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IMSH 2014
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Join us in San Francisco at the Moscone West Conference Center for the 14th annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

Saturday, Jan. 25 | Sim Ops Symposium
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 25-26 | Pre-conference Courses
Sunday-Wednesday, Jan. 26-29 | IMSH General Sessions & Annual Meeting

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Webinar series
SSH
The free Accreditation webinar series is designed to provide information on the SSH accreditation standards, application processes and in-depth focused area review. The webinar series is a valuable opportunity for simulation programs at any level. New and emerging programs, developed programs and accredited programs will benefit from the education provided by one of our experts.
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Army medicine personnel practice teamwork at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center
NEWS.GNOM.ES
The 865th Army Reserve Combat Support Hospital (CSH) out of Utica, N.Y., was hit with their first round of casualties since deploying to Afghanistan. One woman was having a miscarriage, another an asthma attack, a third needed an appendectomy and a young boy who had swallowed a small toy was wheezing from a partially blocked airway. Complicating matters, the medical team had difficulty explaining to the boy's frantic mother – who couldn't speak English and refused to leave her son's bedside – what was wrong with her child and getting consent to treat him. This make-believe scenario recently played out at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Rochester, Minn., where the 865th was conducting a training exercise.
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Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger and Johns Hopkins tackle patient safety
Forbes
What can the healthcare industry learn from "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot "Sully" Sullenberger? What lessons on patient safety can be taught by thought leaders from such diverse domains as aerospace, consumer research, defense, nuclear power, education and hospitality? These were some of the intriguing questions explored recently at the inaugural Forum on Emerging Topics in Patient Safety, jointly sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and the World Health Organization.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Process solutions Using Healthcare Simulation

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Springfield, Mass., Technical Community College's mobile SIM offers state-of-the art medical training outside the classroom
The Republican
Springfield, Mass., Technical Community College, home of the region's premiere patient simulation training facility, the SIMS Medical Center, recently expanded its hands-on training capabilities with the unveiling of a new mobile SIM unit. The mobile SIM provides an interactive educational environment which will, in return, enhance the student's performance while improving patient care.
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Would you take healthcare advice from a hologram? Web app uses virtual coaches to deliver health reminders
MedCity News
The gamification of healthcare has produced some interesting approaches to troubleshooting pain points in the industry. Simulation software to train for surgeries and striking the right note with patients to ensure physical exams are free of medical jargon are just a few examples of this. Health IT startup Health Options Worldwide has launched a web-based application today called Health Intelligence, or HINT, for employer plans and individuals. It's designed to help people manage their health by reminding them of medical checkups and to help them meet fitness goals.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


The synergy between new technology and healthcare
Northeastern University
As tech­nology con­tinues to become more inte­grated into everyday life, Northeastern's School of Nursing in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences recently held a sym­po­sium night to dis­cuss how nurses can take advan­tage of infor­ma­tion tech­nology to improve patient care. The sym­po­sium, titled "New Health­care: How to Nurse IT" and held in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater, also high­lighted how North­eastern is preparing nursing stu­dents to become leaders in their field.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Patient simulation is a powerful teaching tool (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Schizophrenic simulator gives glimpse into disturbing disorder (KFSN-TV)
Learning from dummies (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Texas EMS unveils new training simulator (KVUE-TV)
Forsyth Tech unveils new simulation lab for Health Technologies students (News & Record)

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Web-based training modules make surgical-equipment training accessible
Medical Xpress
There has always been great interest in improving training for laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery in the abdominal cavity). After all, this form of surgery requires a different skill set than conventional open surgery and is highly dependent on technology. Much has been done to structure and standardise the training of this surgical technique, but as yet no system existed in which the competence of handling equipment is trained and assessed.
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Electronic records tied to fewer hospitalizations
Reuters
Switching from paper to electronic medical records at health clinics led to "modest reductions" in the number of people with diabetes that went to the emergency room or were hospitalized, in a new study. Researchers looking at before-and-after rates found both ER visits and hospital admissions dropped by between five and six percent once the computerized records were put in place, but that there was no change in the frequency of office visits.
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