Join the Center for Medical Simulation and the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation for a live Twitterview on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. to discuss the importance of Healthcare Simulation
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) and the Center for Medical Simulation will participate in a live Twitterview (interview on Twitter) to discuss the growing importance of healthcare simulation and its applications. Katie Walker, Director of HHC’s Institute for Medical Simulation and Advanced Learning (IMSAL) and Dr. Jeffrey Cooper, Executive Director at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) will share information on healthcare reform and the role that medical simulation plays as well as the instructor training course taught by faculty from the Center for Medical Simulation that will be hosted at IMSAL next week, April 24-27. Katie Walker and Dr. Cooper will also be available for questions. People interested in following the discussion can follow the handles @HHCnyc or @MedSimulation and #medsim.
Who: IMSAL’s Director, Katie Walker and
CMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Cooper
When: Monday, April 23, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Twitter, handles @HHCnyc and @MedSimulation, #medsim
Jeff Cooper, CMS Executive Director, was chosen to deliver the 2011 Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture at this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologist’s Annual Meeting. In his lecture, titled “APSF and Anesthesia Patient Safety: Leadership Lessons From the Legacy of Jeep Pierce”, Dr. Cooper described the beginnings of the patient safety movement and the founding of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF). He spoke about the vison and leadership of its founders, who included Dr. Ellison “Jeep” Pierce, and commented on how anesthesiology was at the forefront of this sea of change nearly 20 years ahead of the rest of medicine. Dr. Cooper concluded by noting that focused research and clinical improvements over the past 26 years have made anesthesiology very safe. And, that although the anesthesia community should feel very good about these improvements in patient safety, there is still much work to be done.
Jeff Cooper has written an editorial entitled, “Using Simulation To Teach and Study Healthcare Handoffs” for the August 2010 edition of Simulation in Healthcare. As Jeff notes in his editorial, Patient Handoffs, also called handovers or shiftchanges, are considered one of the most critical issues in patient safety. Read about Jeff’s thoughts on using simulation to raise awareness and hopefully help reduce the risk of handoffs.
Both Jeff and Dan Raemer are in Australia this week at the SimTecT Health 2010 conference. SimTect Health is the annual conference for the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Monday evening Jeff and Dan hosted a reception for Institute for Medical Simulation graduates. And, both are speakers at plenary sessions, round tables and workshops.