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Registration is open for IMSH
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Please join us Jan. 10-14 for our 15th annual IMSH at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Over 2,000 healthcare simulation professionals from around the globe attend IMSH 2015: the premier educational and networking event for professionals from all disciplines.
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TEDMED Hive offers new gadgets and ideas to make healthcare less annoying
MedCity News
Beyond the speakers at TEDMED 2014, the TEDMED Hive was the scene of much of the activity at the conference and was designed to advance the conversation beyond the auditorium. Healthcare entrepreneurs in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., presented mobile health devices and surgical tools to not only make healthcare easier to get but also to make it easier for caregivers to provide with fewer errors.
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Obama to announce troops, funds to fight Ebola
CNN
Countless taxis filled with families worried they've become infected with Ebola crisscross Monrovia in search of help. They scour the Liberian capital, but not one clinic can take them in for treatment. "Today, there is not one single bed available for the treatment of an Ebola patient in the entire country of Liberia," said Margaret Chan, the World Health Organization's director-general.
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Simulated training keeps nurses ready to act
HealthCanal.com
FIRST2ACTwe™ is a simulation-based learning program developed by researchers from Monash University, the University of Queensland, Deakin, Federation Training and international institutions. Lead developer and the Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University's Berwick campus, associate professor Simon Cooper, said medical researchers and professionals were concerned that patients who were deteriorating physiologically were frequently mismanaged.
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  Validate Breast Exam Skills and Competencies

MammaCare’s CBE Simulator-Trainer, is a self-administered, palpation training platform. 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 MammaCare at 352•375•0607.
 


Texas mobile simulation lab to help region medical care
KFDA-TV
A new mobile simulation lab will travel throughout the high plains of Texas to various medical clinics to enhance health providers' skills when dealing with patients. The Mobile Sim Lab was revealed as the latest effort to help regional health providers. For smaller health communities in the Panhandle, accessing the latest training methods can be a challenge.
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Montana clinic staff, residents hone skills using patient simulators
Billings Gazette
Simulation is growing in popularity in nursing and healthcare education, and Montana's Billings Clinic is riding the wave, adding nearly a half million dollars in patient simulators. The use of simulators is driven mostly by residents and medical staff members needing to hone their skills without practicing on live patients.
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  Patient Observations Simulator

Have you ever needed a way to replicate realistic scenarios with standardized patients? Do you need to provide extra information for your manikin simulations? SimObs allows you to pre-set various bedside observations and then transmit them to the handheld simulator display when needed. The controller device can also be controlled with the pre-programmed handheld or from a PC
 


Simulating surgery to save lives
KNBC-TV
Every year, as many as 440,000 Americans die because of mistakes that occur in hospitals. Now, with the use of high-tech simulators, physicians and their medical teams can practice procedures without risking the lives of their patients and potentially avoiding dangerous errors.
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SIMULATIONiQ Mobile, the first and only touch application for in-situ training, provides record-to-debrief workflow, real-time integration with supported simulators, and the ability to upload recorded videos to SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise, EMS' fully-integrated clinical simulation management platform. Enjoy complete mobility: the entire solution can run on battery power. Easy set-up. Click here.
Realistic OB Simulation From Model-med

Model-med International Mannequins are crafted with careful attention to external and internal maternal anatomy. Manufactured of durable flesh-like material the 'Sophie Set' allows incredibly realistic cephallic , breech, shoulder dystocia, and instrumental delivery training. Also PPH, manual removal of placenta, and more ... this is about as real as it gets. Model-med...
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Live streaming vitals on Google Glass
Outpatient Surgery
Google Glass may offer several benefits to those who wear it in surgery, including increased situational awareness and patient safety, a new study suggests. A pilot study done by the Department of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine tested whether surgery residents who wore Google Glass showing patients' vital signs during surgery performed any differently than those using traditional monitors.
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Become a contributing writer
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 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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