SimSeries Webinars

SSH SimSeries Webinars

Join us each week for the SSH SimSeries Webinar Program, a FREE online offering on topics of importance for the healthcare simulation community.


How do I register?

Simply click the "Register Now" link next to the webinar(s) of your choice to register. After you register, the Zoom access information will be emailed to you from the SSH Office of Continuing Education email address, education@ssih.orgPlease check your spam/junk folder if you do not get the email within 15 minutes of registration. If the email is in your spam/junk folder, please add to your email contacts list. You should get future confirmation emails. If the email is not in your spam/junk folder, please email for the Zoom registration link.


Want IPCE credit?

A week after the session is complete, these webinars will be available for purchase in the Live Learning Center ($25 for members and $50 for non-members). Once purchased, you will see an evaluation for the course. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive your Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit certificate.



2023 Courses

Date Course Time Registration
February 13, 2023

Preparing Successful Presentations: A Guide for Operations Specialists - Presented by the SOTS Section


Do you have an idea for a presentation, but feel intimidated by the submission process? Designing and submitting a course for SimOps (or any SSH sponsored conference) can be a daunting task. This course will focus on streamlining and de-mystifying the course proposal submission process for SSH conferences. Faculty will discuss how to construct meaningful learning objectives, as well as identify important, high-yield topics for presentations. Faculty will also provide a “behind the scenes look” at the review process and discuss your ideas for proposal topics.


  1. Describe the best practices used to create learning objectives to form the foundation of a course proposal.
  2. Identify course topics to meet the Simulation Operations community’s needs for education and training.
  3. Discuss the review process used to assess and score course proposal submissions.


  • Amy Follmer, CHSOS-A
  • Shandra Jamison, MA, RRT

Recording Available

March 13, 2023

Rewiring Your Control: A Technical Look at Control Rooms – Presented by SOTS Section


Control Centers are the heart of a simulation center and come in different designs and sizes. Though they play a vital role, the scholarly literature on centralized control rooms specifically is very scarce. The ASTEC lab decided to utilize a centralized control room when renovating, switching over from a bedside setup. This course will be an overview of our data and case studies of a centralized control room vs noncentralized.


  1. Attendees will understand the decision making process behind ASTEC implementing a centralized control room
  2. Attendees will engage in weighing the benefits and limitations of centralized vs decentralized controls for Simulation
  3. Attendees will hear an analysis based on information gathered from ASTEC using a centralized control room


  • Lucas Grijalva

Recording Available

March 20, 2023

Centered Simulations: Finding the balance between dazzling technology, fidelity, cost and practicality.


Often purchasing decisions for simulations are made prior to considering learning objectives and audience needs. Likewise, deployment and support considerations can also determine if success is even possible. This discussion will detail and approach to evaluating simulation technology in three common use scenarios.


  1. Describe methods to ensure learning objectives and chosen simulation technologies are in harmony
  2. List items to consider for deployment and support
  3. List several practical examples where low cost and low fidelity approaches may be superior


  • Dr. Thomas Talbot


  • William Bond
  • Sage Wexner

Recording Available

April 3, 2023

Setup 101: Creating Visual ‘Quick Start Guides’ - Presented by the SOTS Section


Setting up a simulation can be a chaotic and stressful experience for Simulation Operation Specialists (SOS). It takes time to read the template, tease out the relevant bits of information, create a list of equipment, supplies, & moulage needed, and then start the actual work of setup. At a high-volume center, this might be time the SOS does not have. At institutions where cases are repeated on a regular basis, time can be saved by applying the theory of standard work and implementing a practice of utilizing standardized setup guides. This not only helps to improve the repeatability of a case but helps to ensure reliability in the setup. This 50-minute presentation will introduce the ‘Quick Start Guide’ format of setup guides. The presenter will introduce an example simulation case, identify elements important for setup, and construct those elements into a visual setup guide. Each learner will leave with a solid understanding of the process of creating an effective visual setup guide.


  1. Outline the core components and benefits of creating standardized visual setup guides for simulation scenarios.
  2. Experiment with the functionality of example setup guides.
  3. Create a draft needs assessment for setup guides at Simulation Operation Specialist's own institution.


  • Lauren O'Niell, BFA, CHSOS

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April 17, 2023

Planning Ahead for IMSH 2024: Submission Form Tips from the Planning Team



Are you interested in presenting at IMSH 2024 but feel intimidated by the submission process? Submitting to present at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare can be stressful but SSH is here to help. This course will focus on de- mystifying the submission process for IMSH 2024 scheduled for January 20 – 24, 2024 in San Diego, California. Faculty will discuss how to construct measurable learning objectives and identify important topics for presentations. Faculty will also provide a look at the review process and allow time to discuss your ideas for proposal topics.

Join us for this informational webinar designed for both first time presenters as well as seasoned contributors. The call for IMSH 2024 content is now open and the deadline to submit is June 7, 2023. There have been a changes and improvements in the IMSH Content Management System for IMSH 2024, so don’t miss out on this important information. CEU’s are not available for this webinar


  1. Describe the best practices used to create learning objectives to form the foundation of a course proposal./li>
  2. Identify presentation topics to meet the community’s needs for education and training.
  3. Discuss the review process used to assess and score course proposal submissions.


  • SSH Director of Continuing Education - Trenell Croskey, BS, MCHM
  • IMSH 2024 Planning Co-Chair - Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE-A, FSSH, FAAN

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May 1, 2023

Time Well Spent: Employing Data on How SOS Spend Work Time
Presented by the SOTS Section


Data tells your simulation center’s story. Panelists will focus on documenting simulation operation specialist (SOS) production versus administrative time. This panel will share their collective knowledge and ideas to employ time tracking data to your benefit and inspire action from stakeholders. The bigger picture is not to become more efficient to accommodate more tasks and meetings, but to understand the impetus and importance of sharing data to drive future center plans – resource allocation, strategic planning, annual reporting, etc.


  1. Discuss the importance of collecting and using data
  2. Compare methods and think on situations to use your center’s data in reporting to key stakeholders
  3. Explain pros and cons of time tracking to make more intelligent decisions about your team


  • Michael Norris, Scott Voss, Jamie Stiner, Jarrod Young


  • Jared Kutzin

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Obtaining credit for attendance

Make sure to complete the webinar evaluation to receive your credit certification.

Additional Information:

  • All webinars are free to anyone with an SSH account.
    • It is free to create an SSH account.
  • Use the registration link on this webpage to register for a webinar.
  • Once you complete your registration for a webinar, you will receive an email from with the zoom registration information.
    • Some institutions flag this email as junk. Please check your junk folder for the link if you do not receive an email from within two hours from registering.

IPCE Information

  • If you want to obtain Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) CEUs for attending a webinar, purchase the webinar in the Live Learning Center.
  • Webinars in the Live Learning Center are $25 for SSH Members and $50 for non-SSH members.
  • Webinars are available for viewing in the Live Learning Center one week after the live session.


Contact the SSH Office of Continuing Education at

SSH SimSeries Webinars Planning Team

Garrett W Burnett, M.D.
Denise Foy, RN-BC, MSN, CHSE
Daniel Katz, MD
Kati Maxkenzie, MSHS, CHSOS, CHSE
Karen Mangold, MD MEd
LeeAnn Miller, EdD, SimSeries Webinar Planning Team Chair
Jarrod Young, MBA, CHSOS-A


No relevant financial relationships disclosed by planners or presenters of this Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) educational activity.

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