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New medical technology poses safety problems if users not trained properly
Modern Healthcare via Crain's Detroit Business
Staff at MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare use a simulation lab to demonstrate how a patient-safety event could easily occur with a cardiac defibrillator. The center looks for potential usability and human factor problems with new and current technologies.
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NCSBN releases landmark simulation study
Sim One
Results have major implications for nursing education simulation-based training effectively prepares nursing graduates as they transition into the nursing workforce, according to the NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing) National Simulation Study.
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Nurses get specialized training for sexual assault victims
Laura Kaiser, RN, and SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) trainer helps train the up-and-comers, but there still aren't enough SANE nurses. However, a program at Mount Carmel Hospital is helping to make the training easier and much quicker. "That actually helps to reduce the total training time from something that would run 11-12 months down to two," said Steve Marks, of the Mount Carmel Simulation Center.
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5 healthcare information security education programs
Health IT Security
It’s widely understood throughout the healthcare industry that organizations need better IT security leadership to improve employee awareness and boost compliance efforts. discussed the need for more IT security leadership talent in healthcare with Stephen Person, Network & Security Engineer at North Valley Hospital. With the need for a strong understanding of both healthcare and IT security technology, organizations can use these programs to improve their internal security knowledge and leadership. The following a rundown of some programs announced within the past year or so by organizations with IT security expertise.
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  Validate Breast Exam Skills and Competencies

MammaCare’s CBE Simulator-Trainer, is a self-administered, palpation training platform. 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 MammaCare at 352•375•0607.

UT Arlington, Pediatrix partner to bring simulation training direct to practice
A real-time video feed, a laptop and a computerized manikin baby are key components for a new simulation training initiative that allows the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing educators to put Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and physicians through the paces of an emergency scenario from hundreds of miles away.
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Virtual training and simulation: Trends and observations
Military Embedded Systems
The U.S. military has embraced virtual simulation as a way to train its soldiers effectively, but at a lower cost. With no relief from spending cuts in sight, the Army and other government organizations are increasingly looking to industry for cost-effective, more advanced virtual simulation solutions that immerse trainees in highly realistic environments that prepare them to meet the challenges they will face on the battlefield.
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UC program aims to increase number of healthcare professionals in Central Valley
California Healthline
PRIME — Programs in Medical Education — is a training program at six UC campuses focused on preparing students for healthcare jobs as clinicians, administrators and policymakers in underserved parts of California.
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  Chest Drain Simulators

SuperAnnie 1 is a training manikin with cheap replaceable pads that lets you practice chest tube insertion. The SuperAnnie 3 model has, in addition, a drain function simulator producing realistic swinging and bubbling of your drainage system during spontaneous breathing or IPPV. Compatible with wide range of manikin simulators.

Emergency medical students to benefit from TJC, ETMC partnership
Tyler Junior College President Dr. Mike Metke said the agreement will immediately improve the college program by incorporating the use of an ambulance simulator to depict real-life scenarios and instruments. In addition, the East Texas Medical Center program will share simulation equipment with TJC's nursing and other allied health programs when the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center opens in January.
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LSSU medical student exchange program broadens students' horizons
A group of seven medical students from nearly 7,000 miles away are wrapping up a visit to Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. As a part of Lake Superior State University's partnership with Shaoxing University in China, the students visited for 18 days to learn about the changes in policy and technology in the U.S. healthcare industry.
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    Pressure ulcer prevention with simulation program (By Amanda Morrow and James Hay)
IOM panel recommends sweeping changes to government-supported physician training (MedCity News)
Study: New tool proves effective in evaluating doctor's bedside manner (EurekAlert)
SimMan prepares students for real-world medical scenarios (Herald & Review)
California university to fast track training for medical students (Fox News)

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