Simulation User Network (SUN) Conference 2018

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We are very happy to welcome you to the first Simulation User Network (SUN) conference in India to be held at Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University (SGTU), Gurugram.

The SUN conference was created by Laerdal Medical to facilitate a conversation between users of healthcare simulation. SUN brings together industry leaders and subject matter experts to explore best practices and help advance simulation training across all healthcare disciplines.

We hope that this first SUN in India will give you an introduction to simulation in nursing education. SUN is also about creating a network that will further the use of simulation in nursing training in the country.

What is SUN?

The Simulation User Network (SUN) conference was created to facilitate a conversation between users at all levels in the field of healthcare simulation. Laerdal has been hosting SUNs for over 10 years and touched thousands of simulation users.

SUN Conferences are designed to address your needs with practical and immediate solutions.  The workshops, as well as masterclasses offered during the conference, offer a great opportunity for you to join peers and partners in advancing nursing training.

SUN is coming to India for the first time this October and the focus this year is ‘Simulation in Nursing Education’.


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International expert faculty

Dag Erik Lutnæs
CCN, Senior Facilitator Course Developer, SAFER

Dag Erik is experienced in simulation-based training and education. He is central staff at SAFER simulation centre in Stavanger, Norway. He is International Faculty for EuSIM, and has supported the establishment of simulation centre in Mbarara, Uganda. His Clinical background of 14 years is from neurocritical and general critical care being a Critical Care Nurse and clinical supervisor.

Being with SAFER from 2012, his main focus is with prehospital teams in the oil industry and faculty development of simulation facilitators. He is attending an M.Sc program in Human Factors and Systems Safety in Lund, Sweden.

Helge Lorentzen
MSc, EMT-P, Director of Educational Standards and Strategy, SAFER

Helge has extensive experience in simulation-based education and training. He has been central in the establishing and running of SAFER simulation centre in Stavanger and has been running International Instructor courses in EuSim, supporting simulation centres in Africa, Russia and Europe. He is a former President of SESAM (Society in Europe for Simulation in Healthcare) and has contributed to establishing the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare.

He has a clinical background as Paramedic, an educational background as a school teacher, and is holding a Masters degree in Change Management. He has also served as a professional rescue diver.

Steve Guinea, PhD
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Health Simulation Faculty of Health Sciences Australian Catholic University

Dr. Stephen (Steve) Guinea has led the Faculty’s strategic direction for healthcare simulation including the planning of simulation learning environments across five campuses, simulation design and curriculum integration, professional development, and scholarship into simulation learning and teaching.

Steve’s research interests include using learning theory to inform simulation design, exploring the impact of using simulation to substitute clinical placement, and designing learning and teaching activities to enhance clinical reasoning.

Steve is the Deputy Chair of the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH) and Deputy Chair for the Australian simulation collaborative INSPIRE.

Amy Dearsley
Programs and Educational Services Manager Asia Pacific, Laerdal Medical

Amy has worked as a lecturer of Nursing and taught clinical nursing subjects to undergraduate students. This is where her interest and appreciation for simulation-based learning methodologies grew from. She has had clinical roles in Large Tertiary Referral hospital to a small private hospital in Intensive care and Coronary Care Unit. She has also completed her midwifery training and worked for the Royal Flying Doctors Service as a flight nurse for aeromedical retrieval service.

Amy joined Laerdal 7 years ago and started as an Educational Services, she is currently the Educational Services Manager Asia Pacific and spends time in the region growing the services as well as manages the educational team in Australia.

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Simulation Workshops

A total of four workshops will run in parallel on Day 1. Each participant will take part in two workshops – one in the morning session and one in the afternoon session.

We will inform you in advance which of the workshops you will be a part of and also share reading material to help you prepare for the workshops. On the second day, you will participate in both the Masterclasses.

Learning is a continuous process. The Circle of Learning is a systematic method used to gain and maintain competence — from the beginner to the expert.

In the simulation workshops, you will follow the steps in the Circle of Learning to address clinical scenarios. You will learn how to teach students to assess and manage the patient, identify and prioritize patient problems, and perform key interventions for safe and effective patient care in a simulated environment.

The last part of the scenario is debriefing, which is a conversational period for reflection and feedback aimed at sustaining or improving future performance. It is a critical activity for learning in simulation-based education.

The workshops will enable you to understand how skills and simulation can be taught in an interactive manner in your nursing school/ college.

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