Dennis Glenn LLC is proud to lead in the development of inter-professional simulations that allows multiple disciplines multi-sensory interactions with a virtual patient for training and assessment constituents to advanced interprofessional development. These simulations are designed for synchronous or asynchronous use, which addressed the need for flexible scheduling.

The latest research support that virtual learning with multisensory options creates an environment where the user is much more involved and engaged. These gaming scenarios of interprofessional training between Podiatric surgeons and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists encourage participants to will have a hands-on experience with a virtual simulation directly with the patient and their team partners.

Dennis Glenn, MFA

Dennis Glenn, MFA

President

Dennis Glenn, MFA is President and Chief Learning Officer and an adjunct professor at DePaul University Graduate School for New Learning. His instructional design and eLearning experience was honed when he joined Northwestern University as manager of the advanced media production studio. In 2001Glenn was promoted to assistant dean for distributed education at the School of Communication where he was the Director of the Distributed Learning Center. Dennis has designed interactive virtual patients for the medical industry that assess the cognitive decision-making abilities of surgeons, doctors, and nurses. He has created learning and assessment simulations for Pearson Learning, Baxter, Abbott Labs, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He has taught at  Northwestern, Columbia College Chicago, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and DePaul’s Graduate School of New Learning, where he teaches in two domains: engaging social media, and mastery learning using serious games.

Peter Kallio, DNP, CRNA, APNP

Peter Kallio, DNP, CRNA, APNP

Vice President, Chief Medical officer

Dr. Kallio DNP, CRNA, APNP  brings his unique knowledge and skills, accumulated through 29 years of clinical anesthesia practice, of which 15 were spent as the Clinical Director of an inter-professional, high-risk preoperative care clinic at the VA Zablocki Medical Center. As a nurse anesthesia educator, he brings the ability to blend traditional education with the world of simulation and gaming. Dr. Kallio also brings a wealth of experience in telemedicine and is currently a co-investigator on a study involving telemedicine outcomes and barriers. Dr. Kallio has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Acute Care & Anesthesia from Marquette University. He is a Jonas Scholar funded researcher. Dr. Kallio is active in professional organizations related to nursing and nurse anesthesia. In 2014 he was appointed to the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and is also a member of the Wisconsin Controlled Substances Board. He was a Lt Commander in the US Navy reserves  He is currently a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists, The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Naval Reserve Officer and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. Dr. Kallio has authored multiple publications and conducted several scientific investigations in several areas related to preoperative patient management. He has presented at multiple educational seminars and routinely provides both didactic and hands-on instruction for the College of Podiatry and the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at Rosalind Franklin University.

Jonathan P. Glenn

Jonathan P. Glenn

Consulting Visual Producer

Jonathan is a veteran award-winning video editor in Los Angeles, California, with over twenty-five years experience in Post Production. Jonathan is currently a freelance video expert creating multi-camera Reality Series, Talk Shows, Live Event Specials, and web series.
His recent work includes Project Runway, The Academy Awards, The Steve Harvey Show, The Queen Latifah Show, The X Factor, The Creative Arts Emmys, and Total Request Live. Jonathan is also a consulting visual producer for Dennis Glenn, LLC a major 3D Virtual Simulation company in Chicago, IL.
Jonathan is an expert using the latest computer software at both a technical and creative level.  He works with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, FCPX &7, Photoshop, After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Dreamweaver, WordPress, SQL Servers, PHP, HTML, MS Office, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, Maya, Adobe Captivate and Pro Tools.
Some of Jonathan’s notable clients include: Simon Cowell, Queen Latifah, Gil Cates, Michael Eisner, Ang Lee, Bruce Cohen, Don Mischer, Dick Clark, David Mamet, John Marshall Jones, Robert Townsend, Bruno Barreto, John Avnet, and Samuel L. Jackson.
He has worked on prestigious campaigns for most of the studios and networks including; Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Lions Gate, MGM, Miramax, New Line, Dimension, Sony Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox Broadcasting, Fox Sports, FX, Paramount Television, The History Channel, IFC, Fine Living, GSN, Lifetime, The Hallmark Channel, TLC and MTV.
Jonathan has won three Golden Trailer Awards and has been nominated for a Key Art Award and is currently working on several web series for AwesomenessTV. In his spare time, he is an accomplished drummer, which is probably why his editing has such rhythm. He also has scored many of the trailers he has edited. He is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.

 

Interactive 3D Virtual Simulations for Learning and Assessment

“Demand for our time is increasingly exceeding our capacity — draining us of the energy we need to bring our skill and talent fully to life. Increased competitiveness and a leaner, post-recession workforce add to the pressures. The rise of digital technology is perhaps the biggest influence, exposing us to an unprecedented flood of information and requests that we feel compelled to read and respond at all hours of the day and night.” (Schwartz, Porath, 2014)

How will we face future employment where improved productivity is constantly measured, where work is rewarding not boring, and quality of life enlarges our social fabric? How will our future workforce accommodate rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, if the education and training community does not address the necessary skills and learning modalities?

Face-to-face instruction cannot be implemented in a timely manner to meet the demands caused by the rapid advances in our knowledge economy. Today’s employee must adjust her skills to this new reality by taking advantage of new self-directed learning modalities presented by technology.

The paradox created that a learner must use technology to overcome their lack of skills caused by new advances in technology must precipitate many a sleepless night. How will our future workforce accommodate rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, if the education and training community does not address the necessary skills and learning modalities?

Serious games are educational experiences specifically designed to deliver formative or summative assessments, based on pre-determined learning objectives. Dennis Glenn LLC specializes in non-immersive VR, the most favored format that simulates the experience of someone playing a modern video game.

 

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Mr. McCabe is on disability after lumbar fusion surgery. He has been unable to work since surgery. He states that he is in constant pain in his back since surgery 1 year ago. He is on multiple pain meds, which are not working.

Mr. Anderson is on disability after an MVA. He states that he has constant pain in his back, shoulders, and neck since his accident 18 months ago. He states that he recently moved to the area from a small town 2 hours away. He is trying to establish care because his previous providers have not been able to control his pain.

Mrs. Jones had an open umbilical hernia repair with mesh. She had her operation at 0730 under General anesthesia. She was in the PACU by 0935. Surgery was uneventful and her incision was injected with 1% lidocaine/0.5% Marcaine 1:1 solution for a total of 10 ccs. She has a 3-inch incision line just under her umbilicus.

She is comfortable in the PACU but is starting to feel some slight pain in the incision prior to discharge to home at 1145.

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