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Making it Count: Using Simulation for Ebola Readiness
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 12pm EDT | 11am CDT
Making it Count: Using Simulation for Ebola Readiness

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Practice exam for certified healthcare simulation educator
This short practice examination has been written by the same individuals who wrote the CHSE exams. It is a short 30-question exam that is mapped to the same large domains as the full exam. After you have taken this test, you can go and see which questions you answered correctly and which ones you did not.
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CDC issues new rules for protecting workers from Ebola
USA Today
Hospital workers treating Ebola patients should wear double sets of gloves, disposable hoods with full face shields and special masks, according to strengthened guidelines issued Oct. 20 night by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The guidelines focus on personal protective equipment, giving hospitals and clinics more specific instructions about gloves, gowns and face masks, and how they should be put on and taken off.
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Simulation-based training improves endoscopy execution
HealthDay News via HCPLive
Simulation-based training improves clinicians' performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy in both test settings and clinical practice, according to research published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Siddharth Singh, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature search to identify original studies that evaluated SBT in gastrointestinal endoscopy compared to no intervention or alternative instructional approaches. A random-effects meta-analysis was conducted.
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Could robots aid in the Ebola fight?
Could robots be the next line of defense in the fight against Ebola? Roboticists the world over have started pondering that question in earnest, with a number of intriguing possibilities emerging: Mortuary robots to respectfully transport those who've died from the virus and are still highly contagious. Waste-handling bots to dispose of biowaste from Ebola patients. Robots that deliver humanitarian supplies to widely infected areas.
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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.

Free surgery simulation app sets the standard for learning on mobile devices
Surgical simulation is becoming an increasingly important educational tool and performance metric in the training of orthopedic surgeons. Understanding and visualizing a surgical procedure before executing it in practice is crucial to surgical training success. TouchSurgery by Kinosis was one of the first surgical simulation apps available on mobile devices. Kinosis took it to a new level with a tremendous update that was just released.
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Virtual patients come alive in new simulation lab at University of Houston
Medical News Today
This fall, University of Houston optometry students began hands-on training in a simulation lab that offers them 24/7 access to virtual patients. The Optometric Clinical Skills Simulation Lab, which will better prepare students to administer patient care when they start clinical rotations, is the only one at an optometric program in the country and the largest in the world.
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Powered By Polhemus

Polhemus pioneered motion tracking over 40 years ago. Our innovative 6-Degree-Of-Freedom (6DOF) electromagnetic tracking technology is at the core of today’s most successful, high fidelity healthcare training simulators. For over 15 years, healthcare simulator manufacturers have had the confidence of being “Powered by Polhemus.”
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High-tech mannequins in Florida assist servicemen in medical training exercise
EMS World
When the airmen entered, there was a mangled foot in a boot and a severed leg. One of the injured yelled out. The other struggled to breathe; his leg, now without a foot, shot up and down in spasms, slinging blood. This time, thankfully, the injured were not real. They were high-tech mannequins in a state-of-the-art medical training facility at Hurlburt Field in Florida designed to simulate the stress and challenge of administering medical care in combat.
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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.

    CDC will offer more Ebola training to healthcare workers (The New York Times)
Research grant opportunity (SSH)
Fake Ebola patients help hospitals prepare for next case (Bloomberg Businessweek)
New app helping medical students diagnose quickly in ER (By Stephanie McKenzie)
Meet the virtual patients training real doctors (CNN)

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