Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN 2012

Charlottesville, Virginia USA
Nov 2, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012

HPSN is the premier education conference for healthcare simulation users. This year's Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN will be hosted by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing along with CAE Healthcare and will be offered for FREE to anyone interested in healthcare simulation and education. At HPSN Regional meetings, you will have the opportunity to brainstorm with peers in your area, participate in active, hands-on sessions and come away with new ideas for simulation.

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN will be offering FREE CEUs.

Medical Simulation Center
Claude Moore Medical Education Building
200 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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The Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN offers a full line of hands-on programs given by leading experts in healthcare simulation.  This regional event is the ultimate place to discover hands-on tricks and tips for optimizing simulation in your learning environment. The Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN will be offering FREE CEUs.

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Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN Training Courses

Essentials of METIman

Pre-registration required with a maximum of 15 attendees. It is intended for new users or those requiring a review, however all attendees must currently own a METIman patient simulator. This three-hour course will provide participants the basic essentials of using the METIman Prehospital simulator.The differences between METIman Prehospital and METIman Nursing will be discussed. Set-up, power on and off procedures, use of fluid features, and use of the CAE Healthcare preconfigured SCEs will be covered.

Available Courses:

11.02.1210:00 AM3.00 HoursFREE

Essentials of Using iStan

Pre-registration required with a maximum of 15 attendees. This three-hour course will provide participants the essentials of using iStan. It is intended for new users or those requiring a review. Set-up, power on and off procedures, use of fluid features, and use of fluid features, and use of the CAE Healthcare preconfigured SCEs will be covered.

Available Courses:

11.03.128:30 AM3.00 HoursFREE

Muse Training and Programming

Pre-registration required with a maximum of 15 attendees. Get to know the Muse operating platform in this three-hour training course. Working in small groups that are facilitated by a CAE Healthcare Clinical Educator, participants will design and script a Simulated Clinical Experience (SCE) in the Muse software. It is required that attendees bring their own personal computer with their Muse SCE developmental license or a free trial of the Muse software installed if you do not have access to a Müse SCE developmental license, prior to the concurrent session.

Available Courses:

11.02.121:15 PM3.00 HoursFREE

Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN 2012 Concurrent Sessions. Please check back with us as this list is updated often. The Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN will be offering FREE CEUs.



“Going Ballistic” Building Sim Props

Facilitator: Allen Sutphin

Advanced Programming with Muse and IStan

Facilitators: David Walton BBA, MS; Mark Hix

Assessing Basics: Standardized Patients

Facilitator: Jean Truman, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE

Assessment and Documentation of Performance; Using Learning Manager Systems

Facilitators: Dan Summers; Russell Doerr, NREMT-P

Axis of Active Learning: Taking Simulation to the Masses

Facilitators: Keith Littlewood, MD; Mark Kirk, MD

Bugs, Blood, and Bananas: Differential Diagnosis in Post Surgical Patient

Facilitators: Ian Saunders, Cer.A.T; John Thomas, MD; Joanne Donnelly, CRNA, DNP

Cognitive Load Theory and its Implications for Simulation Education

Facilitator: Keith Littlewood, MD

Enhancing First Responder Preparedness using Medical Simulation

Facilitators: Mark Kirk, MD; Andrea Fiumefreddo, MS; Patti Reynard

How to Create a Multi-disciplinary, In-situ Simulation Program

Facilitators: Reba Moyer Childress, MSN, RN, FNP; Sally Miller, MS, RN, CNM

Improving Code Blue Response Through the Use of Simulation

Facilitator: Kelley Huseman, RN CCRN

iStan's ICP and Neurological event

Facilitators: Phil Reynolds; Janice McMillan; Alexander Bitzer

Live Actor Simulation: An Antidote to "I Don't Do Psych"

Facilitators: Lucy Smith, RN MS CNS PMHCNS-BC; Yvette Dorsey RN, MSN; Nancy Pridgen RN, MSN, EdD

