University of Nebraska Medical Center Breaks Ground on $119M Davis Global Simulation and Training Center

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What wonderful news for the University of Nebraska healthcare program! On Monday, the University of Nebraska Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a planned health care simulation center that will change education of students in the health professions, as well as practicing health professionals in Nebraska. The $118.9 million center, called the Dr. Edwin Davis & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning — Davis Global Center for short – will transform health care education at UNMC. The center is scheduled to open in September 2018.

As aviation simulation changed the flight industry – health care simulation will propel the training of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals into the next generation with emerging virtual and augmented reality. UNMC’s goal? To provide the highest quality of patient care and safety to improve human performance and effectiveness in health care.

The multi-level Davis Global Center at 42nd and Emile Streets in Omaha will:



  • Result in new and relevant learning methods, including the creation of 3-D/Virtual and Augmented Reality content, clinical and surgical training modules, research and development opportunities, and interprofessional learning.
  • Feature such state-of-the art technology as the iEXCEL Helix – a unique extended 280-degree curved screen creating a 2-D/3-D immersive environment; the first-of-its-kind laser-based 3-D iSpace – a five-sided virtual immersive reality environment; and a 130-seat holographic theater.
  • Form the hub of a statewide network of interconnected simulation centers for the professional development of health care providers across the state.
  • Collaborate with industry to provide new research and development opportunities.
  • Contribute to workforce development and economic growth for Nebraska, creating up to 325 well-paying jobs.
  • Generate an annual economic impact in Nebraska of approximately $40 million (Tripp Umbach study).
  • Offer specialized training opportunities in simulation technology and 3-D/Virtual and Augmented Reality content development.

The nearly 192,000-gross-square-foot center has been developed to help transform health care education from the traditional lecture-based model to embrace more “hands-on” engagement that addresses skills competencies, including teamwork. Studies show that experiential learning yields greater retention than lectures, as well as improves proficiencies. As a result, the traditional “See one, Do one, Teach one,” model will be supplemented with human patient simulators; surgical simulation; and interactive visualization technology such as head-mounted displays; 2-D interactive, touch-screen learning walls; and 3-D and Virtual Immersive Reality (VIR) environments. “Incorporating experiential learning into the curriculum is important,” said UNMC student Cindy Chou, who will graduate in May with her M.D., Ph.D. “Studies have shown that with traditional lectures, there is about a 5 percent retention rate of knowledge, whereas if you have hands-on practice or immediate application, it increases the rate up to 90 percent. So, in that sense, we really need to be doing more active learning and more practicing.”

Learn more about this wonderful new center on the UNMC website!

 


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Medical Simulation Programs in the News!

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Here’s a summary of the latest medical simulation news from around the world sim champs!



