Letter from the Editor:
I am extremely excited to introduce STORM!
STORM stands for Simulation Technician Operations Resource Magazine. This magazine is created by the simulation community as a resource outlet, and expression of some of the best talent in the industry.
STORM has well over 35 of the best professional editors on our editorial board. They are excited to begin the process of article collection and finding out what you and your teams are doing in simulation.
Are you looking to submit an article? We are currently accepting articles for STORM. Here are a few questions you may have:
- Who can submit an article? Anyone in the simulation community may submit an article.
- What articles can be submitted? Anything related to simulation. Examples include – operations, education/curriculum, studies, thinking outside the box, standards, trends, technology and anything related to simulation.
Please submit your articles to STORM@ssih.org . Your article will be reviewed by the editorial board. Once accepted, it will be published in STORM magazine through Simulation Spotlight. Simulation Spotlight is electronically distributed to over 22,000 Simulationists across the globe.
Our first set of publication articles will be released during SimOps 2020 and our second release will be at IMSH 2021. Our magazine will grow in 2021 with four additional publication dates.
Please see the below article as a sample of a publication that would contribute to the growth and enrichment of the simulation community. This is your magazine - STORM!
Thank you for your support!
S Scott Atkinson
Title: Simulation Technical Skills Curriculum for Medical Simulation Fellows
Background: Medical simulation fellows are graduating from fellowship programs that have varying priorities, curricula, and assessment methods. Currently, there are still no globally accepted curricular standards for graduates from simulation fellowship programs. Additionally, minimal attention has been directed at evaluating the progression of fellows through the fellowship period to ensure the predetermined skills have been developed prior to graduation. This is particularly true as it relates to the technical skills of fellows, frequently delegated to simulation technicians. The aim of this study was to evaluate a newly developed simulation fellow technical skills curriculum focused on simulator software, programming, simulator maintenance, setting up and breaking down simulated environments, and audiovisual support.
Methods: Subjects included emergency medicine simulation fellows. Fellows were graded using the Evaluation of Technical Competency in Healthcare Simulation (E-TeCHS) tool.1 Fellows completed 9 tasks across 5 domains as part of a summative evaluation of their simulation technical skills acquired during fellowship.
Results: Results and curriculum will be shared in an upcoming STORM article soon.
References: 1. Hughes PG, Atkinson SS, Brown M, Jenkins M, Ahmed RA. Evaluation of Technical Competency in Healthcare Simulation (E-TeCHS) tool: A Modified Delphi Study. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 2019.