Moulage Made Incredibly Easy: Creating Realistic Wounds

Facilitators: Nancy Smith, PT, DPT, GCS; Autumn Bell, PT, MPT; Teresa Conner Kerr, PhD, PT, CWS, CLT

New Program Business Plan Development, Strategic Planning & Finance Basics

Facilitator: Elisabeth Wright, ME

Simulation Ancillary Technology Tour

Facilitators: Phil Reynolds; Patti Reynard; Matt Dickerson; Ornuma Wawsri

Simulation Space Design To Facilitate Learning

Facilitators: Ellen Brock; Reba Moyer Childress, MSN, RN, FNP; David Walton BBA, MS; Anne Chapin; Sandra Voll MS, NP, CNM; Elisabeth Wright, ME

Simulation Standards

Facilitator: Carol Sando, RN PhD CNE

Talk to the Tech: Priming Fluids and Simulator Maintenance

Facilitator: Eric DeVre

Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge: What Role Should They Play?

Facilitator: Keith Littlewood

Using Simulation to Determine Clinical Competency

Facilitator: Amar Patel

Using the Human Patient Simulator to Demonstrate Respiratory Phsiology

Facilitators: Dan Summers; Jason Craig, EMT-P; Russell Doerr

What Do Simulation Educators Need to Know?

Facilitators: Mark Kirk, MD; Andrea Fiumefreddo, MS

The Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN 2012 will be offering FREE CEUs. Please find a preliminary schedule of events below for making travel plans.  Please note the daily times may change but start and end times will remain. A formal schedule with session offerings will be finalized after our workshop proposals are received and reviewed.

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Day 1 | November 2

8:00 – 8:30             Breakfast/Registration (Breakfast provided)

8:30 – 9:00             Welcome – Opening remarks 

9:00 – 9:45             Keynote/Plenary Speaker

9:45 – 10:00           Break

10:00 – 11:00         Concurrent Session #1

11:00 – 11:15         Break

11:15 – 12:15         Concurrent Session #2

12:15 - 1:15            Lunch and Networking (Lunch provided)

1:15 – 2:15            Concurrent Session #3

2:15 – 2:30             Break

2:30 – 3:30             Concurrent Session #4

3:30 – 3:45             Break

3:45 – 4:45             Concurrent Session #5

5:00 – 7:00             Evening Networking Reception (Courtyard Charlottesville Medical Center)

Day 2 | November 3

8:00 – 8:30             Breakfast/Registration and Open Lab Time (Breakfast provided)

8:30 – 9:30             Concurrent Session #6

9:30 – 9:45             Break

9:45 – 10:45           Concurrent Session #7 

10:45 – 11:00         Break

11:00 – 12:00         Concurrent Session #8

12:00 – 12:15         Closing Remarks and Debriefing

Charlottesville has many historical and beautiful sites to see. Visit the official website on the city here:

CAE Healthcare has reserved rooms at two local hotels that offer free parking and are a short walk from the Medical Simulation Center, as well as numerous restaurants, shops, and the historic grounds of the University of Virginia.  Please Note, this weekend is also the Virginia Film Festival, so attendees are encouraged to make room reservation early. Conference attendees are welcome to stay at any hotel not listed on our website. *

Option 1:

Courtyard Charlottesville - University Medical Center
1201 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Red Roof Inn
1309 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

To make reservations please call 1-800-733-7663 or with our Charlottesville property directly at 434-295-4333, or reservations requests can be e-mailed directly to

* CAE Healthcare does not assume any responsibility associated with conference attendees staying at any of the above listed hotels.


Area Attractions

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

No other home in the United States more accurately reflects the personality of its owner than Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's architectural masterpiece and beloved mountaintop home. Monticello is the only home in America recognized by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site. Guided tours of the house are offered daily throughout the year; outdoor gardens and plantation tours are offered daily April-October.

The Gardens of Monticello

The historic gardens at Monticello were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.  Find out what's "In Bloom at Monticello" advance of your visit.  You may also be interested in learning more about the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants.