  • ‘Baby Tory’: Logan Regional Uses Lifelike Gaumard Infant Simulator to Train for Unique Situations – “Whenever anyone works with Tory, we let them know beforehand that for as long as they’re working with her, she’s real and she’s alive,” registered nurse Kim Hillyard said. “Tory is such a high-fidelity simulation that it’s very easy to feel that this is a real situation, because she’s that lifelike.” According to Logan Regional Hospital RN Coordinator Elizabeth Anderson, only about 1 percent of the approximately 2,600 babies delivered at Logan Regional Hospital each year will need extensive neonatal resuscitation after their arrival. As such, it is uncommon for the nurses of the hospital’s Special Care Nursery to encounter situations in which babies will need complex procedures immediately after their birth. Baby Tory can be programmed to show the same symptoms real infants may encounter in these situations, from abnormal heart rhythms and collapsed lungs to spiking blood pressures and seizures.
  • C-STARS Sets New DoD Training Standard with New Simulator From Air Force News – Athena’s “highly advanced lungs automatically respond to medical ventilation,” said Karen Johnson, the C-STARS simulation coordinator. “Mechanical ventilation is a big part of our training program here at C-STARS St. Louis. We train our students to utilize a ventilator for cases they may encounter when deployed downrange.” Those cases are often explosive injuries seen during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, wars that presented their own array of medical challenges. The challenges resulted in advanced simulation training that better prepared deployers to respond to significant trauma. The C-STARS providers and nurses behind the training are credentialed and have previously cared for patients injured during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.The experience of the cadre, coupled with the addition of Athena, help make the program one of the most advanced offered to military personnel. The supplier of Athena, Canadian Aviation Electronics, said St. Louis C-STARS was the first DOD site in the world to receive this simulation model and the first in the world to receive CAE’s formal training on Athena. When Johnson recognized the potential of Athena, she made it a priority to bring Athena to C-STARS. Until Athena, Johnson said, she never came across a simulator with both anatomically correct female proportions and advanced ventilation functionalities. “The important thing to remember here is the fact that implementing Athena into our program has increased our training capabilities,” Johnson said. “She allows us to present a more hybrid and complete approach to trauma simulation whether our students are first-time deployers or have deployed several times.”
  • Lima Memorial Unveils New Simulator Lab From Lima Ohio News – Lima Memorial staff, Kim LaPoint, center, Janet Bible and Carrie Klosterman, far right, perform life-saving procedures on a high-tech Sim Man 3-G mannequin during a demonstration in the new Innovative Simulation Laboratory at Lima Memorial Health System on Tuesday afternoon. LIMA — Many times, emergency medical care comes down to split-second decisions. Training medical personnel, emergency medical technicians and other first responders in administering that care can often be something of an inexact science, however, with teachers watching trainees work on mannequins and making evaluations based on their observations. After a $100,000 donation from PotashCorp last fall, Lima Memorial Health System has created its own simulation and education laboratory, providing advanced training for both its own health care providers and first responders and health care students in the community.
  • BTC hires new simulation lab assistant From Bolivarmo News – Due to the expansion of the use of its lab facilities, Bolivar Technical College has hired a new simulation lab assistant. Courtney Gott, a current RN program student at BTC, will work in the setup, tear down, repurposing of materials and general maintenance of the simulation and skills labs. According to Simulation and Skills Center coordinator, Lisa Beals, MSN, RN, the labs are in use five days per week now due to an increase in use by students in various medical programs, including the college’s RN, LPN, RN Bridge and Medical Assistant program. “Having to add on personnel in the lab is a great problem to have,” said Beals. “Courtney is going to be a welcome addition to the lab as its use begins to expand.” Gott, a resident of Willard, works as a surgical technician at Mercy Hospital in Springfield in Labor and Delivery. She is expected to graduate from BTC as a registered nurse next year. Although Gott has a wide range of experience in the medical field, she is ready to learn during this opportunity, as well as her current program.

Don’t forget you can learn how to increase media attention to your simulation program through
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Cardionics Shares Limited Time Offers for Student Auscultation Manikin Products

Cardionics let HealthySimulation.com know about a special promotional offer they are running from now until September 31st, where you can receive over $6,000 in savings on a new SAM 3G Student Auscultation Manikin, $2550 off SimScope Wifi, or an upgrade of your SAMII to SAM3G for only $8000! Check out these promotional flyers below for deal specifics:

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Simulation Track Featured at Leaping Forward Oncology Lisbon 2017 Conference

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Our friend Filipe Costa, Diretor do Centro de Gestão- Oncologia Hospital da Luz in Portugal, recently shared about the simulation track taking place at the 2017 Leaping Forward Clinical Congress May 9th-13th in Lisbon:

Cancer is expected to be the leading cause of death in developed countries, considering the increase in life expectancy. On the other hand, due to better treatment results, the number of cancer survivors is also increasing. From 9 to 13 May 2017, Hospital da Luz will host the Leaping Forward Oncology – International Clinical Congress, taking place in Lisbon, at Centro Cultural de Belém. The event will gather many of the most renowned world experts in the field, to discuss and debate topics in disease-oriented sessions on gastrointestinal, lung, breast, urologic, gynecologic, hematology and central nervous system cancers.

