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A review of assessment and research standards
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
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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Honor Society of Nursing publishes simulation program handbook for educators
Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses
Evidence suggests using simulation to train healthcare providers improves outcomes not only for providers, but ultimately for patients as well. 

Now, two nursing leaders have written a handbook for designing and implementing successful simulation environments.
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Top nursing leaders to discuss health needs of veterans at national annual conference
News-medical.net
Top nursing leaders and scientists from around the country will meet to discuss health needs for veterans, service members and their families Monday, Oct. 21, at a daylong conference hosted by the University of South Florida College of Nursing. A pre-conference will be held from Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20.
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Medical simulation market to reach $1.9 billion by 2017
FierceHealth IT
The market for medical simulation products and services is expected to be worth $1.9 billion by 2017, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. These simulators, most often, are used to train students and healthcare practitioners, with the market for mannequin/patient simulators particularly hot, according to an announcement.
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  Process solutions Using Healthcare Simulation

FlexSim Healthcare simulation software will help you solve problems in room scheduling, staff utilization, resource allocation and patient flows. FlexSim’s 3D animation will help others visualize your solutions and validate improvements. Let FlexSim Healthcare model and validate your process improvement ideas before you implement them. Problem Solved. Download a Free Trial today.
 


Workforce Connections training to meet the health care workforce needs of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Can you count the number of health professionals you have encountered during your lifetime? During the course of your birth, routine checkups, possible surgeries or emergencies, you have received care from doctors, nurses and certified nursing assistants as well as many allied health care professionals. College of Southern Nevada’s home care aide training program prepares students to become an important member of a caregiving team that assists the elderly and those with disabilities with their daily living activities. A home care aide works in private residences, residential complexes, hospitals and adult day care facilities.
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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.
 


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SCAI paper calls for expanded use of, and research on, medical simulation
The Journal of Invasive Cardiology
In a paper published recently in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) examines the current state of medical simulation in interventional cardiology and issues recommendations for expanding and standardizing the use of the life-like training technology by practicing interventional cardiologists and fellows-in-training.
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  Take Simulation Onsite

Overcome the challenges facing busy teams – bring the portable Mentice VIST®-C endovascular simulator to them. Target Cardiology, Neuro Surgery/IR, Radiology and Vascular Surgery teams all in their own environment. Practice new equipment and techniques, maintain and improve skills and communication while allowing team members to interact in different roles.
 


ICD-10-CM from an optimistic coder's perspective
By Elizabeth Morgenroth
In my discussions with coders in the past 18 months, I have found that each coder has a reaction to ICD-10-CM as unique as the person expressing it. The emotions associated with ICD-10-CM cover the complete spectrum — from joy to grief, happiness to rage, doubt to certainty. I have experienced each of these emotions, depending on the subject matter and situation. I realize not every coder shares my perception, but I am excited for ICD-10-CM and all it entails and offers in data integration and improved communication.
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