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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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Preparing for the frontlines: Training for a high pressure Ebola mission in Sierra Leone
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Twenty-six Red Cross Red Crescent workers from seven countries recently underwent a rigorous two-day training in Geneva. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society's most recent response phase, they will operate a treatment center for Ebola virus disease patients. They will be among the first health workers to treat patients in the heart of the Ebola outbreak at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' newly constructed Ebola treatment center in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
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How 3-D printing improves surgical outcomes
Renee Eaton
In August, an acquaintance underwent what was expected to be a routine ablation procedure — nearly 10 hours later, the surgery finally finished. Despite CT scans, X-rays and EKGs, the surgeons encountered "structural issues" that complicated the operation. If they'd had a 3-D print of his heart, they might have anticipated and planned contingencies based on what they saw. For this reason, more surgeons have begun using patient-specific models to plan surgeries.
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Fun and games with surgical simulation training
FierceHealthcare
Surgical residents who go two weeks without practicing their surgical skills will often experience a substantial decline in their technical abilities. To ensure they keep up their skills, hospitals may want to add some fun and cash prizes to simulation training. Game mechanics may lead to better engagement, improved technical skills and an increase in the cost effectiveness of simulation training, according to a research letter published last week in JAMA Surgery.
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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.
 


Making light work of the workload for overworked healthcare workers
Inderscience via Medical Xpress
Modern hospitals are staffed by overworked and overstressed healthcare workers, according to a research paper published in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. As such, new technology must be implemented to reduce the number of treatment errors that arise because of this.
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New childbirth simulation technology born in South Carolina
Charleston Regional Business Journal
A mannequin used worldwide to simulate childbirth for medical training was recently updated with new technology developed at the Medical University of South Carolina. Employees of MUSC's Healthcare Simulation Center created an automatic delivery module for Norway-based Laerdal Medical's SimMom, which was first introduced in 2011. The simulator is used to train obstetrics and gynecology students as well as midwives, nurses and emergency medical personnel, according to a news release from MUSC.
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  Pulse Oximeter Simulator

Designed for use with standardised patients or simple manikins, this simulator provides all the functions of a hand held pulse oximeter. When the probe is placed on the finger, the oximeter displays saturations and pulse rates consistent with designed scenarios, variable pitch audible beeping is also generated to add realism. The trainer can change values in keeping with the success or otherwise of administered treatments.
 


High-tech simulation a growing part of nursing student experience
The University of New Mexico
The patient blinked his eyes and stared at the ceiling, mouth open. An unsettling moan erupted as his chest began to rise and fall. The stone-faced figure in a hospital bed looked like the high-fidelity mannequin that he was — yet the touch of his skin and the beat of his heart were lifelike. Instructors at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing simulation lab know their new computerized mannequins can be intimidating at first.
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SIMULATIONiQ™ Enterprise- Capture, Organize, Analyze

SIMULATIONiQ™ Enterprise provides a single integrated platform with a full spectrum of options for mid- to large-size standardized patient and mannequin-based simulation centers. From A-V to center management, analytics, and mobile device access from anywhere, SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise lets you leverage the full spectrum of your training efforts to drive positive clinical outcomes. Learn More.
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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Sensor technology helps test hands-on skills
HemOnc Today via Healio
After witnessing a colleague miss a blood clot in a patient with acute coronary syndrome, Dr. Carla M. Pugh recognized the need for a tool to measure the quality of a physician's sensory perceptions, or their ability to touch and locate abnormalities. As a child, Pugh enjoyed taking apart and reassembling household items to learn how the items worked. She said those interests and skills translated into her work on the development of tools to measure and teach haptics, the study of tactile feedback.
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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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