Simulation Aids Crisis Preparedness, Offers Hospitals Core Elements of Ebola, Infectious Disease Readiness > The Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Hospitals, clinics and other emergency portals of entry that are planning for Ebola and other infectious disease-readiness now have access to a previously sold-out webinar featuring simulation education in crisis preparedness. 

The recording of the popular webinar Making it Count: Using Simulation for Ebola Readiness”—offered by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)—is a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to preparing hospitals for the identification and care of patients at high-risk for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and other infectious diseases; an approach that spans medicine, nursing, infection control, emergency management, laboratory medicine, infectious diseases, and waste management.  Developed by leaders in simulation education at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the recorded webinar teaches participants how to identify core requirements of an Ebola readiness program and how to use simulation to implement and assess Ebola-readiness activities, including development of policies, procedures, checklists, and competencies associated with the various elements of care.

HHC Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Ross Wilson, M.D.‎ leads the presentation and is joined by Joseph Masci, M.D., Director of the Department of Medicine at Elmhurst (NY) Hospital Center), Jessica Pohlman, Associate Director of Education, and Katie Walker, RN, Director of HHC’s Institute for Medical Simulation and Advanced Learning.

Due to popular demand and the rapid sellout of the Society-sponsored webinar, the recording has been posted to the SSH Live Learning Center and offers continuing education credit, free to members or available to others for $150 (USD).

“A priority of the Society is to provide this type of timely and immediate educational support through our Learning Center and through our upcoming International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH),” noted Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN.  She added, “Simulation is essential to creating the best practices of an integrated and comprehensive program that will effectively address the needs of hospitals in preparing for these high risk events.  At this major January meeting [IMSH], preparation for Ebola and other infectious diseases will be priority for many attending, and most will find simulation to be a key element of their planning.”


The webinar has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

The Society of Simulation in Healthcare designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of his/her participation in the activity.

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) was established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in healthcare. Membership is representative of all healthcare disciplines and is comprised of 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. For more information, go to

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Holly Simonton, MA
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