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Simulation could offer beneficial training opportunities for surgeons
The Australian Hospital & Healthcare Bulletin
Simulation could offer beneficial training opportunities for surgeons with many participants in multidisciplinary sessions offering positive feedback, an article in the latest Australia and New Zealand Journal of Surgery has found.
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Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills
U.S. Army
New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors. Working with a medical mannequin at Camp Smith's Medical Simulation Center, Dr. Anar Patel, an emergency medicine associate professor, and Dr. Erica Igbindghene, another emergency medicine specialist, took a day away from their regular jobs at Albany Medical Center in New York, to share their specialist skills with the Medical Command, or MEDCOM, soldiers.
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Hospitals create teams to review new tech, prevent patient harm
Some hospitals and health systems have established human-factor research teams that conduct real-life simulations to test new technology. According to Modern Healthcare, there is not exact data on how many such teams exist in the U.S., but the Society for Simulation in Healthcare have identified at least 165 simulation centers throughout the country.
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Software development firm to open $1 million simulation center
Philadelphia Business Journal
Software development firm Education Management Solutions is building a 5,000-square-foot simulation center at its headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania. The clinical training facility will mainly cater to educational institutions and hospitals within a 50- to 60-mile radius that can't afford their own simulation equipment.
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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.

Training keeps skills fresh for emergency medical workers
The Greenville News
A 24-year-old woman lies screaming in pain on a gurney at Greenville Technical College when paramedic Jeff Higginbotham and flight nurse Angie Fields arrive on the scene to help. He checks her blood pressure and heart rate while Fields administers medication to ease her suffering. The two AnMed Health Life Flight crew members believe she has a life-threatening ruptured ectopic pregnancy. They get her stabilized and prep her for transport to the hospital via helicopter. Scenes like this play out in the world of emergency medical transport every day. But in this case, the woman isn't real.
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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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UF developing simulators for training in treatment of injured soldiers
On the battlefield, wounded soldiers depend on how quickly and efficiently medical personnel can treat and stabilize their life-threatening injuries. To help military medical personnel acquire, practice or maintain these key skills while deployed, University of Florida and U.S. Army Research Laboratory Simulation and Training Technology Center researchers have received a $1.75 million grant to design, develop and validate a set of portable, rugged simulators to help military clinicians train — no matter where in the world they happen to be.
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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

Simulation lab receives grant for medical training equipment
Grand Rapids Business Journal
The donation of more than $12,000 by a charitable foundation supporting osteopathic medicine will be used to help improve medical students' and residents' skills through a simulated experience before seeing actual patients. Mercy Health, a regional ministry of Livonia-based CHE Trinity Health, accepted a $12,850 donation from the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan this month for training equipment at the Mercy Health Regional Simulation Lab in Muskegon, Michigan.
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Aspire committee report: 6 ways to improve polytechnic, ITE education
The Straits Times
The Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (Aspire) committee, tasked with enhancing the education and job prospects for students from the Institute of Technical Education and polytechnics, released its report recently.
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