These will be complemented by additional sessions dedicated to more transversal topics, such as Cancer Immunotherapy, Palliative Care, Cardio-Oncology, Diet and Cancer, Nursing in Oncology, and Simulation. A few afternoon sessions dedicated to Robotic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, and Endoscopy will provide hands-on experience. Hospital da Luz network is managed by Luz Saúde, one of the largest private healthcare groups in Portugal. The Leaping Forward Oncology – International Clinical Congress reflects our commitment to excellence and innovation in Medicine. Above all, it will be an ideal forum where participants can share knowledge and experience, concerning the best practice and innovative solutions in the field of Oncology.



SIMULATION IN ONCOLOGY TRACK

02:15 PM Opening & registration
02:30 PM Welcome and introduction Francisca Leite [PT] | Rui Maio [PT]
02:45 PM Innovation in Biomedical education Madalena Patrício [PT]
03:15 PM Educational technology and innovations to training and patient care using simulation Fernando Bello [UK]
03:45 PM Pro-con debate: the impact of simulation on translational patient outcomes Pro: William Mcgaghie [US] TBC Con: Nuno Freitas [PT]
04:15 PM F1 tech in the outside world – How Williams’s pit perfection can improve healthcare teams Gemma Fisher [UK] TBC
04:45 PM Coffee Break 05:15 PM Cancer and the medical simulation center – The MD Anderson´s experience Gregory Botz [US]
05:45 PM Post simulation era in medicine Richard Satava [US]
06:15 PM Closing remarks

Learn more about the Congress on the Leaping Forward Website!

Healthcare Learning Innovations Provides Enhanced Urban Simulation for Public and Community Health Courses

Enhanced Urban Simulation for Public and Community Health Courses

Simulation will continue to expand its educational and training opportunities for healthcare in all disciplines. Healthcare Learning Innovations has announced the planned development of a simulated world for community and public health nursing courses, aptly titled Sentinel World. The first phase of the three-phase project is the urban expansion, Sentinel City 3.0, which will be released April 24, 2017. This phase of development will expand on the company’s already successful Sentinel City Community Health Simulation 2.3, which is currently used by nursing schools across the country. Sentinel City 3.0 will vastly increase the amount of interactive elements and course-based student activity within the simulation, as well as ease the faculty challenge of managing clinical practice hours.



“We’re excited to incorporate new, highly-interactive elements like the Mayor and the home assessment exercise which will allow students to think critically and investigate at their own speed,” says Trevor Rasmusson, the Learning Innovation Manager for Healthcare Learning Innovations. “This type of educational gamification helps increase student engagement and new skill retention,” states Rasmusson.

Healthcare Learning Innovations provides simulation technologies, digital learning tools and interactive courses for healthcare professionals and educators. In partnership with American Sentinel University, it has over 10 years of experience in online, healthcare-focused education.


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SimGHOSTS Opens Early-Bird Registration for August Sim Technology Training Event at WakeMed Raleigh

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SimGHOSTS 2017 USA has opened early-bird registration!

Pre-Con Workshops: August 1st, 2017
Main Symposium: August 2nd-4th, 2017
Host: WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Early Bird Registration ENDS July 1st!
Early-Bird (April 3rd – July 1st): $473
Standard (July 1st – August 2nd): $597

Join hundreds of Simulation Champions from around the world at our annual international hands-on training events! The “Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists” which will be operating its seventh year as a US-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2017 SimGHOSTS events will provide a meeting place for you to exchange ideas and network with technical peers as well as receive specialized training in:

  • Manikin hardware repair and software programming
  • Audiovisual equipment debugging
  • IT networking and infrastructures
  • Moulage makeup
  • Team communication & leadership techniques
  • Medical physiology
  • And much more.

You will also have opportunities to meet with simulation-based vendors to engage with the latest in healthcare education technology.



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WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning
Raleigh, North Carolina
Pre-Symposium: August 1st, 2017
Symposium: August 2nd-4th, 2017

Who Should Attend SimGHOSTS Events?

Anyone responsible for the technical operation of a medical simulation lab including full-time or part-time Sim Techs, or clinical educators tasked with operating the day-to-day of simulation spaces. As well, anyone evaluating medical-simulation based technology should strongly consider attending as most major industry vendors are encouraged to attend.

Other meetings are better suited for clinical educators specifically looking to learn how to teach with medical simulation.

