The Must-Own Healthcare Simulation Library *Updated for 2016

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Sim Champs! Have you seen the latest list of awesome healthcare simulation books? These must-own volumes will help you develop, maintain, expand your simulation program. Whether it’s clinical faculty debriefing techniques, administrative tips, or technical prep for the CHSOS — everything below will have your team ready for any simulation challenge:

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INACSL’s Latest Simulation in Nursing Journal Highlights Standardized Patients

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Suzie Kardong-Edgren, Director of the RISE Center at Robert Morris University, Drexel Faculty member, and INACSL Simulation in Nursing Journal editor recently shared “Standardized Patients have been a part of health professional education for over 50 years now. As an educational field that continues to grow in scholarship and practice, the editors of Clinical Simulation in Nursing feel the time is right to dedicate a special issue to examining ongoing contributions, share best practices and honour debates within the live simulation field relevant to its practitioners and health professional educators more broadly.”

INACL invites health professionals who are engaging standardized patients (SPs) in simulation education to submit manuscripts for a special issue to be published in July 2017.

Nancy McNaughton, M.Ed., Ph.D., Associate Director, Standardized Patient Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Mindi Anderson, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, University of Central Florida College of Nursing will serve as the guest editors for this special issue.

When submitting manuscripts for this special issue, please select “special issue” when the choices appear.

Clinical Simulation in Nursing is the flagship journal of the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning. The journal provides a forum for research, innovation, review, and debate in simulation. The journal is dedicated to the advancement of simulation as an educational strategy to improve patient care. A double blind peer-review process is used for all submissions.

Manuscripts for consideration should be submitted to Clinical Simulation in Nursing (www.nursingsimulation.org) by 15 February, 2017.

CREST Provides Cultural Respect Simulation Training

CREST cultural training

The Universtiy of Melbourne and Victoria University have partnered to provide Cultural Respect Encompassing Simulation Training, or CREST for short. If this interests you then HURRY — The next program starts NEXT week!!

Cultural Respect Encompassing Simulation Training (CREST) is a collaborative program between the University of Melbourne (UoM) and Victoria University (VU). It was funded over the last 4 years (2012-2015) by Health Workforce Australia and the Department of Health and Human Services. UoM and VU now run it as a self-funded project.

CREST comprises five modules designed to deliver training relating to cultural sensitivity in communication to health professional practitioners and students using simulation pedagogy. The five CREST modules are:

1. Introduction to cultural diversity: This module explores the interaction between culture and health, and the influence culture has on the identity and health beliefs of both patients and health care providers.

2. Negotiating between different health beliefs: This module explores how culture, religion and life experiences influence an individual’s health belief system, understanding of health and disease causation, and health seeking behaviours. It also facilitates the development of effective and culturally sensitive communication and negotiation skills.

3. Effective communication when English proficiency is low: This module explains the principles of effective communication with linguistically diverse patients and identifies strategies for working effectively with an interpreter. Participants will practice communicating with clients with low English proficiency and working with an interpreter.

4. Communicating culturally sensitive issues: This module explores some of the culturally sensitive factors that may affect the identity and health of culturally diverse patients, including those that contribute to health inequalities. Participants will gain an understanding of how some cultural and religious beliefs strongly shape relationships and daily life practices, and potentially affect engagement with healthcare systems.

5. Communication and Indigenous healthcare: This module explores the diversity and uniqueness of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures, and highlights the importance of demonstrating cultural respect in enhancing a patients desire and ability to seek health care.

Learn more on the CREST webpage today!

 


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Transsphenoidal Tumor Resection Surgery Simulator from Medprin

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Medprin Biotech GmbH is a high-tech enterprise specializing in R & D and manufacturing of human tissue regenerative implantable medical devices. Recently they provided this video series on a new Transsphenoidal Tumor Resection Surgery Simulator. The solid, highly realistic training model overcomes the disadvantage of the traditional surgical training, saves training cost and time, lowers surgical risk of the new surgeons, improves the quality of the medical teaching and training.

