Thank you to everybody who attended #GEMcon16 and helped to make it a success, we would especially like to thank those who attended our workshop on the value of inter-disciplinary simulation for geriatrics. For those who attended I have included the links to several resources below. For those who didn't attend the resources may also be useful.
Top 10 Tips for Starting:
If you are interested in starting your own simulation program it is worth reading the excellent advice from Simon Carley (@EMManchester)
For those of you with access to the EMJ:
Alternatively the FOAMed version can be found at St. Emlyn's:
An insight from Paediatrics...
(Bear with us on this one)
Paeds Sim: Not For Dummies - Phil Hydes
This podcast from the Social Media and Critical Care Conference (SMACC) discusses the benefits of using real patients (in this case children) as the patient in their simulations.
Why not adapt our #SimBlog on the absconded patient. It's easy to just make the patient a confused person who has wandered off from Majors, Emergency Decisions Unit or the ward and is great for testing real-world processes!
How SIM applies to Geriatrics...
Joanne Pattinson, Jocelyn Mjojo, Adrian Blunder, 2014, 0034 A PilotI Simulation In Geriatrics: Can It Be Used To Teach Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)? BMJ STEL1:A36 doi:10.1136/bmjstel-2014-000002.87
Philip Beaude, Gabriel Reedy, Debilina Dasgupta, Valerie Dimmock, Peter Jaye, Jonathan Birns, 2015, Evaluation of a simulation training programme for geriatric medicine, Age and Ageing; 0: 1–6
Zebra Mehdi, Angela Roots, Thomas Ernst, Jonathan Birns, Alastair Ross2, Gabriel Reedy, and Peter Jaye 2014, Simulation training for geriatric medicine, The Clinical Teacher Volume 11, Issue 5, pages 387–392, August 2014
James M. Fisher and Richard W. Walker, 2013, A new age approach to an age old problem: using simulation to teach geriatric medicine to medical students, Age Ageing (2014) 43 (3): 424-428.