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Simulation learning boosts workplace safety training
Occupational Health & Safety
By the end of training, every First Aid/CPR/AED instructor aims to send his or her students back on the job with all the skills they need to respond to a real-world workplace safety emergency. But helping students retain that knowledge after they leave the classroom is just as important. The American Red Cross is providing a cutting-edge tool to help students learn and retain critical safety information with the introduction of simulation learning for First Aid/CPR/AED courses.
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Computer simulator will improve radiation therapy for cancer patients
University of Arkansas
Using complex computational algorithms based on repeated sampling, a University of Arkansas graduate student helped spearhead a project to develop a computer simulator that provides customized electron beam tunings for radiation therapy. The research will help cancer centers provide better radiation therapy.
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US doctor shortage could hit 90,000 by 2025
Forbes
The nation's shortage of doctors will rise to between 46,000 and 90,000 by 2025 as the U.S. population grows, more Americans gain health insurance and new alternative primary care sites proliferate. A new study announced by the Association of American Medical Colleges said "the doctor shortage is real" with total physician demand projected to grow by up to 17 percent as a population of baby boomers ages and the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
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Pham Ebola lawsuit could be landmark for patient safety
Forbes
Some may dismiss the lawsuit that Dallas nurse Nina Pham has filed against Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and parent company Texas Health Resources as frivolous, one merely looking to cash in on a high-profile case. Please, resist the urge. For anyone who cares about hospital safety, this looks like an important case.
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3-D imaging technologies to benefit health sector most
Healthcare Innovation
Healthcare is among the industries seen to benefit most from 3-D imaging technologies, which include anaglyphy, stereoscopy, auto-stereoscopy, holography and volumetric displays as well as 3-D modeling, scanning, layout and animation, and rendering.
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A paralyzed woman flew an F-35 fighter jet in a simulator — using only her mind
The Washington Post
Over at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA, there are some pretty amazing things going on. But one notable component of a DARPA project was revealed by a Defense Department official at a recent forum, and it is the stuff of science fiction movies. According to DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, a paralyzed woman was successfully able to use her thoughts to control an F-35 and a single-engine Cessna in a flight simulator.
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State medical board licensing: Challenges for telemedicine
By Christina Thielst
The pressures to reduce healthcare costs and improve access have never been greater. Everything from the Affordable Care Act to the "Silver Tsunami" of aging baby boomers requires a transformation of the healthcare delivery system. While telemedicine and other virtual forms of medical care are quickly being recognized as powerful solutions to these challenges, barriers to more widespread adoption remain. One of these is the long and complex process of obtaining licensure for physicians in the various states where patients are located.
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Professor creates video game to encourage healthy eating
Onward State
An assistant professor in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology has commenced research to investigate how virtual games can teach young children about healthy eating habits. The professor, Erika Poole, hopes that the unconventional strategy will help prevent childhood obesity. "Games are a promising approach with kids, so we want to see if it's effective in teaching them healthy habits early," said Poole in a Penn State news article.
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China linked to Anthem attack
FierceHealthIT
The massive hack attack on health insurer Anthem's database that compromised information for 78.8 million consumers has been connected to the Chinese government, the Washington Post has reported. Software used in the attack, the largest known breach to date in the healthcare industry, is a match for software from China used in a previous attempted attack on Reston, Virginia-based defense contractor VAE, according to Rich Barger, chief intelligence officer of cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect.
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Simulation will help authorities stay 1 step ahead of disease
The Armidale Express
The difference between quarantining a paddock and the collapse of an entire industry could soon be made with a click of a mouse thanks to a tool developed by a team of University of New England academics. While it will no doubt aid the plight of the region's cattle and sheep producers, this particular disease-stopping tool was not forged in a farming shed, but a computer lab.
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Coming in 2015! PROMPT Flex has been developed in collaboration with leading clinicians to offer an accurate learning platform on which to teach a range of childbirth scenarios and emergencies.

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• Wireless Force Monitoring
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• C-Section Module
• PPH Module
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How EMS use of ventilators has evolved
EMS1.com
Mechanical ventilators have evolved significantly in the last decade. Advances in technology, as well as an increased understanding of the physiology and effects of mechanical ventilation have had a profound impact on ventilator use. Ventilators are used in many clinical areas, including operating rooms, emergency departments, critical care transport units and air medical transports.
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Looking to get published this year?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of Simulation Spotlight, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SSH, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    CHSE, CHSOS, CHSE-A: Where do I start for simulation certification? (Jason Zigmont)
Study on the use of simulation in initial paramedic education programs published (Informa Healthcare)
Simulation brings facts to measles outbreak and vaccination debate (PR Web via Globe Newswire)
Virtual doctors making medical board really nervous (The Texas Tribune)
EHRs, big data take medical curriculum to school (Becker's Hospital Review)

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