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It is time to consider cultural differences in debriefing
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Debriefing plays a critical role in facilitated reflection of simulation after the experiential component of simulation-based learning. The concept of framing and reflective learning in a debriefing session has emanated primarily from Western cultures. However, non-Western cultures have significant characteristics that manifest themselves in teaching and learning practices substantially different from Western cultures.
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We will address the following "pain points" — and more!

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  • Why can't we program our simulator?
  • How can I deal with difficult faculty members?

  • What do I do with expired medications?

  • How do I write a policy & procedure manual?

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    CampMed teens aim high
    The Blade
    Covered head to toe in scrubs and surgical gloves, a teen tripped in a room filled with aspiring physicians. "It's OK — I'm a doctor. I can help," said Andrew Fickert, a 14-year-old who will attend Lincolnview High School next fall. Andrew is one of 36 participants in CampMed, an annual program designed to give upcoming high school freshmen a taste of medical school. Organized by the University of Toledo College of Medicine and the Area Health Education Center — a workforce development program that promotes clinical education in health care — the two-day camp was held at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus.
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    Suite tests readiness at DeVos Children's Hospital
    Grand Rapids Press via The News-Times
    An urgent situation recently unfolded at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital as nurses and staff tended to an 8-month-old baby with a respiratory illness. A team of four opened airways and monitored its varying pulse. Pads were applied to its chest to attach a heart defibrillator. Steps were verbalized every step of the way to keep everyone up to speed on the progress to save its life.
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    Partnership creates virtual healthcare learning center
    The News & Advance
    Centra calls it the most comprehensive virtual healthcare learning facility in Virginia. The $3 million Central Virginia Center for Simulation and Virtual Learning, located on the lower level of The Plaza shopping center in midtown Lynchburg, Va., will give nursing students a place to accrue clinical hours in an era when hospitals and clinics can no longer accommodate all of them.
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    How EHR adoption impacts patient safety in the emergency department
    EHR Intelligence
    The usability of EHR systems as defined by meaningful use has implications on care quality and patient safety and no more so than in emergency departments, according to a recent study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. While medical errors caused by EHR usability can occur throughout the continuum of care, the ED and its information systems are uniquely affected as a result of the clinical environment and physician encounters taking place there.
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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.

    The AHA exclusively endorses simulation-based training from Medical Simulation Corporation and Raytheon Professional Services
    PRWeb via atchList News
    In today's healthcare landscape, hospitals are challenged to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs. Simulation-based training from MSC and Raytheon provides blended learning to healthcare professionals across a wide range of hospital clinical areas, with a focus on creating clinical and cost control results. Led by clinicians with educational expertise, immersive learning programs grounded in evidence-based medicine offer a comprehensive array of simulation technologies and online courses that are customized based on hospital needs and participant knowledge assessments.
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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.

    Young entrepreneurs test new design for CPR mask at BioInnovation Institute
    MedCity News
    The BioInnovation Academy at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio, was launched to encourage area youth to pursue careers in the biomedical field. Participants spent eight hours each day learning how to use computer-aided design software, researching the medical device industry and working in teams to create prototypes of new products using a 3-D printer.
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      Progra-Temp™ by Pocket Nurse®

    Progra-Temp™ is the solution to your Simulated Thermometer needs. Designed by a Nurse for Nurses, the Progra-Temp™ is a perfect edition to your simulation lab. This easy to use simulated thermometer is specifically designed with a Large LCD Display Screen and the ability to program, record and display two different temperatures. Visit today for more details!

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    Simulation lab focused on patient safety
    It's the future of training and it's happening at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. The ability for physicians to recreate medical scenarios so that they can practice the latest treatments before operating on you or your child. Most medical students are already using it and now the hospital wants to make it available for all their medical staff. It's this type of program that’s not only aimed at improving training for its medical staff, but helping improve patient safety as well. "We actually reduced the amount of harm to our patients by over 90 percent over the last seven years," said Dr. Robert Connors, President of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. "That's a very big deal. Not many hospitals can say that."
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