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Beverlee Anderson Education Scholarship Fund (BAESF)
Now accepting applications for The Beverlee Anderson Education Scholarship Fund (BAESF). BAESF provides support to attend the annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). Anyone interested in healthcare simulation is eligible to apply. Current membership in SSH is not required. Scholarships are awarded based on need as well as interest and commitment to simulation healthcare education, practice and research.
Scholarship includes:
  • IMSH 2014 Full Registration
  • One pre-conference course registration
  • SSH Full Memberhsip
  • $1,000 Travel Stipend

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Medical students at University of Washington learn practical skills with unique tools
The Seattle Times
The pregnant patient was first confused, then unresponsive. All of a sudden, she started to shake. Dr. Laura Jacques, in only her second year as an obstetrician on her own, had never seen this type of seizure before in a patient. But she wasn't nervous. She had rehearsed this emergency before. "It just felt like another day in ISIS." The Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS) at the University of Washington is home to video-game-like simulations, fake body parts and mannequins — all housed in its two main facilities at Harborview and UW Medical Center.
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Call for Nominations
The SSH Nominations Committee is seeking nominations of individuals to serve in open leadership positions. We need thoughtful individuals to join our Board of Directors to lead and guide the Society. You may nominate yourself or any SSH member as long as the nominee meets the requirements for the position.

The positions for which the SSH membership will be electing new leadership are:
  • President-elect (Officer Position) - Responsibilities of President
  • Treasurer (Officer Position) - Responsibilities of Treasurer
  • At-Large Director - Responsibilities of At-Large Director

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  Process solutions Using Healthcare Simulation

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Telemedicine: A community perspective
By Tracy Stanley
Developed so doctors could monitor astronauts in space, the concept of telemedicine isn't a new one. What has changed, however, is the technology that now allows global access to this way of practicing medicine. Physicians are starting to appreciate the worth and importance of being accessible to remote communities via video conference. The purpose of this article is not to discuss the mechanics of telemedicine but rather to underscore its value to the remote communities it serves.
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The patient's role in hospital safety
The Huffington Post
Most hospitals are working hard to create a "safety culture" (a term coined by the nuclear industry after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986) to attain the levels of safety of commercial airlines and nuclear power plants. But patients must also make efforts to protect themselves, for two reasons. First, consistent safety is still years away (e.g., in May 2013, the non-profit safety group Leapfrog awarded 31 percent of hospitals an "A" grade for safety, 25 percent a "B" grade, 37 percent a "C" grade and 7 percent a "D" or "F" grade). Second, sharing in ownership of safety by those who are at risk is a critical component of safety cultures.
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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 operating program is based on published quality standards examination protocols. It is used to train clinicians who perform or will be performing clinical breast exams. A digital “clinical instructor” assesses progress and provides corrective feedback.

Mannequins talk, wheeze and cough to train much-needed nurses
CBS Minnesota
The demand for registered nurses is something we are seeing nationwide. Here in the Twin Cities, Minn., we're told there are currently about 2,000 openings across the metro area. One of the reasons for the shortage of nurses is lack of enough faculty members to teach.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Letting the mannequin die: Can learning occur? (Boise State University)
Implementation of an interactive virtual-world simulation for structured surgeon assessment of clinical scenarios (Journal of the American College of Surgeons (login required))
The cognitive demands of standardized patients: Understanding limitations in attention and working memory with the decoding of nonverbal behavior (Simulation in Healthcare (login required))
IMSH 2014 now accepting Works in Progress and Innovative Idea Posters (SSH)

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AMA shuts down news magazine
Folio Magazine
Citing a spiral of declining ad revenues, the American Medical Association (AMA) will stop publishing the print edition and website of American Medical News next month. The AMA's biweekly medical industry news magazine has a circulation of 208,000, per BPA Worldwide, and despite a highly-qualified audience — bout 90 percent of its recipients are doctors, they say — the group failed to overcome losses in print advertising.
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