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Virtual reality simulations offer potential for breakthrough in preventive care
The Wall Street Journal
Everyone knows, in theory, that sugary soft drinks will make us fat. But imagine watching a virtual reality avatar of yourself sipping a soda. In the simulation, time flies by at super speed. With each sip, you see your hips and waist expanding. In the space of 2 minutes, you can see the effects of two years of accumulated globs of fat on your body. This is just one example of how recent collaborations between healthcare researchers and makers of virtual reality simulations may promise a breakthrough in preventive care.
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See inside the human heart like never before
Fast Company
his new heart simulation, created by researchers at University of Tokyo, is so accurate that it will at times make you queasy. It takes you straight into the chambers of the heart, showing you not just a clear view of the anatomy, but how the valve tissue actually pulsates inside your body.
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Nurses need cultural competency education to meet needs of diverse patients
FierceHealthcare
Cultural competency and understanding of different cultures' perspectives on healthcare are increasingly non-negotiable for nurses, particularly in diverse areas of the country, according to a report at Nurse.com. "When you look at our hospital, we are virtually a melting pot of all different relations and culture," Susan Olson, R.N., a staff nurse and coordinator of service excellence at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, told Nurse.com.
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3 levels of understanding human error
Michael S. Haro, Ph.D.
Accidents happen when we least expect them. Generally attributed to human error, gaining a better understanding of this condition will aid in its prevention. "Delayed intelligence" is a natural thought following an accident or unpleasant event. Delayed intelligence can be explained by your thought energy level. Before the incident occurred, you likely were operating in automatic.
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How a pediatric hospital collaborative transformed patient safety
FierceHealthcare
As hospitals nationwide work to improve patient safety and avert federal penalties for hospital-acquired conditions, children's hospitals have made some of the most significant progress, according to U.S. News & World Report. In January 2009, Ohio's eight children's hospitals formed the Ohio Children's Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety Network with state business leaders and Cardinal Health Foundation, with the goal of eliminating serious patient harms in all of the facilities.
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Replacing doctor's visits with apps could save $104 billion a year
Business Insider
Going to the doctor's office is expensive. Not only is there the cost of co-pays, but the cost of traveling to the office and the time taken out of the day to do so can add up. In a lot of cases checking in on minor issues, like a rash or nausea, doesn't even require the doctor to look at the symptom and listen to the patient. What if you could cut out the office visit?
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Patient safety driving increased RFID use in hospitals
Healthcare IT News
The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont, announced recently that 5 million medications have been tracked using RFID technology. Dr. Adam Buckley, interim chief information officer and chief medical informatics officer at UVMC, said any time a system allows a hospital to track reliably from ordering through dispensing through administration at the bedside, patient safety has been greatly enhanced.
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Simulation center will train next generation of doctors at University of Illinois
WAND-TV
The University of Illinois' new College of Medicine will go beyond conventional practices when training the next generation of doctors. A new simulation center on campus will use virtual reality to get medical school students ready for the real world. "Our hope is that by the time the simulation center is up and running, it will have new methodologies to train students and medical professionals which is not available anywhere else," said Thenkurussi Kesavadas, director of the university's Health Care Engineering Systems Center.
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5 tips for managing the PEA cardiac arrest patient
EMS1.com
A cardiac arrest patient who presents with PEA as their initial rhythm is a challenge to the resuscitation team; the differential diagnosis is wide, and the ACLS algorithm for PEA and asystole doesn't offer much in the way of guidance. Maybe that's why patients who present with PEA seem to have worse outcomes than those with shockable rhythms.
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