This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit September 02, 2015

Home   About Us   Explore SSH   Conferences & Events   Journal   Career Center   Contact Us      

 

3-D printing makes a complex brain surgery possible, saves woman's life
3DPrint.com
It isn't news that 3-D printing is playing a major role in the advancement of medicine and medical treatments around the world. There have been countless stories where the technology literally has saved the lives of dozens of people who previously would probably have been left without any reliable surgical options. It's the 3-D printing of accurate, detailed medical models that are allowing surgical teams to better understand and envision problems that require repairing within the human body.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Medical residency interview scheduling, automated
HealthLeaders Media
Scheduling interviews between residency applicants and medical education residency program coordinators is about to get easier, if one startup's promise to automate the process holds true. Each summer, a bit of computer science commences which optimizes U.S. healthcare behind the scenes. The Electronic Residency Application Service, operated by the Association of American Medical Colleges, starts accepting fourth-year medical student applications for residency programs starting the following July.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Nursing and the power of touch
By Keith Carlson
Since the early days of nursing, touch has been an intrinsic tool used by nurses throughout the world. From an encouraging hand on a shoulder, to a cool hand on a feverish forehead, to Reiki delivered at the bedside, touch is a hallmark of caring, healing and compassion. Even as technology becomes more central to healthcare and nurses become overwhelmed with tasks, skin-to-skin contact is an art that must remain a central tenet of nursing care.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SPONSORED CONTENT


Augmented reality guides surgeons on the battlefield
Indiana University, Purdue University via Futurity
Researchers are developing an augmented reality telementoring system that could provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from specialists thousands of miles away. Telementoring allows a surgeon performing an operation to receive remote guidance from an expert using telecommunications. However, current systems require the surgeon to shift focus to a nearby apparatus called a telestrator, diverting attention from the operating table, said Juan Wachs, an associate professor of industrial engineering at Purdue.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SPONSORED CONTENT


Pharmacy students embrace 'sim learning'
Pharmacy News Today
Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's School of Pharmacy will soon be able to expand their learning experience beyond the classroom. The Florham Park, New Jersey-based pharmacy school will begin allowing third-year students to attend sessions at The Medicines Company's Sim Lab in Parsippany, New Jersey, this fall, according to Fred Pane, RPh, FASHP, FABC, the senior director for National Accounts and Health System Engagement at the company.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


AHRQ funds target research, IT tools to improve patient safety
HealthData Management
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is making millions of dollars available for ambulatory care and long-term care facilities to research strategies to improve patient safety through information technology and other evidence-based tools. The purpose of the new funding opportunity announcement is to support investigative research projects that examine the epidemiology of patient safety in these environments, gather evidence on strategies that can improve safety and develop tools to implement the strategies, according to AHRQ.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Missed an issue of Simulation Spotlight? Click here to visit the Simulation Spotlight archive page.


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Teach Clinical Breast Exam Standards

Clinical Breast Exam skills are now learned with computer-guided technology. The MammaCare CBE Simulator-Trainer teaches the palpation skills required to detect small breast lesions and to reduce false positives. Universities and colleges use the MammaCare CBE Simulator-Trainer to validate breast exam competencies. Call MammaCare for a demonstration unit: 352.375.0607 MORE
 


Empathy training makes a difference for doctors
The Philadelphia Inquirer via Fredericksburg.com
It's hard to teach empathy in the classroom, yet it's one of the foundations of the doctor–patient relationship. How well physicians can put themselves in their patients' shoes is directly linked with patient satisfaction. Medical educators at Drexel have designed a tool for Internet-based training for medical students using actors — or "standardized patients," as they're called in this context.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Report: Telehealth will have strong impact on home health by 2020
By Scott E. Rupp
A new report suggests the market for home health technology will see strong growth, and telehealth will have an "impact on nearly every aspect of the healthcare ecosystem." Thus, the global market for home health technologies will grow from somewhere around $3.4 billion in 2014 to more than $13 billion by 2020. Remote medical consultations will constitute the largest portion of this revenue mix, followed by eldercare, medical monitoring, and health and wellness devices.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Institute For Clinical Competence Master of Science in Medical / Health Care
Simulation


Be prepared to: Provide leadership, manage patient simulation programs Design curricula Excel at teaching and assessment through high fidelity simulations Develop programs designed to assure patient safety and quality in clinical settings Participate in and generate innovative educational research.

For further information, please contact: Anthony Errichetti, PhD, CHSE 516-686-3928
Medical Supplies for Education

Pocket Nurse helps thousands of health education programs operate efficiently with an extensive catalog of products that provide everything an educator needs. For more information visit pocketnurse.com, call 1-800-225-1600, or email cs@pocketnurse.com.
Video-driven Improvement for Healthcare Training

SimCapture® is a comprehensive video-driven training platform for healthcare simulation. Over the past decade, more than 400 institutions in 19 countries have selected SimCapture, the most trusted simulation training platform in the industry.


World-first simulation training improves management of home-birth emergencies
Monash University via Health Canal
While home births are a safe and appropriate choice for healthy women with low-risk pregnancies, the small risk of an emergency requires immediate and skilled management by midwives. A home-birth simulation workshop developed by Monash University and Monash Health has shown to enhance the clinical skills of midwives and paramedic staff to support home birth practice with hospital back up.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Can role-playing program for doctors and patients reduce antibiotic prescriptions?
MedCity News
One of the challenges the Obama administration has taken on is antibiotic resistance stemming, in part, from the overprescription of antibiotics. Kognito Solutions views it as a communication issue and is responding with a program that simulates the roles of patients and physicians to change attitudes to antibiotic prescriptions.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Car technology helps prevent hospital falls among patients
WNDU-TV
It may come as a surprise, but hospitals are not the safest place when it comes to the danger of falling. Possibly due to medications and lack of familiarity, a patient falling is a very serious problem for hospitals. The technology you've seen in cars is helping cut down on falls.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Duke School of Nursing on cutting edge of simulation and distance education (WNCN-TV)
Surgeons may get remote assistance with new 'telementoring' system (Purdue University)
This is what schizophrenia feels like (St. Louis Public Radio)
IBM's new computer is the closest thing to a human brain invented yet (Business Insider)
Doctors reveal worst behavior in the operating room (San Francisco Chronicle)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 

Simulation Spotlight
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Bianca Gibson, Executive Editor, 469.420.2611  
Contribute news

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the Simulation Spotlight was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
Aug. 26, 2015
Aug. 19, 2015
Aug. 12, 2015
Aug. 5, 2015



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063