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Medical simulation centers teach doctors how to cope with a crisis
South China Morning Post
A man lies on the operating table, a heart monitor bleeping his vital signs. There are five others in the theater: two doctors, two nurses and an assistant. They are scrubbed up, ready for surgery, but something is wrong. The chief surgeon leans over the patient and the nurses can smell the alcohol on his breath. Someone has to step in and say something because he's in no fit state for work.
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Lifelike mannequins help train future doctors, nurses
McClatchy Newspapers via The Gainesville Times
Several University of Miami medical students crowd around a patient's bed. They are trying to pinpoint why Murray Greenberg is having trouble breathing, and start to delegate tasks. As the students talk over each other, the stress level in the room rises. A loud beeping noise lets them know something has gone wrong with Greenberg.
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Director: Simulation technology key in education
Valley Morning Star
Kristina Stillsmoking, director of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Smart Hospital, gave a PowerPoint presentation for the Buenos Dias group at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce. She stressed the importance of using simulation in education. Students who use simulation as part of their learning experience practice their skills, which are recorded by cameras. They are able to learn from their mistakes without hurting a live patient.
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Medical simulation center opens in Saskatoon, Canada
Meet Bruce. Bruce's chest rises and falls as he takes a couple deep breaths, sweat beads on his forehead and his pulse feels rapid. Now Bruce is now having a heart attack. As his eyes widen medical professionals gather around and begin to work to help him. Monitors blare and the team gets ready to defibrillate. However, the thing you need to know about Bruce is, he's a simulator.
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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. Call for SSH Member Discount

Simulation certification could help patient safety, reduce medical errors
Claims Journal
Simulation techniques that target medical errors and seek to provide continued improvement in the quality and safety of patient care are rapidly becoming the new go-to methods for professional healthcare education. Ranging from simulated human patients to detailed animations and disaster scenarios, these fool-proof techniques are increasingly used by hospitals, universities, and training schools to bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience.
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Hands-on medical training pays dividends
Military personnel taking part in Golden Coyote 2014 get intense, hands-on medical training they can rely on when they end up on a real-world mission. The performing-immediate-lifesaving training lane at West Camp Rapid involves learning various techniques such as needle decompression, applying bandages and tourniquets, carrying an injured person on a litter and calling in a medical evacuation over a radio.
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Lack of anatomy training could lead to shortage of surgeons
The Independent
Medical students are leaving university with a "worrying" lack of anatomical knowledge, top surgeons have warned, with many never having dissected a body and some qualifying as doctors without even seeing a cadaver.
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Advanced medical training comes to Riverwood, Minnesota
Aitkin Independent Age
He blinks, he takes breaths, and has a pulse. He can simulate many real bodily functions, including fluctuation in blood pressure and other vital signs. High-tech manikins such as this male, a female manikin that can simulate the birth of a baby, and an infant manikin were recently used at Riverwood Healthcare Center to simulate scenarios such as cardiac arrest during surgery, complex obstetric deliveries, and pediatric trauma featuring a blocked airway.
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  Patient Observations Simulator

Have you ever needed a way to replicate realistic scenarios with standardized patients? Do you need to provide extra information for your manikin simulations? SimObs allows you to pre-set various bedside observations and then transmit them to the handheld simulator display when needed. The controller device can also be controlled with the pre-programmed handheld or from a PC

Young doctors go through boot camp
We've all had butterflies before starting a new job. But when the job may mean life or death, the staff at Mount Carmel Medical Center thought it best to banish those butterflies before the real work begins. A nurse at Mount Carmel Medical Center walked into a patient room, saw a man struggling for breath, and picked up a phone to summon a doctor.
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