Administrators of simulation programs should also consider sending their institution’s AV and IT related staff members who are responsible for supporting the simulation program. In our most recent events, staff from AV and IT departments outside of the healthcare simulation program found immense benefit from participating in SimGHOSTS to better understand the needs of their institution’s simulation program!

SimGHOSTS events provide hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses and podium presentations in:

  • Manikin Programming & Hardware Repair
  • A/V System Design, Integration and Consolidation
  • IT Networking & Debugging
  • Trauma & Suturing Moulage Makeup
  • Video Production & Editing Techniques
  • Team Communication & Leadership
  • Medical Pharmacology for Scenarios
  • Career Development & Staff Management
  • Much much more!

Secure your early-bird pass today to SimGHOSTS 2017 USA!

SimforHealth Chosen As eHealth Innovator at CES 2017

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Recently at the World’s Largest Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, French-based Sim For Health was recognized as 1 of the 4 leading e-Health Innovators at the event!

SimforHealth, in its first appearance at the event, was nominated for its first emergency pulmonological virtual clinical case, developed with the HTC Vive headset and created in partnership with the Medical Simulation Center at Nice Medical School. This selection is a real honor for the company and a reward for SimforHealth’s international expansion and desire to develop alongside other players in the healthcare industry with its digital simulation training solutions.



SimforHealth offers an immersive, interactive and collaborative approach to the training of health professionals, in line with the ethical concept “Never the first time with the patient”. Their solutions help patient management via virtual consultations relying on different methods and technologies including 3D real-time simulators, serious games, virtual reality, mixed or augmented reality. The SimforHealth teams provide a totally customized development of your clinical cases, including, on request, specific technologies and methods such as medical imaging, videos, and 3D modeling. With the help of health professionals, they take care of all the developmental parameters of the clinical cases, including patient profile, in-depth clinical investigations, viewing of test results, varied environments, medical records, realistic dialogues etc., resulting in a high quality immersive and interactive solution.

Learn more at the SimforHealth website!


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Healthcare Simulation Programs in the News

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HealthySimulation.com loves to share the most recent news agency coverage of healthcare simulation programs around the world! The more our industry gathers public exposure and support the faster our methodology will be expected as the cultural norm, and the sooner we can improve patient safety and learning outcomes through simulation!



Here’s the latest collection of awesome medical simulation news stories from around the web:

  • Queen of the Valley Nurses Trained in Stroke Assessment with Simulators From Napa Valley Register – A “patient” named Hal has helped train some 450 nurses at Queen of the Valley Medical Center to fine-tune their stroke assessment skills. But Hal’s not human. He’s an advanced medical simulation mannequin. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, simulation training allows healthcare providers to apply theoretical knowledge in a controlled environment without risks to patients. “Simulation training supports our goal of providing patients with the highest quality of care,” said JoAnn Munski, nursing director of orthopedic, neuroscience, and rehabilitation services at the Queen. Many aspects of a real-life situation can be simulated, according to trainers Suzy Banuelos and Nancy Stump.
  • Tripler Army Medical Center Stays at Forefront of Technological Advancement From Hawaii Army Weekly – Doctors practice Laparoscopic surgery on a simulated pregnant patient in the Tripler Army Medical Center Simulation Center. The Simulation Center allows hospital staff the opportunity to hone their skills prior to a procedure in order to improve patient services. HONOLULU — Technological advancements have improved health care for years and the military Simulation (SIM) centers have strived to be at the forefront of that advance. That is why Tripler Army Medical Center recently received an upgrade to its SIM center by moving into its new facilities. This move quadrupled the workable space for the SIM center and provided the opportunity to train more staff members and obtain new equipment they didn’t have the space for prior to the move.
  • Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital Prepares Doctors to Save Lives From ABC News 13 – Chief of Service in Anesthesiology, Doctor B. Wycke Baker told ABC13 these simulations are allowing team members to train for situations they might have not experienced yet in real life. “There are certain scenarios that don’t happen very often because of low frequency. But when they happen they’re very high impact,” Baker said. “So we had to resuscitate mother and deliver baby rapidly. So my role in that was the anesthesiologist, assuming care of her resuscitation, and basic and advanced cardiac life support and resuscitate her baby as well.” After every simulation, the team goes over what worked and where improvements are needed. Arnold said, “The debriefing, it is critical for learning. We’re talking about the things that went well so they can continue to do them. Were also talking about the things that didn’t go well so they can learn things for improvement on future clinical cases.”
  • Medical Education Tech Abounds at New Facility for OSU Center for Health Sciences From Tusla World – Construction on the $45 million project in west Tulsa began in October 2015 and is expected to be finished in time for this year’s fall semester. The 84,000-square-foot Tandy Medical Building will include a hospital-simulation center to provide training for students in the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. The simulation center will include a fully operational emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, birthing suite and ambulance bay that will allow students to practice procedures and skills commonly used in hospitals throughout the country.

