This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.

Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit May 14, 2014

Home   About Us   Explore SSH   Conferences & Events   Journal   Career Center   Contact Us      

Life/form® 15-Lead ECG Placement Trainer

Click Here!
This trainer teaches up to 15-leadECG electrode placement anatomically & provides visual feedback on accuracy.


University of Florida researchers create simulators that produce 3-D models for training
The Star-Banner
Researcher Didier Rajon lifted the top of the printer in a ground-floor laboratory at the University of Florida's McKnight Brain Institute and dusted off an unusual item: an ear. Not one made of flesh, but a perfectly formed plaster ear that grew out of software Rajon himself had developed.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

New certification program for a growing profession in healthcare simulation, the operations specialist
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare and The SSH Certification Committee are pleased to announce Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist program is open in its Pilot Phase. Applicants can now apply to become a CHSOS! This is an exciting step forward to support and recognize the knowledge, skills, and abilities of operations specialists in healthcare simulation. Developed over eighteen months, SSH would like to thank the individuals who helped bring this new certification program to fruition.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Wearable technology: The coming revolution in healthcare
The Huffington Post
The year 2014 may well go down as the year of wearable technology. The impact of wearables is already being felt in education, communication, navigating, and entertainment; but perhaps the greatest potential lies in healthcare. Wearable technology has started to revolutionize healthcare by assisting doctors in the operating room and providing real time access to electronic health records.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Revolutionizing pharmacy education with simulation centers
Pharmacy Practice News
From holographic patients and high-fidelity mannequins to virtual cleanrooms and interactive online simulations, schools and universities across the United States have come a long way from relying solely on classrooms and textbooks to train the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  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.

Paul W. Smith raised standards for emergency medical services
The Courant
Paul W. Smith was a pioneer in making emergency medical services a professional field and had a national reputation for leadership in standardizing the training for EMTs around the country. "He was one of the few people who saw the importance of strong standards in licensing and training," said Kenneth Threet, the emergency medical technician training coordinator for Montana and a longtime associate of Smith.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Healthcare technology innovation at eMerge Americas conference
Miami Herarld
You remember Watson, the IBM computer that won in Jeopardy? Well, now he's gone to medical school and can help doctors with diagnoses. Watson gleans information from journals, research and clinical trials as well as the physician’s knowledge of the patient to come up with potential diagnoses a doctor may overlook. Watson can also suggest detailed treatment plans, offering all the evidence and data that the computer used to come up with them.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

A cheaper tool for virtual sculpting
MIT Technology Review
In medical examiners’ offices around the United States alone, some 25,000 unidentified human skulls, many of homicide victims, await identification. That process can be greatly aided by generating a 3-D reconstruction of what the person’s face may have looked like.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Special-effects training helps medical students prepare for life-or-death emergencies
FOX News
Active shooters. Rocket-propelled grenades. Improvised explosive devices. Car crashes. You see them in war. You see them in law enforcement. And you see them on the silver screen. So could there be a better place to train medical personnel than Hollywood?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Simulation: Program Development - Design - Training.

The SimHealth Group, international leaders and recognized experts in healthcare simulation design, planning, and training. The SimHealth interprofessional team represents diverse professions and practice environments. Experience matters.
  • Facility Design
  • Instructor Training and Development
  • Equipment Evaluation and Procurement
  • Business Planning
  • Program Assessment, Development and Implementation.
  • 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.
    To find out how to feature your company in
    Simulation Spotlight and other advertising opportunities, Contact Geoffrey Forneret at 469.420.2629

    More info

    University of South Florida medical simulation center experiencing success early
    Tampa Tribune via Insurance News Net
    The patient suddenly developed difficulty breathing, and his blood pressure plummeted. A trauma team hustled to figure out why, voices rising, the cacophony of a hovering helicopter making it difficult to concentrate. The surgeon, nurses, respiratory therapist and emergency medicine physician from Lakeland Regional Medical Center weren't in a true life-and-death scenario.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Fix the FDA, fix patents, save lives
    Bringing life-saving drugs to market isn't cheap – the capitalized cost of bringing a typical drug to market is around $1.2 billion and continues to grow every year. And thanks in no small part to heavy-handed FDA regulations, this cost is slated to keep growing, especially for new, highly targeted medicines for diseases ranging from cancer to type 2 diabetes.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        Surgeons are getting top-flight perspective from Surgical Theater (Crain's Cleveland Business)
    Computer-generated patients 'could rescue the NHS' helping doctors test drive treatments and map the spread of disease (Daily Mail)
    SSH and Summa Virtual Care Simulation Lab announce scholarship opportunity for SSH Sim Ops Pittsburgh (SSH)

    Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.

    Simulation Spotlight
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
    Download media kit

    Courtney Hodges, Content Editor, 469.420.2604  
    Contribute news

    Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

    This edition of the Simulation Spotlight was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
    Recent issues
    May 7, 2014
    April 30, 2014
    April 23, 2014
    April 16, 2014

    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063