Society for Simulation in Healthcare

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May 2018 Profile

Shannon Swain SSH Write up 5-29-18_Updated

From Green Beret to Building Simulation Centers Throughout the World

Shannon Swain, RN, BSN, CHSOS, CHSE

 In 2004, Shannon Swain, RN, BSN, CHSOS, CHSE was injured in Afghanistan while on deployment as a Green Beret in the Army Special Forces. During his recovery he was asked by the U.S. Army Research Development Engineering Command (RDECOM) to develop a MEDIC video game that would be used to train soldiers using simulation. 

In 2006 he was brought on by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation Training Implementation (PEOSTRI) as a Subject Matter Expert for the development and execution of what became 22 Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTC).

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