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Jump Simulation Offering Training Opportunities in Chicago


Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, is offering the first of many educational opportunities in the recently opened OSF Simulation Stage at MATTER. This is part of a larger effort by Jump to share its best practices with simulation centers across the country.

The American College of Surgeons designated Jump Sim as an Accredited Education Institute in 2015, making it one of the top centers in the U.S. educating and training practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students and members of the surgical team using simulation-based education. The honor recognizes Jump for setting the standard in not only how it delivers simulation training, but how it educates clinicians and faculty to develop simulation curriculum.

The class Jump Sim is offering at MATTER in Chicago, Basic Simulation Training, is a one-day course geared toward novice simulation specialists and is designed to give them the skills they need to plan, prepare and execute a simulation event. Participants of this hands-on, educational opportunity will gain an understanding of simulation center technology and terminology, basic manikin assembly and troubleshooting, how to assist faculty in the designing of curriculum, how to run a simulation and what activities should take place following a simulation.

“When Jump Simulation initially opened, there weren’t a lot of resources available to help us train staff who would be running daily simulations,” said Kristi Sanders, Simulation Manager at Jump. “We are excited to offer this opportunity to simulation centers that might be hiring new or inexperienced simulation specialists.”

Sanders and Simulation Specialist, Chris Larkner will lead the Basic Simulation Specialist Training course on Friday, March 31 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Combined, Kristi and Chris have more than 20 years of experience in health care simulation and nearly 15 years in Emergency Medical Services.

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