Certification of Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists (CHSOS)

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I: Concepts In Healthcare and Simulation

A. Demonstrate understanding of trauma and medical conditions

B. Identify human (animal) body systems

C. Demonstrate proper use of healthcare terminology/abbreviations

D. Knowledge of common healthcare procedures/principles

E. Identify medication administration principles

F. Knowledge of medical equipment and supplies

G. Knowledge of healthcare simulation history

H. Understand simulation concepts

II: Simulation Modalities and Simulation

A. Functional Awareness and Capabilities

1. Knowledge of common operating systems and compatibility (e.g. Windows, Mac, and Linux)

https://pc.net/glossary/ https://techterms.com/

2. Knowledge of computer networking terminology and hardware

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science/internet-intro

3. Knowledge of web based applications and information systems

4. Knowledge of computer security

5. Understand the functionality of simulation equipment (e.g. manikins, AV equipment, and healthcare equipment)

6. Understand digital/print asset management (e.g. archiving, conversion, and distribution)

7. Functional knowledge of A/V equipment, software, and formats for recording, duplication, mixing, and editing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_file_format

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video#Video_formats

8. Understand physical facilities required to deliver simulations

9. Understand the various modalities of simulation training (e.g. manikins, standardized patients, and virtual environments)

10. Demonstrate knowledge of cable connectivity (e.g. audio/video, computer, and healthcare equipment)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_and_video_interfaces_and_connectors

B. Simulation Operations

1. Promotes the simulation environment as a "real" patient care environment

2. Prepare simulators, part-task trainers, simulations rooms, and other equipment/props

3. Program simulators, part-task trainers, simulations rooms, and other equipment/props

4. Operate simulators, part-task trainers, simulations rooms, and other equipment/props

5. Prepare AV equipment

6. Program AV equipment

7. Operate AV equipment

8. Demonstrate knowledge of operation philosophies=== ( e.g. "On the fly", pre-programed, and automated)

9. Describe moulage principles and applications for various simulation modalities (e.g. manikins, simulated/ standardized patients)

10. Orient stakeholders to simulation principles, simulators, equipment, and environment

a. Learners
b. Faculty/Educators
c. Standardized Patients

C. Troubleshooting and Maintenance

1. Apply terminology, principles, guidelines, and procedures to troubleshoot:
a. Simulator hardware issues
b. Simulator software issues
2. Apply terminology, principles, guidelines, and procedures to perform preventive/regular maintenance:
a. Simulator hardware issues
b. Simulator software issues
c. Simulation support equipment issues (e.g. A/V, healthcare equipment)
d. Simulation interconnectivity issues
3. Apply terminology, principles, guidelines, and procedures to perform corrective maintenance:
a. Simulator hardware issues
b. Simulator software issues
c. Simulation support equipment issues (e.g. A/V, healthcare equipment)
d. Simulation interconnectivity issue

A. Functional Awareness and Capabilities

1. Knowledge of common operating systems and compatibility (e.g. Windows, Mac, and Linux)

https://pc.net/glossary/ https://techterms.com/

2. Knowledge of computer networking terminology and hardware

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science/internet-intro

3. Knowledge of web based applications and information systems

4. Knowledge of computer security

5. Understand the functionality of simulation equipment (e.g. manikins, AV equipment, and healthcare equipment)

6. Understand digital/print asset management (e.g. archiving, conversion, and distribution)

7. Functional knowledge of A/V equipment, software, and formats for recording, duplication, mixing, and editing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_file_format

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video#Video_formats

8. Understand physical facilities required to deliver simulations

9. Understand the various modalities of simulation training (e.g. manikins, standardized patients, and virtual environments)

10. Demonstrate knowledge of cable connectivity (e.g. audio/video, computer, and healthcare equipment)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_and_video_interfaces_and_connectors

B. Simulation Operations

1. Promotes the simulation environment as a "real" patient care environment
2. Prepare simulators, part-task trainers, simulations rooms, and other equipment/props
3. Program simulators, part-task trainers, simulations rooms, and other equipment/props
4. Operate simulators, part-task trainers, simulations rooms, and other equipment/props
5. Prepare AV equipment
6. Program AV equipment
7. Operate AV equipment
8. Demonstrate knowledge of operation philosophies=== ( e.g. "On the fly", pre-programed, and automated)
9. Describe moulage principles and applications for various simulation modalities=== (e.g. manikins, simulated/ standardized patients)
10. Orient stakeholders to simulation principles, simulators, equipment, and environment
a. Learners
b. Faculty/Educators
c. Standardized Patients

C. Troubleshooting and Maintenance=

1. Apply terminology, principles, guidelines, and procedures to troubleshoot:
a. Simulator hardware issues
b. Simulator software issues
2. Apply terminology, principles, guidelines, and procedures to perform preventive/regular maintenance:
a. Simulator hardware issues
b. Simulator software issues
c. Simulation support equipment issues (e.g. A/V, healthcare equipment)
d. Simulation interconnectivity issues
3. Apply terminology, principles, guidelines, and procedures to perform corrective maintenance:
a. Simulator hardware issues=
b. Simulator software issues=
c. Simulation support equipment issues (e.g. A/V, healthcare equipment)
d. Simulation interconnectivity issue=

III: Healthcare Simulation Program Practices/Processes/Procedures

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A. Assist in maintaining reference materials, equipment specifications and operation manuals for all equipment

B. Assist with strategic planning of the technical infrastructure and integration of the simulation center in relation to its mission statement (e.g. technical strategic planning, infrastructure, and emerging technologies)

1. Provide technical recommendations for simulation improvements

2. Recommend modifications to facility standards and practices related to Technology Services]]

C. Equipment and Inventory Management

D. Participate in initial equipment training

E. Utilize resources effectively and efficiently (e.g. money, people, and space)

F. Ensure safe and appropriate use of simulators, part-task trainers, simulations rooms, and other equipment/props

IV: Professional Role Development =

A. Professional Behavior and Capabilities

1. Promote positive communications and relationships
2. Demonstrate awareness of diversity issues (e.g. culture, gender, age)
3. Demonstrate awareness of interprofessional team dynamics
4. Demonstrate effective communication (e.g. interprofessional, interpersonal)
5. Awareness and adherence to policies and procedures
6. Advocates for simulation in local healthcare community
7. Understand and adhere to legal requirements of simulation
8. Understand ethical implications of simulation
9. Understand and adhere to regulatory requirements (e.g. student confidentiality, drug and device, research)
10. Demonstrate leadership capabilities (e.g. assume a leadership role in activity, serve as a mentor for a novice operations specialist)

= B. Life-long learning Strategies

1. Participate in professional development (e.g. conferences and courses)

2. Maintain appropriate credentials

3. Demonstrate involvement in the simulation community

4. Maintain knowledge of new product research and development

5. Awareness of current and emerging simulation practices (e.g. evidence-based practice, technologies, and techniques)

C. Research and Innovation

1. Support research activities (e.g. abstracts/posters, data collection, and grant applications)

2. Understand the role of qualitative and quantitative research

3. Assist with development of new uses of simulation technology

V: Instructional Design and Theory