1. About The Games
SimWars was created by Dr Andy Godwin, Dr Haru Okuda and Dr Scott Weingart, as a platform for teams to showcase their communication, teamwork and clinical management skills, in a competitive and fun environment.
This is the third year SEMS will be hosting this prestigious challenge, after a successful debut that drew much support and cheers.
Teams will manage clinical case scenarios in a high-fidelity simulation environment that is both supportive and engaging.
The victorious team will win prizes worth $750, and bring back and keep the SEMS SIMGames Challenge Trophy for the year. The Runners-up will win a prize worth $250. In the end, it aims to allow the participants and audience to have fun learning.
2. Rules of Engagement
- The SEMS SIMGames is a single-elimination challenge.
- There will be two rounds: the preliminary round and the final round. The preliminary round will be an offsite event a week prior to SEMS I-ReSS 2016 while the final round is an on-stage event, in front of a live audience during the conference.
- The preliminary rounds will be held on Friday, 19 February 2016 at Changi General Hospital Simulation Centre. All teams will go through the same scenario for the preliminary round and their performances will be assessed by a panel of judges. All teams will be blinded to one another’s performances.
- The top two teams from the preliminary round will go on to the final round, which will be held on Sunday, 28 February 2016 at The Academia, Singapore General Hospital. The final score for the final round will be a combination of both the judges’ assessment as well as voting from the live audience. In the event of a tie in either round, an additional scenario may be run, at the discretion of the judges and organizers.
3. The Gaming Factions
4. Signing up for the Games
- The team must be a multidisciplinary team comprising of doctors, nurses and/or allied health professionals.
- Each team will comprise of 4 to 5 members.
- Each team must minimally have at least 1 doctor and 2 nurses. The other 1 to 2 members may be doctors, nurses or allied health professional. It is preferable (though not compulsory) that the team members practise in the emergency department of the institution.
- The doctors must be non-specialists ie, senior residents, residents, medical officers and/or house officers. The nurses can be Advance Practice nurses, Senior Staff/Registered nurses, Staff/Registered nurses and/or Enrolled/Assistant nurses. Allied health professionals can be of any grade.
- It is recommended that each team has at least one senior resident/medical officer and one senior staff/registered nurse, though this is not compulsory.
- A maximum of 8 teams will be in the challenge.
- Each hospital may register a maximum of 2 teams. Preference will be given to the first team of each institution, in the event that more than 8 teams are registered. This is to allow a wider spread of participating institutions.
- Registration is open to both local and overseas institutions.
- The team members must be registered as full participants of the SEMS I-ReSS 2016 as well.
- Registration will be closed on Thursday, 31 December 2015.
- Confirmation of the participating teams will be sent via email within 2 weeks following the closing date of registration.
- Further details will be furnished at a later date to these teams.
- In the event of a withdrawal, the team shall inform the organizers at least 1 month before the event (ie, by 15 January 2016), to give enough time for any replacement team to prepare.