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Pocket Nurse® and Dynarex® Announce Education Scholarship Fund (PNDESF) for Healthcare Simulation Professionals

Coming Soon for International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 26, 2018 - The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) today announced that four new scholarships to attend the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) will be made available through the Pocket Nurse® and Dynarex® Education Scholarship Fund (PNDESF). The Fund provides support to any simulation lab individual who is currently employed by an educational institution. 

Simulation education is a bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience. Healthcare simulations can be said to have four main purposes: education, assessment, research, and health system integration in facilitating patient safety. Each of these purposes may be met by some combination of role play, low and high-tech equipment solutions, and a variety of settings from, tabletop sessions to a realistic full-mission environment.

These need-based scholarships are for healthcare simulation professionals who would otherwise be unable to attend IMSH. Every application will receive careful consideration, and the SSH scholarship team will award them to applicants from low-income regions or budget-challenged organizations.

"These scholarships offer exciting new opportunities for healthcare simulation professionals to experience the learning and networking that IMSH delivers," says Jennifer Manos, RN, MSN, MBA, Executive Director, Society for Simulation in Healthcare. "We are thrilled that Pocket Nurse and Dynarex have decided to offer these scholarships and we look forward to awarding them."

The scholarships, which will be first available for IMSH 2019 in San Antonio, TX, may be used for the following expenses:

1. IMSH General Registration
2. One Pre-Conference or Immersive Course
3. One-year membership in SSH
4. $1,000 Travel Stipend

More details, including the application process, will be announced in the coming months.

"Everything we do at Dynarex exemplifies our motto, 'We Care Like Family,'" says Zalman Tenenbaum, President and CEO of Dynarex. "A targeted market section for us is 'Education and Training,' and we are thrilled to be teaming up with Pocket Nurse, our family member and long-time distributor, to create this scholarship fund." 

Questions should be directed to Kathryn Pullins, Director of Membership, SSH.

About the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
The purpose of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is to serve a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare. The SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes nearly 3,400 physicians, nurses, allied health and paramedical personnel, researchers, educators, and developers from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation-based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers.

About Pocket Nurse®
Pocket Nurse is nurse owned and operated and has been a trusted partner in simulation education for nursing, EMS, pharmacy technology, and allied health since 1992. Pocket Nurse provides over 5,000 simulation solutions to healthcare educators nationwide. Pocket Nurse takes pride in the role of improving patient outcomes by enhancing suitable learning environments for future healthcare professionals. Pocket Nurse is headquartered in Monaca, PA. For more information, call 1-800-225-1600 or visit PocketNurse.com.

About Dynarex®
Dynarex is a leading brand of disposable medical products with distributor partners in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Europe, and South America. It provides a wide range of the finest quality disposable medical products at an exceptional value while improving suppliers' processes to increase partners' profits. The company's value statement "We Care Like Family" underscores its commitment to working with its customers to help them grow their businesses and achieve success. Founded in 1967, Dynarex is headquartered in Orangeburg, NY. For more information, call 1-888-DYNAREX (1-888-396-2739) or visit dynarex.com.

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