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Nilendy Bueno received her Bachelors of Arts at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Before joining NYSIM, Nilendy worked for the Office of Science and Research at NYU Langone Health as an Adminis-trative Assistant. She was also a 1st grade teacher for three years.

In the future, Nilendy hopes to pursue a career as a pediatric nurse. She has always had a special love for children and a passion for their education and well- being. Some of Nilendy’s hobbies include painting, traveling and photography.

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Virginia Drda, SP Program Coordinator at NYSIM co-authored the abstract below. The workshop will be presented at IMSH in Los Angeles, CA, on January 17, 2018.

“Focused Debriefing Conversations with Difficult Standardized Patients”, co-authored by Tony Errichetti, Elizabeth Kachur, and Anna Lank.

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NYSIM IT Update

SimulationiQ has been updated to the latest release—Orange. This new release will help to stabilize and improve the functionality of the overall system.

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel Lugassy as the Medical Director of NYSIM. Dr. Lugassy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Lugassy did his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Maryland. This was followed by a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at NYU. He joined the NYU faculty in 2010 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. In 2011 Danny was chosen the Academic Attending of the Year for the Department of Emergency Medicine. For the past year Danny has served as an Assistant Medical Director at NYSIM, overseeing the undergraduate medical simulation programs. As Medical Director he will broaden his responsibilities, be involved with program development for NYU and CUNY, simulation related faculty development and educational research.

We are honored to have Dr. Lugassy take on this important position. As a gifted teacher and dedicated physician, and now in a leadership role at NYSIM Dr. Lugassy will assure that our Center will continue to grow and maintain its preeminence as a leader in simulation education.

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Sani-Man Adult CPR Training Manikin

This CPR Trainer provides learners anatomical landmarks, including sternum and ribcage, substernal notch. This CPR Trainer is composed of foam filling, which offers resistance for the practice of chest compressions. The head and disposable lungs are sold separately (NYSIM has the disposable lungs).

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The Advanced Venipuncture Arm features a closed blood flow system rather than the Bag and Stand supply that comes with the Standard model. It allows easy adjustment of the pressure. The Advanced arm also has a greater number of vein types.

Skills Gained: Venipuncture, IV Cannulation, IV Infusion
Anatomy: Soft, flexible skin.
Underlying palpable veins: cephalic, basilica, dorsal, metacarpal and median cubital

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On June 13—16, NYSIM hosted the Center for Medical Simula-tion’s “Simulation as a Teaching Tool” instructor training course. This course is considered the premier faculty development pro-gram in simulation education. Mary Fey was the course director alongside Demian Szyld from CMS. Grace Ng and Danny Lugassy were course faculty. Course participants included local faculty from NYULMC and CUNY as well as national and international guests who traveled from as far as Paris, France and Bratislava in Slovakia.

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