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Mr. Ryan Douglas, Simulation Laboratories Information Specialist


Along with Dr. Tiffany Holmes, made two presentations at the Laerdal Simulation Users Network (SUN) National Conference on April 2, 2014. The presentations within the Technology in Simulation track were entitled, “Simulation Center Technology” and “Technology in Operations”.

Co-presented with Dr. Tiffany Holmes “Technology in Simulation: Technology in Operations” at the SUN (Simulation User Network) conference in San Antonio, October 1-3, 2013.

Co-authored with Dr. Tiffany Holmes a poster entitled, "Showing Signs of Life in Medium Fidelity Manikins", presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Conference held in Orlando, FL on January 27-30, 2013.  It depicted how the simulation lab personnel were able to provide vital signs on the patient monitors for our VitalSim manikins.


Earned professional certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH). SSIH is a non-profit organization committed to furthering and supporting the science of healthcare simulation. Society members include healthcare providers, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, technologists, and policy makers from all around the world.

Mr. Douglas successfully passed the CHSOS (Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist) examination in January and is now part of a select handful of technicians from around the globe to hold this designation. Although a relatively new certification, both CHSOS, and its partner exam CHSE (Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator), are quickly becoming de facto standards for evaluating the competency of simulation healthcare professionals.

While the core focus of the CHSOS exam deals with managing Simulation Technology, many other areas of knowledge are tested as well. Additional domains covered include:

• Concepts in Healthcare and Simulation
• Program Practices and Procedures
• Professional Role Development
• Instructional Design and Theory

When combined together, these complementary spheres of expertise have shown to make for a more versatile simulation technician who is better able to leverage his or her skill sets for the benefit of an entire program versus just providing technical support only.