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From Blinks to Births, Health Simulators Get Real – The Columbus Dispatch:
Throughout Hall D at the downtown San Diego Convention Center last month, these little actions brought slightly unnerved smiles to people unaccustomed to the latest level of realism in medical simulation. At the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, visitors could browse simulated skins stratified from newborn to senior, use an ultrasound machine to guide a needle into a disembodied knee or practice suturing with a surgical robot.
UMMS Graduate School of Nursing Adopts Opioid Conscious Curriculum in Simulation Program – UMASS Med School Now
“The initial phase of our Opioid and Safe Prescribing Training Immersion program will provide both training and assessment of our students’ skills. We have begun to design a series of required, hands-on, skills building training sessions in our cutting-edge simulation center, which is the gold standard for competency evaluation of medical students. The training, which bolsters existing classroom learning, is targeted to opioid safe prescribing and prescription drug misuse prevention and treatment,” said Michele Pugnaire, MD, senior associate dean for educational affairs and professor of family medicine & community health.
Poverty simulation helps shape future health care professionals – Medical Xpress
NDSU nursing and pharmacy students will get a glimpse into how a family in poverty navigates the complexities of life. Approximately 70 senior nursing students and third-year professional pharmacy students are scheduled to take part in a poverty simulation experience. During the simulation, the students will role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children, to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities while interacting with various community resources.
Doctors at the SRM Medical College have been practising on a high-end simulator- a mannequin which offers realistic training in neurology, radiology, vascular surgery and cardiac surgery. Simulators are not entirely new, but doctors say advanced technology and computing have taken virtual reality to newer levels. “The new machine gives us a feel that is closer to the human body. It lets the surgeon to practise and perfect his skills before he cuts open a patient. In short, doctors will no more experiment on the patient,” said university pro-chancellor Dr K Sridhar.
Helping patients overcome difficult experiences is far from the only new use of VR. The technology’s powerful impact on the brain can also be used to generate realistic levels of empathy, tangible reductions in pain and cure phobias, say researchers at Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. In a demonstration of a diversity training simulation, the user at first appears in a virtual mirror as a white male, and then in the blink of an eye as a black female. Moments later, an animated white male is screaming obscenities. When you raise your hands in self-defense, your arms are that of a black woman. The idea is to truly feel the impact of racism, even if temporarily and virtually.
Pediatric Simulator designed to improve training – Local 8 Now
Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for children and East Tennessee children’s hospital are working together to improve the care children in this region receive. A special piece of technology funded by the Knox -East Tennessee healthcare coalition is making that possible. The mannequin interfaces with a computer so the instructor can change patterns like breath signs, bowel signs, and pupil area reaction. this helps them receive instant feedback on how well they’re providing care. “This simulator is different because it reacts like a real child would, and any interventions immediately show up on your screen, immediately show up on your patient assessment, says Angie Bowen Regional Coordinator.
Ambulance simulator boosts EMS program – Creightonian University Publication
Creighton’s Emergency Medical Services Education, (EMS) program unveiled the completion of a state-of-the art ambulance simulator after construction during Winter Break as the program continues to look forward in health sciences and hands-on learning. The ambulance simulator cost roughly $22,000 and Kevin Carritt – the Clinical/Field Coordinator for Emergency Medical Services Education program said that the most technical part of the simulation is the information the students bring with them, using the simulator as a tool rather than being dependent on a book.
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