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Simulated patients' perspectives of and perceived role in medical students' professional identity development
Much has been written about medical students' professional identity formation, the process of "becoming" a doctor. During their training, medical students interact with a range of teachers and trainers. Among these are simulated patients who role-play patients, assisting students with their communication, procedural and physical examination skills. With SPs regularly interacting with students, this qualitative study explored their views of students' emerging professional identities at one Australian medical school. SPs' contributions to developing professional identities were also explored.
Room of Errors
University of Virginia Magazine
Linwood Adttoidx is in rough shape.
The 39-year-old Iraq War veteran was admitted to the University of Virginia Medical Center with acute pancreatitis. Since then, he's developed renal failure, respiratory distress, hyperglycemia and a fever.
Why Samsung's Gear VR is a virtual reality game-changer
Fox News contributor John Brandon writes: "Boring, dull and repetitive. That's the reason a few teens told me they don’t play first-person shooters anymore. Rinse and repeat with a grenade launcher and an AK-47? No thanks."
Augmented and virtual reality to hit $150 billion, disrupting mobile by 2020
Virtual reality and augmented reality are exciting – Google Glass coming and going, Facebook's $2 billion for Oculus, Google's $542 million into Magic Leap, not to mention Microsoft's HoloLens. There are amazing early-stage platforms and apps, but VR/AR in 2015 feels a bit like the smartphone market before the iPhone. A pure quantitative analysis of the VR/AR market today is challenging, because there's not much of a track record to analyze yet.
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How current robotics advancements can have real-world applications
The field of robotics is heating up with continuous innovations for healthcare. Forecasts from the U.K.'s Visiongain suggest the overall world market for robotics in healthcare will surpass $3 billion this year and continue expanding to 2025. "Surgical robots are currently the most dynamic submarket within the overall robotics in healthcare market," the company states.
Alarm fatigue, data integrity, patient violence top list of patient safety hazards
The 2015 edition of the ECRI Institute's top 10 patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations includes many of the usual suspects, but also highlights recent headline-grabbing hazards such as patient violence and inadequate reprocessing of endoscopes. The ECRI report lists alarm hazards as its top concern and data integrity as No. 2, both of which also have held top spots in the nonprofit organization's health technology hazards list in 2013 and 2014.
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EMS improves with crew resource management training
Journal of Emergency Medical Services
This is a systematic review of all available evidence to help healthcare professionals make evidence-based care and guideline revisions. These reviews have become increasingly important as we try to make sense of studies and weigh their validity.
EMS shares many characteristics with high-risk and unpredictable work environments, like aviation, healthcare and the military. In these high-risk environments, errors can cause great harm to the patient and clinicians.
Looking to get published this year?
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 experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
Millennials, Gen Xers leading change in healthcare over seniors, boomers
Scott E. Rupp
Millennials and Gen Xers are a population segment harboring and bringing about advances in healthcare technology. They are also altering the delivery of healthcare and insurance, according to new research offered up by PNC Healthcare.
The organization spoke with more than 5,000 people in the United States about the impact of patient-centered care among various age groups, including those aged 21 through 32 (millennials), those ages 33 through 49 (Generation X or Gen Xers), those ages 50 through 71 (baby boomers) and those 72 and older (seniors).
How IV bag label redesign can save lives
Labels on bags of IV fluids that are designed to be easy to read in a medical emergency can prevent medical errors and save lives, suggests a recent study recently published in the Journal of Patient Safety.
The study looked at a group of 96 anesthesia trainees, who, in a simulated medical emergency, were asked to administer hetastarch, a blood plasma volume-increasing fluid, to a patient who was losing blood.
Coming in 2015!
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Optional Extras include:
• Wireless Force Monitoring
• Cervical Dilation/Effacement Module
• C-Section Module
• PPH Module
• Lower Legs with Knee Joint Interface
Vascular Simulations has created a cardiovascular simulator with a functional left heart that pumps physiological flow of a blood-mimicking fluid through a silicone arterial tree. We can custom manufacture patient-specific vasculature from imaging data including arterial stenoses, intracranial aneurysms, and aortic aneurysms.
Medical Shipment is a premium supplier of simulation nursing supplies and equipment. We strive to provide extraordinary customer service and value our personal relationships with each customer. Our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with each order. We carry an extensive range of products and services that will fit the needs of all educational programs. We look forward to building new, long-lasting relationships with each educator.
How robots can help build better doctors
National Science Foundation
A young doctor leans over a patient who has been in a serious car accident and invariably must be experiencing pain. The doctor's trauma team examines the patient's pelvis and rolls her onto her side to check her spine. They scan the patient's abdomen with a rapid ultrasound machine, finding fluid. They insert a tube in her nose. Throughout the procedure, the patient's face remains rigid, showing no signs of pain.
New facility at Nebraska medical center aimed at technology
The Associated Press via Herald Online
A proposed $102 million learning center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will offer the kind of technology that will allow a student to step inside a virtual heart or practice patient care on mannequins that replicate breathing, bleeding and giving birth. The building would have features like virtual immersion caves, digital learning walls, holographs, patient simulators, virtual surgery units and space for larger-scale team simulations, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
Watch teens try to drive while texting with simulator
Jacob Hersey was texting "yay," just three letters that only took a couple of seconds to type, when a truck stopped short in front of him and he slammed into the rear end.
It was an accident that would have deployed the airbags and resulted in at least a minor injury — if not something much worse. Thankfully, Hersey was inside a mobile classroom outside Burncoat High School in Massachusetts when the accident occurred on the Distractology 101 simulator.
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