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A focused guide for healthcare simulation operations in education and training

With the growing use of simulation within the field of healthcare, Healthcare Simulation: A Guide for Operations Specialists provides a much needed resource for developing the roles and responsibilities of simulation operations specialists. The book illustrates the current state and evolution of the simulation professional workforce and discusses the topics necessary for the development of these pivotal roles.

The book promotes the value of simulation-based education in healthcare and its associated outcomes while clarifying the operational requirements of successful simulations. Featuring numerous contributions from international experts, consultants, and specialists, Healthcare Simulation: A Guide for Operations Specialists presents advances in healthcare simulation techniques and also features:

  • Coverage of the best practices and available technologies for healthcare simulation operations specialists within healthcare education, training, and assessment
  • Interdisciplinary, practical examples throughout to help readers better understand the presented material
  • An overview of the many facets of day-to-day operations within a healthcare simulation program
  • Discussions regarding the concurrent need for understanding proper patient care that accompanies the human-to-machine interface in patient simulation

Healthcare Simulation: A Guide for Operations Specialists is an excellent reference for healthcare simulation professionals including administrators, medical directors, managers, simulation technologists, faculty members, and educators in academic and healthcare settings. The book is also a useful supplementary textbook for graduate-level courses related to simulation and certificate programs in simulation education and simulation operations.


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.


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