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African nations synergize on postgraduate medical training
Guardian News
The future of postgraduate medical education in Anglophone, West Africa, came under focus recently at the 11th Quadripartite meeting as member nations have expressed concern over issues such as the decline in government support, unwillingness of patients to be used for teaching purpose, lack of infrastructure and the rising challenge of brain drain among others. The meeting, which comprises of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, The national Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, The West African College of Surgeons and the West African College of Physicians, also seek to address common challenges faced by member countries.
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IMSH 2014
Have you submitted your work to IMSH 2014? Don't delay, submission closes Wednesday, July 31.

Making Connections — networking across continents, collaboration between professional organizations, interprofessional education. IMSH is designed for all healthcare simulation educators, offering high-level learning and networking opportunities.

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Early bird pricing for the Asia-Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare ends Wednesday, July 31
Since the first APMSH in 2011, we have incorporated feedback from the meeting and worked closely with regional leaders and stakeholders to craft this year's program. We are excited to present 3 key content tracks: Faculty development, curriculum integration, and research and development. Within each of these tracks you will find both general as well as specifically focused content.
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  Process solutions Using Healthcare Simulation

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Mannequin offers life-like training for first responders
Journal Tribune
The newest edition to the York, Maine, fire department, a 6-foot tall, 180-pound Smart STAT Manikin can cry and talk. Its chest rises and falls when simulating breathing and a heart rate that can be monitored. And that's just the beginning. Among the many other features of the training mannequin, its lips and fingertips turn blue while simulating lack of oxygen, it has a pulse, pupils that dilate when reacting to light, its tongue can swell to simulate an allergic reaction and blood can be drawn from its veins.
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  Take Simulation Onsite

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Doctor who? Astronauts need to figure out medical procedures before leaving earth
Universe Today
Should an astronaut get sick on the International Space Station, that could be a bad scene given the nearest hospital requires a spaceship ride. That's why every crew has at least two medical officers on board that can deal with some routine procedures, getting to items as complex as filling teeth, for example. Alexander Gerst, an astronaut with the European Space Agency, recently worked with a mannequin at the Uniklinik Köln, a hospital in Cologne, Germany. The mannequin is at least as realistic as some baby dolls you can buy in stores: "it blinks, breathes and responds to injections," ESA stated.
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  Progra-Temp™ by Pocket Nurse®

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Researchers ready to try deep brain stimulation to reduce pain in spinal cord injured patients (Health Canal)
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Nurses get practical experience with simulation center (KSTP-TV)

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The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health donates $105,000 for mobile lab
Amarillo Globe-News
The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health donated $105,000 from funds raised during its annual Power of the Purse Luncheon to SiMCentral, a joint training initiative of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College. The donation will go toward the purchase of a mobile simulation lab, which SiMCentral will use to provide additional training around the region. "This will benefit all of our community and its health care by having these training opportunities in Amarillo and our surrounding areas with this mobile training facility," said Maegan Seymour, marketing specialist with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health.
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