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The art behind Army medical training
U.S. Army
U.S. Army Spc. Harrison Greene, a patient administration specialist with the 4220th U.S. Army Hospital from Shoreham, New York, is a member of the Warrior Exercise 91 14-03 moulage team. The team's goal for WAREX is to learn from the experience while also improving the quality of training for soldiers participating in the events. "A moulage is a real-world enhancement to a medical training mannequin or a live role player," Greene said. "It is a way to make the training more realistic, to really make sure that soldiers know what they are doing."
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3-D printing may allow for custom pediatrics, surgical simulations
Marlin
The modern healthcare world has some of the most in-depth and impressive technological improvements ever seen across almost every industry, but today's physicians aren't stopping yet. 3-D printing continues to be at the forefront of improving healthcare, and new developments involve customized, personal care as well as the potential to improve surgeon training faster than ever.
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Simbionix acquired by 3D Systems for $120 million
MedCity News
Simbionix, a Cleveland-based maker of 3-D virtual reality surgical simulation and training, has been acquired for $120 million in cash by 3D Systems.
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  MammaCare's new CBE Simulator - Trainer

Is a self-administered, palpation training platform that produces and validates breast examination competencies. The computer's program is based on published quality-standard examination protocols. It is used to train clinicians and students who perform or will be performing clinical breast exams. A digital “clinical instructor” assesses progress and provides corrective feedback. Call for SSH Member Discount
 


Report: Big changes are needed in how doctors are trained
NPR/Kaiser Health News
The way American doctors are trained needs to be overhauled, an expert panel recommended, saying the current $15 billion system is failing to produce the medical workforce the nation needs.
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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 expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and 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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Meet Bing, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's £80,000 dummy patient
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
He blinks as he listens to doctors, has a pulse, and has survived 10 heart attacks in a single day! Meet Bing, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's dummy patient with a massive role to play in training staff for many years to come.
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  Chest Drain Simulators

SuperAnnie 1 is a training manikin with cheap replaceable pads that lets you practice chest tube insertion. The SuperAnnie 3 model has, in addition, a drain function simulator producing realistic swinging and bubbling of your drainage system during spontaneous breathing or IPPV. Compatible with wide range of manikin simulators.
 


Simulation lab helps train medical students
WTIC-TV
Ever wonder how medical students learn to take care of patients? FOX CT caught University of Connecticut residents in action in Hartford. It was intense, and at times deadly, but thankfully it was all part of a simulation lab.
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ISU nurse residency program helps rural hospitals retain nurses
Idaho State University
Many of the medical lessons were taught using human patient simulation — the use of high-tech mannequins to simulate real-world medical scenarios. Simulation gave the nurses the opportunity to practice decision making in a controlled setting, boosting their confidence levels and fine-tuning the skills needed in a rural setting.
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Emergency department simulator uses analytics to help administrators make data-driven decisions (NCTechNews)
UH Mānoa Nursing Translational Health Science Simulation Center accredited (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
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