About Medprin

MEDPRIN BIOTECH is a high-tech enterprise co-founded by outstanding biomedicine scientists in September 2008, specialized in R & D, production and sales of regenerative medicine materials and regenerative implantable medical devices. MEDPRIN aims to become global leader in the field of implantable medical devices, relying on amazing capacity to provide excellent products for the patients worldwide based on biological 3D printing technology and nano-bionics technology, so MEDPRIN will accurately and efficiently manufacture more new implantable medical devices for human tissue recovery, replacement and regeneration, in accordance with the enterprise cultures featured in “innovation, cooperation and mutual love” and the quality policy to play a leading role in science & technology capacity and quality and constantly keep sound integrity to save more lives.

More on the Medprin website!

Top 9 Most Read Healthcare Simulation Articles from Summer 2016

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Sim Champs do you subscribe to our free monthly healthcare simulation email newsletter? If so you may have seen these awesome articles which are the Top 9 most read medical simulation from Summer 2016! We’re highlighting the ones that have read, shared, and clicked the most so far — as we are sure they will bring increased adoption and utilization of simulation to your healthcare education program!

  1. University of San Francisco Now Offering Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation Online 
  2. Simulation in Healthcare Journal — June 2016 Article List 
  3. SimGHOSTS USA 2016 Opens at Jump Trading Simulation Center Sponsored by SimulationIQ 
  4. Supporting Transitions in Medical Career Pathways: the Role of Simulation-Based Education 
  5. Do Checklists Change Human Behaviors? Thoughts from Medical Lawyer Dr. Argy 
  6. Laerdal Asks Simulation Experts “Is Simulation Just About the Simulator?” and More… 
  7. TEDx Talk: Simulation Necessary To Prepare for Birthing Emergencies 
  8. Media Covers May BMJ Article: “Medical Error 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.” – Call for New Hashtag #SimToZero! 
  9. Delta College Performs 6 Hour Trauma Simulation Scenario with Local Authorities

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Here is the Top 10 Most Read Healthcare Simulation Articles
from HealthySimulation.com ever!

New Simulation Lab Orientation Videos Help Increase Learning Outcomes

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Searching through youtube today we found a bunch of new Sim Lab orientation videos on that we wanted to share! Orientation videos on Youtube are a great way to introduce your learners to the methodology of simulation, as well as the spaces and equipment they will be using during their learning process. This helps the learners spend less time worrying about “where is the O2 mask drawer” and instead enables them to spend more time focused on the learning objectives within the simulation experience.

Medical simulation is a wonderful way to improve teamwork and work on the cognitive approach to any type of medical case. St. Mary medical center is committed to this modality of education and this video is played prior to all events.

The WA Clinical Training Network engaged with Edith Cowan University’s Health Simulation Centre to develop and deliver a 1 day ‘Introductory’ Level Course for Simulation Instructors. This course was delivered on the 12th of May 2016.

Above is the British Columbia Institute of Technology Sim Lab Video Orientation!

Are you interested in producing your own Sim Lab Orientation Video?

Watch out our Sim Lab Orientation
Video Production Tutorial part I & part II!

B-Line Medical Provides ‘Circle of Education’ to Measure & Improve Learning Outcomes

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Have you heard of the Circle of Education from B-Line Medical? Check out this video below to learn more about how B-Line Medical products provide comprehensive opportunities to learn, train, and improve in almost any healthcare setting!

B-Line Medical, the first to bring web-based video capture and debriefing to the industry, has been continuously innovating to provide the most flexible and intuitive simulation management platform to healthcare education. SimCapture enhances and automates simulations and OSCE management by seamlessly combining high quality video capture, simulator data integration, debriefing and assessment, and robust reporting. Installed in over 450 healthcare institutions in 25 countries, SimCapture has been advancing simulation in healthcare for over a decade.

