Adam Hoffman, NRP, MCCP, CHSE
Simulation Education Specialist
West Virginia University
Adam Hoffman is a firefighter, paramedic, and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator with a particular passion for acute/ critical care, interprofessional education and point of care ultrasound. His roots in public safety have led him to simulation education where he currently serves as a simulation education specialist at West Virginia University. His 20 years in public safety have equipped him with a unique perspective and interest in teams in healthcare and growing up in a family of educators has ingrained in him a love of teaching. He has worked throughout West Virginia in EMS as a critical care paramedic and supervisor, fire service as firefighter, officer, and training officer, and currently as Chief, as a 911 dispatcher, an adjunct instructor at Pierpont Community and Technical College, WV Regional Response Team Leader, rescue/ recovery diver, and rescue officer. In his current role, in addition to education and program development, he serves on the research committee, liaison to the Office of Interprofessional Education, supply coordinator, and IPE faculty trainer. In addition to his current role, he has been an invited presenter at multiple international conferences and regional workshops.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The Interdisciplinary Educational Apartment Simulation or IDEAS was started in person as an IPE simulation focused on the IPEC competencies of teamwork, communication, and roles/ responsibilities through an in-person home health simulation. At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, we were forced to transition the simulation virtually through the use of a tele-presence robot in a standardized patient's home. Post- pandemic, we are still virtual and we aren't going back! The feedback and logistics of the virtual simulation have added value to our program and this talk will describe how other…