Albemarle Cider Works

Albemarle CiderWorks is a family-run Cidery and Tasting Room that produces cider from heritage varieties of apples that can thrive in Albemarle County,Virginia. Thomas Jefferson experimented with 18 or more varieties of apples at Monticello, only a few miles from our orchard at Rural Ridge. We grow a dozen or so of those heritage cultivars that are still extant as well as other old-fashioned varieties that are blended to create full-bodied ciders to rival those produced in the Colonial era.

Michie Tavern ca. 1784 - A Virginia Historic Landmark

MICHIE TAVERN, located ½ mile below Jefferson’s Monticello, accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging more than 200 years ago. Today, visitors experience the Tavern’s past through an historical journey which recreates 18th-century tavern life. Servers in period attire offer bountiful COLONIAL MIDDAY FARE. The rustic tavern setting renders a dining experience rich in southern culture and hospitality featuring a buffetof southern fried chicken,hickory-smoked pork barbecue, stewed tomatoes, black-eyed peas, buttermilk biscuits and so much more.

Albemarle Ballet Theater

Our dance school continues to flourish in our 5th year in downtown Crozet. We continue to build on our mission to provide a fun, safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for our students. ABT students include beginners, budding dancers, future professionals, and lifelong enthusiasts.

Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival is a four-day celebration of the magic of the movies featuring first-run features and timeless classics, high-profile industry insiders and up-and-coming stars, and filmmakers from throughout Virginia and beyond.  Taking place every autumn at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the Virginia Film Festival has brought the best in contemporary and classic cinema to its audiences for nearly twenty-five years.

For more information and other exciting things to do in Charlottesville, visit


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Participants are welcome to park in the 11th Street Parking Garage, however we encourage you to park at the hotel and walk to campus. Parking will not be covered by the conference and the cost is $4.00/hour

11th Street Parking Garage
Charlottesville, VA

The opening session of the conference will be in the Jordan Hall Conference Center.

This year’s Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN Keynote Speaker will be Dr. W. Bosseau Murray, Professor of Anesthesiology; Associate Director, Director of Research, Clinical Simulation Center, Penn State College of Medicine. His keynote address will be titled: The Past, Present and Future of Simulation and will open the conference on Friday morning. He has been awarded numerous awards and honors such as: SEA/Duke Award for Excellence and Innovation in Anesthesia Education; Distinguished Educator’s Award, Penn State University College of Medicine; and the Society for Simulation in Health Care (SSiH) award for services rendered to the Society

Dr. W. Bosseau Murray
Associate Director, Director of Research
Clinical Simulation Center, Penn State College of Medicine

Dr. W. Bosseau Murray
has been working in academic organizations and medical education since 1978. He has been involved in training and simulation centers since 1993, when he became the first Director of the Penn State Simulation Lab. He has trained and mentored all levels of healthcare workers in the skills of airway management and Intra-venous access for more than 30 years, and has trained pre-hospital personnel (ambulance and helicopter), as well as medical students and residents for more than 15 years at PSU-COM. In the Simulation Lab, they teach and develop proficiencies in a wide variety of medical devices. At PSU-COM, Murray has been developing the infrastructure to teach haptic sensations (the feel of inserting an epidural or spinal needle.) This technology is directly applicable to teaching the insertion of central venous access. From a research perspective, he has performed and assisted with many successful study designs and helped the research to be published in peer-reviewed literature, as well as in thesis form. He was the co-author of the major work on simulation: “Clinical Simulation: Operations, Engineering and Management.”   

CEU Information

The Mid-Atlantic Regional HPSN will offer a total of 10 CEU credits for the complete education program.  Attendees can visit the workshop session evaluations throughout the conference by going to:

MidAtlantic HPSN Session Eval Link:

Once an attendee completes the survey, it will automatically redirect them to a webiste where they can download their CEU's.  After the conference is complete, each attendee will recieve a link to their email provided at registration that will take them to the conference and session evaluation page.  Your feedback is important to us, please complete the conference evaluation anytime by visiting:

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