Check out all the latest news from B-Line Medical!

Virtual Reality Simulation System Now Available for ACL Reconstruction

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VirtaMed has developed a virtual reality simulation for ACL reconstruction. This new orthopedic training module for knee arthroscopy will be available for the VirtaMed ArthroS simulator, and the company will introduce it at the AAOS 2016 conference in Orlando, FL.

Apparently, most of the technical skills of ACL reconstruction are currently learned on patients during clinical care delivery.

“It is challenging to translate three dimensional concepts into efficient and accurate surgical performance, especially when the procedure is visualized with two dimensional video arthroscopy. We need safer and more effective methods to reinforce these concepts of ACL anatomy and reconstruction – such as the VirtaMed ArthroS ACL Reconstruction Module.” – Dr. Robert A. Pedowitz, who was an invaluable help during the development of the ACL repair simulation.

In addition to simulating the actual procedure, the VirtaMed simulator provides trainees with extensive, high-quality didactic reading material created by Dr. Pedowitz. Furthermore, the simulator comes with a special 3-D training module, where trainees can easily explore the knee from all sides, shift the location of the replacement ACL with a simple click, and experiment how these adjustments affect the joint function. This unique teaching material, the use of original instruments, the tactile feedback provided by the anatomic knee model, and the highly realistic virtual reality environment make the VirtaMed ArthroS ACL reconstruction module the most advanced ACL repair training tool available.

Learn more on the News Medical Website!

Healthcare IT: Patient Safety, Engagement Relies on Crafting a Culture of Change

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What role does IT play in the improvement of patient safety? This article from Health IT Analytics helps to spread some light on the culture of change that will be needed to improve healthcare engagement outcomes:

Health IT Analytics Article Excerpt:

“Improving patient safety is primarily a matter of responsibility, says Dr. James Merlino, President and Chief Medical Officer of the Strategic Consulting Division of Press Ganey.  Healthcare organizations must take on the challenge of creating a “culture of care” that encompasses every member of the care team – including patients.

By broadcasting bold patient safety goals, engaging providers, and enacting patient-centric strategies for process improvement, healthcare organizations have the opportunity to make meaningful progress in the fight to reduce preventable patient harm.

“Organizations really need to adapt a strategic objective of patient centricity,” Merlino toldHealthITAnalytics.  “They have to get across to everyone that works in healthcare that they exist for the patient, and that their purpose is to deliver on the promises that they implicitly make with their patients: providing a safe, high-quality, human environment where the patient feels cared for.”

To do this, organizational leaders have to be sure that their staff members are not only educated about patient safety risks, but fully committed to eliminating preventable harm all together. “You must set the goal at zero,” Merlino stated. “Patient safety must be an uncompromisable core value of your organization.” “What I find in some of the organizations that we work with is that they have differing degrees of alignment around the topic.  Obviously, nobody comes to work in healthcare because they think about wanting to harm a patient.”

“But accidents do happen, because we’re human.  We just need to think about how to integrate the best possible processes into the care system, and it has to start with a commitment from leadership to model these practices and create a culture that is deeply patient-centric.”

Read the full article on the Health IT Analytics website!

Generic Robotics Provides New Simutouch Simulators for Healthcare Industries

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Recently learned about a new company on the scene helping to develop new simulators! Generic Robotics got started with in Dentistry but is looking to expand into other healthcare areas soon.

SimuTouch is the first general purpose clinical skills training platform. It is based on a proven simulation software and hardware approach, which can be adapted for a wide range of clinical procedures. Generic Robotics produces training devices for clinical skills built around “haptics” – the science of touch feedback. Our dental training simulators have been developed in collaboration with leading universities and have been used by King’s College London and Portsmouth Dental Academy. We are now expanding into other medical and surgical fields, to bring our products to a wider audience.

Learn more at the Generic Robotics website today!