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How Health Sciences North Sim Lab is Fundraising for Their Program!

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Dr. Rob Anderson, left, medical lead of Health Sciences North Simulation Laboratory, introduces simulation technician Tyler Montroy at the launch of Health Sciences North Foundation Taste St. Beach Party fundraiser in Sudbury, Ont. on Wednesday February 22, 2017. Montroy wore a cut suit used in simulation training.

About the Program and the Fundraising Event:

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care committed a few years ago to provide 90 per cent of funding for a new centre where health professionals and students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine can take part in multidisciplinary simulation-based education and build on HSN’s work at the current simulation lab at the Sudbury Outpatient Centre on Regent Street.



“We’re able to create really realistic educational programs and now we have grown, year after year, to the point that we are busting at the seams,” Anderson said during a press conference at the sim lab on Wednesday. “We are a first-class educational institution, we are leaders in Northern Ontario with respect to simulation-based education, we do outstanding educational research and we’re actually booking time in our sim lab 18 months in advance and having to turn people down, which is great, considering we don’t even have a learners’ centre yet. When we have the learners’ centre, the lights will be on all the time and that’s the most important thing we can do.”

To make the new centre a reality, the HSN Foundation has committed to provide the other 10 per cent of the capital costs of the facility, as well as much of the equipment used to build the programs, with a total funding target of $5.4 million. Taste St. Beach Party will be a key fundraiser in helping the foundation meet that target. Held at the Caruso Club on March 31, the event is billed as “the first beach party of the year” and features hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, and other speciality food and drinks donated by supporters of the HSN Foundation, as well as an auction with items donated by artists, actors and other celebrities. All funds raised will support the building of the new learners’ centre and the purchase of teaching equipment.”

Read the Sudbury and the Sudbury Star to learn more!
Have you successfully held a fundraiser for your Simulation Program? Leave us a comment and tell us how!

Simulab Launches World’s First Transvenous Pacing Simulator | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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HealthySim was on hand at IMSH 2017 to interview Simulab about their new PacerMan — the world’s first high-fidelity simulator for immersive transvenous pacing from insertion to capture using your own equipment! Check out this 4-minute video about this innovative new product:

About PacerMan from Simulab



PacerMan exponentially improves your training. It’s the first and only high-fidelity simulator for immersive transvenous pacing—from needle insertion to capture using all the clinical equipment. The system offers a one of a kind opportunity to practice the entire procedure—including identifying intrinsic bradycardias, assessing intracardiac waveforms and manipulating output and rate with a pacing generator.

Simulab’s patented SimuSensor technology powers PacerMan, replicating a true clinical workflow by allowing the learner to use their own equipment to trigger patient responses on a simulated patient monitor. PacerMan can be set on Instructor Mode, with specifically chosen scenario parameters or randomized Student Mode. Both settings include options for multiple outcomes and offer hands-on learning anytime, anywhere. Investing in the PacerMan System is empowering. Clinicians can finally practice the whole emergent procedure in a safe, simulated setting —providing a new opportunity to improve patient outcomes and save lives.

“PacerMan is an outstanding resource for teaching transvenous pacer placement. There’s nothing else like it. We have now taught TVPacer placement to 150 physicians and have found it extremely valuable!” Jeffrey Tabas, MD Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine UCSF School of Medicine.

Learn more about PacerMan from Simulab!