around the world.

Tim co-presented in the workshop “Become a SimVentor: Build 4 Inventions to Improve your Simulations” with Amy Lannen and Jesse C. (Conrad) Dove, both from Mayo Clinic Simulation Center in Jacksonville, Fla. This course guided participants through the key stages of the design and development process of creating low-cost task trainers. Tim also presented at the SimVentors Showcase. He has created an innovation for Tracheal Suction in the Simulation Center. His presentation was entitled “Developing a life-like manikin-safe tracheal suction device for under $5.” This device allows for a very rapid set-up and clean-up of training scenes while still making it very medically realistic and reducing the potential for damage to manikins.