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Patient safety: What's simulation certification got to do with it?
Simulation techniques that target medical errors and seek to provide continued improvement in the quality and safety of patient care are rapidly becoming the new go-to methods for professional healthcare education.
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Using simulation to foster patient-centred care
This article reports on a pilot study in which simulation was used in training for healthcare cadets to enhance their skills in essential patient care.
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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 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 for SSH Member Discount

With bleeding and wheezing mannequins, high-stress simulations give University of Miami medical students real-world experience
Miami Herald
Several University of Miami medical students crowd around the patient's bed, trying to pinpoint why he is having trouble breathing. As the students talk over each other as they delegate tasks, the stress level in the room rises. A loud beeping noise lets them know something has gone wrong with patient Murray Greenberg.
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Burgeoning opportunities in health gaming
As Games for Health organizer and Digitalmill co-founder Ben Sawyer pointed out at the 2014 Games for Health conference, health gaming had some big milestones in the past year — events that may not represent a breakthrough for the category but show it steadily building in importance.
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  Simulation: Program Development - Design - Training.

The SimHealth Group, international leaders and recognized experts in healthcare simulation design, planning, and training. The SimHealth interprofessional team represents diverse professions and practice environments. Experience matters.
  • Facility Design
  • Instructor Training and Development
  • Equipment Evaluation and Procurement
  • Business Planning
  • Program Assessment, Development and Implementation.

    Blinn awarded Texas state grant for cutting-edge hospital simulation equipment
    A grant from the Texas Comptroller worth almost $270,000 will help Blinn College expand its renowned simulation experience for tomorrow's nursing professionals. Blinn was awarded $269,320 from the state's Job Building Fund, which was designed by the Texas Legislature to fund training in high-demand occupations. The college is required to match 5 percent of the project.
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    Simulated learning improving patient care
    Medical professionals traditionally learn to save lives in actual life-and-death situations. While hands-on experiences is indispensable, medical educators say, just like pilots practice in simulators, so should doctors and nurses. Now, White Memorial Medical Center is using full-sized mannequins to put their staff to the test.
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      Chest Drain Simulators

    SuperAnnie 1 is a training manikin with cheap replaceable pads that lets you practice chest tube insertion. The SuperAnnie 3 model has, in addition, a drain function simulator producing realistic swinging and bubbling of your drainage system during spontaneous breathing or IPPV. Compatible with wide range of manikin simulators.

    Share your expertise
    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.

        Computer simulation could become 'integral' in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease by the end of the century (The Independent)
    Teaching geriatric care to a new generation (The Inquirer)
    AETC office supports AF medical training mission (U.S. Air Force)
    Horry County, South Carolina, first responders perform simulation on Bird Island (WBTV-TV)
    Israel, Netherlands going Dutch on high-tech (Start-Up Israel)

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    We are committed to training osteopathic physicians for a lifetime of learning and practice, based upon the integration of evidence-based knowledge, critical thinking, and the tenets of osteopathic principles and practice. We are also committed to preparing osteopathic physicians for careers in health care, including that in the inner city and rural communities, as well as to the scholarly pursuit of new knowledge concerning health and disease.

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