What is SimPOW?

SimPOW is an alliance of healthcare educators and medical simulation users in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. We have no fees and no attendance commitments. We just ask for enthusiasm about simulation in education and a willingness to meet others to share best practices and ideas.

Objectives of SimPOW

  • Benefit healthcare simulation users in the tri-state area (western PA, northwestern WV, and eastern OH)
  • Advance the use of evidence-based practices in simulation to improve education and, ultimately, patient safety
  • Serve as a resource for each other to facilitate simulation and share ideas

Participant Expectations

Mindful of the difficulty of other regional alliances, we propose an almost no-cost approach to SimPOW. We use WhatsAPP to announce meetings, ask questions, and share ideas. This communication method has been successful for others in our community, such as INACSL/CAE fellowship members. To learn more about this no-cost method of communication, see the WhatsApp site here and follow the directions to sign up.

So far, SimPOW has had two free conferences. The first was hosted by Suzie Kardong-Edgren, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, SHSE, FSSH, FAAN, and director of the Regional Research in Simulation Education Center (RISE) at Robert Morris University. The second was hosted by Pocket Nurse®, a leading distributor and manufacturer of medical and healthcare simulation solutions. Pocket Nurse is owned and operated by Anthony Battaglia, MS, BSN, RN, and is starting its twenty-sixth year of successful operation.

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