Upcoming Research and Development Meeting on 10/23

Almost every month, the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies holds Research and Development (R&D) meetings that discuss specific topics to improve the quality of health education and improve patient safety and outcomes from the use of simulation.  The group includes over 25 members from across the University of Washington and is chaired by Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Surgery and President of UW Physicians. 

The Institute's next R&D meeting is on Wednesday, October 23rd from 4-5:30pm at UWMC (1st floor of Surgery Pavilion, Room SP1122) and HMC (3rd floor, Ninth and Jefferson Building, Room 365).  The topics to be discussed include “How does one define, measure, train for, monitor, and remediate competency in a healthcare provider?  How does one train, in simulation, to achieve elements of competency?”  There will also be a presentation by Dr. Joe Heim, Research Engineer, UW College of Engineering, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.  These meetings are open to UW faculty, staff, and students interested in the topics, or to those who would like to learn more about what the Institute offers.  Join us and share your research ideas.

For additional information about ISIS' R&D Committee, please contact Austin Shipman (


Surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, and observers flood a patient room during a system-wide mock code scenario working to further build imperative interprofessional communication skills during an emergency situation.

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