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'When the mission is patient first, we don't try first on patients'
The Washington Post
On the table is a man’s torso. Several doctors are gathered around the table and one grabs a needle, steadily presses it into the left side of the upper chest region and begins to draw out fluid. "That's nice clear fluid," comments one of the other medical fellows. "Clearest fluid you're ever going to get." The torso is a mannequin's, one with towels and raw chicken meat packed neatly inside. The fellows are practicing thoracentesis, a procedure that involves removing fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall, in a clinical simulation.
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Simulators: A revolutionary teaching tool
Government Video
Simulators are useful tools for training and honing skills in any profession, from air traffic control to medicine. Technology is constantly improving and simulations can be remarkably realistic, while avoiding potentially fatal mistakes made by inexperienced trainees. Let's take a closer look at three typical examples of simulators: medical, flight and air traffic control.
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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

Medical training in hyperreality
U.S. Air Force
The Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation Training, or AFMMAST, is improving medical training is by adding hyperreality and high fidelity through the use of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Cut Suit. The AFMMAST website describes the cut suit as a learning tool that provides the most realistic way to simulate the look, feel and smell effects of severe traumatic situations on a live human. It allows medical providers a safe training environment to perform real procedures — from the point of injury to treatment en route, and transition of care to surgical intervention.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of Simulation Spotlight, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SSH, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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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

Practice makes perfect for Brooklyn surgeons using high-tech simulators to save lives
New York Daily News
Simulation technology is one of the new frontiers of the medical industry. Like pilots using flight simulators, doctors can hone their skills working through virtual operations on high-tech mannequins or video game-like computer programs.
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Mobile medical simulation training facility to provide nurses specialized training
Crookston Times
Simulation training allows healthcare providers to practice a variety of medical situations on an interactive simulated patient in a safe, hands-on environment. The patient is connected to a computer program that places it through changes in health conditions and various medical emergencies.
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    On Being Present, Not Perfect | Elaine Meyer | TEDxLongwood (TEDx Talks via YouTube)
Medical center makes training advances: 'When the mission is patients first, you don't try first on patients' (WTOP-FM)
Chicago firm to build Orlando veterans medical simulation complex (Orlando Sentinel)
Physician stresses simulation to avert harm to real patients (General Surgery News)
Hospital staff simulate emergencies with lifelike dolls (The Fresno Bee)

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