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Greetings, SSH members!

I don’t know about you, but the first few months of this year have absolutely flown by!

Already a quarter into my term as SSH President, I think one of the reasons things seem to be moving so quickly is the SSH schedule of events has been full since the beginning of the year and won’t slow down any time soon.

On that note, IMSH Delivers just wrapped up the live content portion of this year’s event. It capped 10 amazing weeks of crucially important content and also capped just a phenomenal effort by all of the presenters, IMSH Planning Committee, and SSH Staff who all poured themselves into making this event happen.

If you don’t remember, everyone had roughly three months – just about 12 weeks! – from the time the decision to go full virtual had to be made and IMSH Delivers started. With that time crunch in mind, the education, membership, event planning, and marketing work put in by volunteers and staff led to a fantastic turnout of more than 2,600 attendees!

That number is very exciting considering all of the challenges our members and other healthcare simulation professionals faced this past year. It also is a strong indicator for us in terms of seeing how valuable you believe IMSH (and all that goes with it, even in a virtual setting) and SSH are to you, your center, and your patients. We’re so thankful for that sentiment.

Going forward, a quick reminder that you can still register for IMSH Delivers until April 15! If you or someone you know would find value in the content, sign up and you will have access to all IMSH recorded content for the rest of 2021.

This is just the latest example of SSH’s dedication to its purpose “… to serve a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare,” and part of its mission that “serves our members by fostering education, professional development, and the advancement of research and innovation.”

IMSH content is one of SSH’s greatest resources. And, as you probably already know, all SSH Resources are awesome, and you should use them. Among resources available now on the SSIH.org website under the “SSH Resources” tab: The Healthcare Simulation Dictionary, Second Edition (2.1); The Healthcare Simulationist Code of Ethics (in 18 languages!); Articles of Influence; the International Simulation Data Registry (ISDR); Research Information, and so much more. Please check it all out!

April 8, 4 p.m. ET – Join me for a Town Hall meeting

Later this week, be sure to register for the SSH Town Hall meeting on April 8, at 4 p.m. ET (U.S.). The intent of the town hall is to provide a platform for members to hear what has been happening at the SSH Board level and for me to get feedback from you, the membership, about your IMSH experiences and other issues you think that the SSH board should be focusing on in the months to come.

Please register and join me!

World Health Day 2021

World Health Day is April 7. The theme this year is Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has undercut many of the recent health gains, pushed more people into poverty and food insecurity, and amplified gender, social, and health inequalities.

The campaign highlights WHO’s constitutional principle that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, or economic or social condition.” 

In that spirit, I saw this heartwarming video and wanted to share this story about a migrant worker who contracted COVID-19. It is one of millions of examples from around the world of what so many of our friends, neighbors, families, and patients went through (and continue to go through…we’re not done with things yet!). It is a vivid reminder to me how important health, everyone’s health, truly is.

Take care and continue to be safe out there!

Until next month …

Juli Maxworthy, DNP, PhD (c), MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FNAP, FSSH
President, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

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