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The Beverlee Anderson Education Scholarship Fund provides support to attend the annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. This need-based scholarship was created for healthcare simulationists who would otherwise be unable to attend IMSH. While every application will receive careful consideration, priority in selecting scholarship recipients will be given to first-time attendees and applicants from low-income regions and low-budget organizations.
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Ebola in the US: Are hospitals and healthcare workers prepared?
CBS News
U.S. hospitals and healthcare workers receive emergency response training for a variety of scenarios — from natural disasters to terrorism to handing an influx of patients with infectious diseases such as Ebola. But as details have unfolded about the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly virus, many say the staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas were unprepared to handle the patient — and that this is likely the case at hospitals throughout the country.
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AMA adopts policy to close gaps in medical education, address physician shortages
Cardiology Today via Healio
The American Medical Association has adopted a policy to address physician shortages and promote new models of medical education, according to a press release. The policy urges state and federal governments, as well as private payers, to increase funding to graduate medical education and expand the number of residency opportunities available to new medical school graduates.
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Evaluation of an integrated simulation courseware in a pediatric nursing practicum
Journal of Nursing Education via Healio
This study examined the effect of integrated pediatric nursing simulation courseware on students' critical thinking and clinical judgment. Ninety-five senior nursing students participated in this study. Every student followed the established courseware schedule, as well as the regular pediatric nursing practicum. The courseware schedule included two simple simulation scenarios and one comprehensive scenario on the first day of the first, second and third weeks of the practicum.
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UT Medical Center credits simulation center for fast response time in major bus crash
Healthcare professionals who treated 14 victims in the Jefferson County, Tennessee, bus crash one year ago believe their continuous training at University of Tennessee Medical Center's simulation center helped them respond more effectively and efficiently during the emergency situation. Dr. Brian Daley helps teach residents and nurses proper medical procedures using simulation mannequins at UT Medical Center's simulation center, one of only 70 accredited simulation centers in the world.
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A culture of inclusiveness: Diversity matters in medical education
Jonathan Ryan Batson
No greater words can be echoed to produce the idea of the many who believe in the past ideology of what it means to have "diversity." In medicine, many on various committees and boards still believe diversity is not an issue. They think that a few seats at the table — which make up less than 9 percent of "diverse candidates" in some cases — means that somehow we have all arrived and that the system is equal.
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Patients 'may benefit from operating room team simulations'
Shorter hospital stays and reduced complication rates may be the result of new team-orientated simulation-based training being pioneered by the University of Auckland. Teams of senior clinicians were gathered together to work as they normally would without risk to patients in an attempt to change the culture of teamwork, communication and patient safety in the operating theater. "Death and disability from unintended avoidable adverse events is high around the world and results in a huge global burden," says study lead Associate Professor Jennifer Weller.
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WHO recommendation: Developing countries should enroll medical and nursing students from rural areas
Medical News Today
Nearly one-third of medical and nursing students in developing countries may have no intention of working in their own countries after graduation, while less than one-fifth of them intend to work in rural areas where they are needed most, according to a new study. Health workforce shortages have been a major factor driving the current outbreak of Ebola in western Africa. The disease initially spread rapidly in rural parts of three of the world's poorest countries, where health workers are scarcest.
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7 ways to use smartphones and tablets in the OR
Outpatient Surgery
Smartphones and tablets are already widespread in the OR, but experts say there are more ways to use them than just as modern-day beepers. Outpatient Surgery asked around and found the seven coolest ways to use mobile devices in your facility.
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Become a contributing writer
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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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Simulation's 50 percent solution to nursing educators' quandary (Newswise)
Report: New tool assesses skill development in robotic microsurgery (Wolters Kluwer Health via Medical Xpress)
How a patient safety expert says Washington medical residents can change the face of healthcare (Washington Business Journal)
The surge in US healthcare jobs: Looking ahead to 2022 (Dorothy L. Tengler)
Computer simulations help doctors learn to diagnose patients (San Francisco Chronicle)

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