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'Life saver' course teaches emergency medical care to police officers
The Hartfourd Courant
As they pass through the swinging doors, they're nearly blinded by the billowing smoke. A loud bang comes from the left, then another from the right. The fire alarm is blaring, but the officers must remain calm and search for victims to assess and bring to safety. Although the scene at the old Cedercrest Hospital in Newington, Conn., was almost frighteningly realistic, it was a simulation done as part of the "Police Combat Life Saver" course put on by the West Hartford Police Department's Tactical and Protective Medicine Branch.
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Fully accredited, hands-on simulation courses
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare
IMSH pre-conference activities have been expanded and reformatted to meet the increasing demand for courses and hands-on sessions such as immersive courses that "immerse" participants in every facet of scenario design and implementation. Although there is an additional fee to attend these courses, they provide a unique learning opportunity to increase the value of IMSH.
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Take the CHSE Exam at IMSH
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare
SSH has worked with our examination vendor to provide the opportunity to take the CHSE exam while you are at IMSH in San Francisco — at a testing center just minutes away from the Moscone Conference Center.
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We are pleased to offer discounts for travel to San Francisco to attend IMSH 2014
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Delta is offering discounted airline tickets to attendees of IMSH who are traveling to San Francisco.
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The 6 biggest innovations in healthcare technology in 2013
MedCity News
Without a doubt the pace at which new technology is impacting our everyday lives is increasing at lightning speeds. As of today, 29 percent of Americans say their phone is the first thing and last thing they look at everyday which is a telling sign of how connected we are becoming to technology. These technologies are starting to allow healthcare practitioners to offer cheaper, faster and more efficient patient care than ever before, which is certainly a step in the right direction. The healthcare industry has long been overburdened by a slow moving innovation due to the complexity of the medical ecosystem, but due to this technology the industry has finally seen some far reaching changes.
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Technology and medicine: Applying Google Glass in the medical field
By Rosemary Sparacio
Every day, new strides in technology make headlines in all kinds of areas. Nowhere is it is more prevalent or exciting than in the medical field. And one of the most talked about new tech "gadgets" to come onto the scene and into the consciousness of just about everyone who follows the news is Google Glass. Proponents see the potential for the device's use over a wide range of medical applications, from cutting down the time a physician has to do paperwork — thus giving the physician more time to focus on the patient's problem — to assisting in surgery.
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CPR training via public kiosks could save lives
Medical News Today
One-minute training sessions on how to do hands-only CPR delivered via kiosks placed in shopping malls, airports and other public places could save lives. This was the finding of new research presented at an American Heart Association (AHA) Resuscitation Science Symposium held in Dallas. A team from the University of Arizona came to this conclusion after carrying out a short study based around an AHA Hands-Only CPR training kiosk that was installed at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport earlier this year.
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Efforts underway to help physicians find best apps to recommend
Pamela Lewis Dolan
As patient engagement becomes an increasingly important aspect of a reformed healthcare system, mobile health applications are often thought to hold great potential for getting patients more involved in their healthcare. With more than 43,000 health-related apps available on the iTunes store alone, and new apps being introduced every day, there is no shortage when it comes to available tools. But due to sheer volume, the ability for doctors to assess and analyze these tools for their safety and efficacy is lacking.
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Pentagon electronic health records not ready until 2017... at least
Defense One
The Defense Department will not start deploying its modernized electronic health record until 2017, nine years after President Barack Obama called on the Pentagon and the Veterans Affairs Department to develop a joint EHR. The joint effort was abandoned in February when estimated costs spiraled to $28 billion. The Defense EHR is expected to cost between $4 billion and $5 billion over five years, based on industry estimates.
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Princeton meningitis outbreak 'unlikely' to spread
USA Today
Health officials say it is "highly unlikely" that the recent meningitis outbreak at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., will spread during students' holiday travels, but recommend students get vaccinated as soon as possible. After a seventh person contracted the disease on campus last week, university officials announced that the school planned to offer a new vaccine not yet approved for use in the USA in an attempt to fight the rare strain of the disease. The new vaccine, which is currently approved for use in Europe and Australia, is the only immunization that specifically protects against meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B, the rare strain plaguing Princeton.
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