This episode is one that I have wanted to do for a long time and Will was initially against it. So here is the disclaimer, if you are mad, it's David's Fault. We realize that there are a bunch of different names of our lovely fans out there, but there has been a huge argument in terminology. Even the day we recorded this episode, Dr. Scott Crawford let me know the reasons and the history of the name HSTS "Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist" and the story is fascinating! But we will leave that for a future episode. When I started in Simulation, and for the first 8.5 years I was officially a "Simtech". So when any other term was thrown at me it was so foreign. I have come to terms with the difference and invited a good friend Matthew Charnetski to chat with us about the topic. We filmed this at SimOps 2021 in Phillip Wortham's office, thank you Phil. We have been wanting to get Matt on for an episode because we knew it would be a great time. We were not disappointed, he will be back. So sit back and take a listen, let us know what you think. Love it, hate it, don't understand it, either way, give us a comment and let us know what you think. -David

In this episode, we welcome back our very first guest, Phillip Wortham to the podcast. This episode was recorded live and in-person from SimOps 2021 in Phil's office! We were at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, or CALMS for short, in beautiful Tampa, FL. It was the very first time your two hosts have been able to record an episode together. We shot video for the episode, and it's posted on our YouTube channel, but the main camera's video file corrupted. Instead of seeing us, you get the benefit of seeing some great video of the facility, and SimOps 2021, and the wonderful vendors. I obviously have a lot more to learn about recording video. The light behind the vendors was murder on the white balance!


Mr. Wortham is among other things a site reviewer for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's sim center accreditation program. Accreditation is something many simulation centers aspire to achieve but it's a daunting task. Sometimes it is such a large task that some centers do not follow through, or do not even know where to begin. Here as the SimGeek's Podcast, we focus on taking those things that seem hard to do and show you have to approach them. From there We give you resources to follow through, and that is what we do in this episode. So kick back and listen to us talk about accreditation with Phil. It's not that difficult, let's show you. 


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This is a re-Broadcast of the panel session discussing development and opportunities for the simulation operations and technology community. The panel comprised of Dr. Scott Crawford, Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren, and Dr. Andrew Spain. and was live-streamed out for free from the event on behalf of the SimGhosts organization. The Video to this is available on the SimGeeks Podcast Youtube channel as well. 

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did.  

Welcome to Episode 16

In this episode, we talk about the importance of networking and reaching past the walls of your simulation center. We are a tight-knit community and love to listen to your problems and help you find solutions. So sit back and take a listen. As always, subscribe, like, and leave us a review. Thank You for listening!


Will & David

Although they started with good intentions the guys had a hell of a time staying on topic in this episode about Raspberry Pi computers and all of their many uses. Come join the SimGeeks crew for an introduction to Raspberry Pi and an overview of some simulation (and video gaming) related projects. If nothing else this episode may inspire you to find your own RPi powered solutions!


-Will and Dave

You read that correctly! IMSH is free to all SSH members who do not require CEUs and its only $250 for members who are looking for an inexpensive way to build up their education hours.

Not a member? No problem, there are two options for registering that include an annual membership at a discounted rate so its $150 for membership and conference registration if you don't need the hours and $400 if you need the certificates to prove you attended!

There's a bit more information in this super short 7-ish minute announcement so fire it up and listen to this one while stuck in line at the coffee shop.

-Will and Dave

Looking for a fun and FREE way to learn new subjects or dive deeper into your current role? In walks MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses. The guys are here to tell you what they are, how they can help you, and where you can find them... Did we mention they are FREE?

So settle in for a quick ride and while you're at it please let us know what you think about our new music!

-Will and Dave

Have you ever wished you could just make a body part for use as a task trainer or prop? Do you sometimes get frustrated with the high cost of consumables and replacement parts in simulation? INTRODUCING... LIFECASTING! The answer to (almost) all of your anatomical part envy! Just prepare the part you wish to recreate, add these simple ingredients, support it as necessary and WALLA you'll be cranking out arms, legs, faces and even entire torsos in no time!


The guys are back to share their love of making anatomical models and task trainers by using life casting to copy body parts from living humans. This episode will get you started with a basic shopping list, tips and tricks for success, and advice on how to do it all safely!


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Welcome back! In this episode the guys are joined by Megan Augustine of St. Luke's to discuss how makers came together in a variety of ways during the COVID19 pandemic. 


Do you know of a great DIY/Maker project that has come out of the pandemic? Share it with us via social media! 


-Will and David

And we now return to our regularly scheduled content.... This week on the SimGeeks Podcast the guys debate whether or not allowing the manikin to die in a simulation is an acceptable practice... but wait there is more! The one and only Ed Rovera joins the cast to play moderator and occasionally drop some hardcore truth bombs about death in simulation... It wouldn't be a SimGeeks episode without going off topic once (or four times) so fill up your popcorn and plastic cups, grab your ringside seats and join us for another fun filled hour of SimGeeks Rock-em Sock-em nonsense!

-Will and Dave

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