This practical guide provides a focus on the implementation of healthcare simulation operations, as well as the type of professional staff required for developing effective programs in this field. Though there is no single avenue in which a person pursues the career of a healthcare simulation technology specialist (HSTS), this book outlines the extensive knowledge and variety of skills one must cultivate to be effective in this role. This book begins with an introduction to healthcare simulation, including personnel, curriculum, and physical space. Subsequent chapters address eight knowledge/skill domains core to the essential aspects of an HSTS. To conclude, best practices and innovations are provided, and the benefits of developing a collaborative relationship with industry stakeholders are discussed. Expertly written text throughout the book is supplemented with dozens of high-quality color illustrations, photographs, and tables.
Written and edited by leaders in the field, Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice is optimized for a variety of learners, including healthcare educators, simulation directors, as well as those looking to pursue a career in simulation operations as healthcare simulation technology specialists.
Scott B. Crawford, MD, FACEP, CHSOS is board-certified in emergency medicine and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso. He is also the Director for Simulation at TTUHSC El Paso. He served as President of SimGHOSTS from 2015 to 2017 and has presented both in the USA and internationally on topics related to audio/video design, information technology, and simulation innovation. He has served as a reviewer and author for standards of best practice for healthcare simulation and topics related to simulation and technology education.Lance W. Baily, BA, EMT-B is the Founder and current Chairman of the Board of the international SimGHOSTS organization, as well as Founder and Managing Director of HealthySimulation.com and CareersinHealthcare.com. His background includes serving as Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education's Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, operating simulation technology for the Los Angeles Community College District, training as a Fire Fighter and Rescue Diver, and helping to create thousands of Hollywood digital media productions. He is passionate to empower healthcare educators and simulation technology specialists to learn, network, and engage with their peers from around the world.Stormy M. Monks, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso. She currently serves as a Research Scientist for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Simulation Education. In addition, she has served as the Research Director for SimGHOSTS, an international nonprofit group dedicated to providing technology education and innovation to simulation centers worldwide. She sits on the TTUHSC El Paso Institutional Review Board.