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Simulation Technology Specialists

Simulation Technology Specialists, often collectively referred to as Sim Techs, are integral members of the healthcare simulation team, responsible for the technical setup, operation, and maintenance of simulation equipment and technology. They play a crucial role in ensuring the successful execution of simulation-based education and training activities.


  • Technical Setup: Sim Techs are responsible for setting up simulation environments, configuring audiovisual systems, patient simulators, task trainers, and other simulation equipment to create realistic clinical scenarios.
  • Simulation Operation: They operate simulation technology during simulation sessions, controlling patient simulators, environmental variables, and scenario progression to simulate realistic clinical situations and achieve educational objectives.
  • Scenario Development: Sim Techs collaborate with educators and content experts to develop and customize simulation scenarios, incorporating clinical guidelines, learning objectives, and realistic patient cases into simulation experiences.
  • Technical Support: They provide technical support during simulation sessions, troubleshooting equipment malfunctions or technical issues, and ensuring the uninterrupted flow of simulation activities.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Simulation Technology Specialists conduct routine maintenance, calibration, and repairs on simulation equipment to ensure optimal performance and functionality, including cleaning, disinfection, and equipment storage.
  • Data Management: They manage data generated during simulation sessions, including audiovisual recordings, physiological data, and performance metrics, to support debriefing, evaluation, and research activities.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Technical Expertise: Sim Techs possess technical proficiency in operating and troubleshooting simulation equipment and technology, including familiarity with medical devices, audiovisual systems, and simulation software.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: They demonstrate strong problem-solving abilities to address technical challenges and resolve equipment malfunctions or issues during simulation sessions.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Simulation Technology Specialists collaborate effectively with educators, learners, and other members of the simulation team, communicating technical information and coordinating simulation activities to achieve educational objectives.

Professional Development:

  • Training and Certification: They may undergo specialized training and certification programs in simulation technology, operations, and scenario development to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field.
  • Continuing Education: Sim Techs engage in continuous learning and professional development activities to stay updated with advances in simulation technology, best practices in simulation-based education, and emerging trends in healthcare simulation.

Simulation Technology Specialists play a critical role in facilitating the delivery of high-quality simulation-based education and training, contributing to improved patient safety, clinical competence, and healthcare outcomes.