Start time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 11:00 AM End time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:00 PM Session Type: Learning Labs
Those involved in simulation are passionate and dedicated – take your commitment to advancing simulation and improving patient safety to the next level – invest in your own professional development! Whether you pursue certifications or participate in professional development courses, continually learning more about different approaches to simulation and the latest advances will keep you engaged, allow you to network with the simulation community, and help to advance your simulation career!
1. Identify the benefits of participating in professional development and the many outlets available
2. Discuss the benefits of becoming CHSE and CHSE-A
3. Discuss the benefits of becoming CHSOS and CHSOS-A
4. As an example of a professional development opportunity, discuss Improving Simulation Instructional Methods (iSIM)
5. As an example of a professional development opportunity, discuss WISER’s TechSim
John O'Donnell, CRNA, MSN, DrPH, FSSH, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nurse Anesthesia and Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University of Pittsburgh. His other role at the University of Pittsburgh is that of the Senior Associate Director at WISER. Dr. O’Donnell co-chairs the WISER Research Committee, which oversees educational and safety research and was instrumental in WISER being fully accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in 2012 and 2017. O’Donnell was recently inducted as one of only two CRNA Fellows of the SSH and has served in numerous SSH roles including co-chair of the 2017 international meeting and Vice Chair of the Meetings Oversight Committee in 2020. He recently was elected to the SSH Board of Directors as Treasurer, 2020 to 2022. As part of his international work, he co-authored iSIM (Improving Simulation Instructional Methods), which has been offered in more than 20 nations and has been translated into multiple languages. He has been the principal investigator of multiple educational and research grants having received more than 3 million dollars in funding during his career.
Thomas Dongilli, AT, CHSOS, FSSH has worked in the healthcare simulation industry for over 27 years. Tom is the Director of Operations at WISER. In this role, Tom supplies operational leadership to WISER’s main facility and its eight 8 satellite centers. Tom has extensive experience in simulation center design, integration, and operations. He has designed simulation centers both nationally and internationally. His published works include chapters in A Manual of Simulation in Healthcare, and Concepts, Trends, and Possibilities for Using Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education. Tom’s area of clinical interest is in patient safety and he is the director of a program for a large health system and has created simulation-based programs for mock codes called “In-patient Crisis Response System Evaluation” and authored a course called “The First 5 Minutes, What to do Until the Code Team Arrives.” Tom was the 2014 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare meeting co-chair. Tom has been an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare since its inception. In 2019, Tom was inducted as a Fellow in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for his continued work and extensive contributions. In 2012, Tom was the lead author on the creation of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Policy and Procedure manual. In 2019 and 2020, Tom lead the revision of the new SSH Policy and Procedure Manual.