Latest Healthcare Simulation News Articles From Around the World!

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Here’s the latest recap of healthcare simulation topics found from the global news stream:

Special Operations Medics Refine Tactical Combat Casualty CareAs a 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) battalion surgeon, Maj. Hunter Winegarner assists in the planning and execution of medical training across the Group. On April 6th, Winegarner led a group of medics through some of the most realistic training Fort Carson has to offer. To help close that gap as much as possible, Group medics use the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) to provide realistic scenarios that they can work through. The MSTC provides training aids that simulate casualties who can bleed from their extremities, have difficulty breathing, and have eyes that are unresponsive to light.


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WSU Provides Simulated Training to Enhance Medical Education Program: In August, Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will debut its medical education program, which leads to a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. The program will welcome 60 students to its charter class. “By integrating clinical, simulation, and case-based learning experiences, the College prepares graduates to lead health care teams,” says Dr. Ann Poznanski, pathologist and Associate Dean for Curriculum. “They learn to coordinate resources in new ways to improve patient care and the health of their communities.”


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New Medical Simulation Programs Get Covered in the News

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Here are recap of recent news updates covering some new simulation programs across the United States and the UK:

  • Parkview Introduces Mobile Medical Simulation LabThanks to the Wabash Fire Department, which donated the ambulance late last year after upgrading its fleet, the ambulance will serve as a mobile simulation lab to provide a more realistic training experience to community hospitals and first responders. “The mobile lab will operate just as a lab in the Mirro Center would, and just as importantly, it gives us the mobility to take our training to other Parkview facilities and beyond,” said Rebecca Jensen, simulation lab manager, Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation. “When we conduct off-site training, we often have to bring a lot of equipment along with us, in addition to large mannequins. We now have room to easily transport all our equipment, and we are extremely grateful to the Wabash Fire Department for giving us that flexibility.”
  • NOLA’s LSU Med Students Learn How to Save Your LifeWe can put the students into a situation where they can make mistakes, and we have people there who can correct them in their techniques and procedures,” said Dr. Richard DiCarlo, associate dean for undergraduate education. DiCarlo was largely responsible for integrating simulation into the School of Medicine’s curriculum. The technology allows students to engage in hands-on learning before they might be fully equipped to touch a living patient. In their first two years at LSU, each of the 200 medical students per class interact with the simulators on numerous occasions to learn 40 different procedural skills.

  • USC Students get Real-world Medical Experience with ‘Sim Man’The patient presented all of the usual symptoms of a heart attack for a 50-year-old male with shortness of breath, excruciating pain and the feeling of a heavy weight crushing his chest. But Denny, lying on a gurney at the front of a classroom in Upper St. Clair High School, was never in any real danger. The high-fidelity human simulator mannequin is designed to teach the students of Laura Marks’ honors organic chemistry class about the role of a pharmacist in an emergency.

  • Robot Patients Help Guide Youngsters Into Medical CareersStudents considering careers in medicine have been given an invaluable insight into life in a hospital with the help of robotic “patients”. The youngsters from schools and colleges throughout County Durham and Darlington spent the day in a purpose-built training ward at Bishop Auckland General Hospital, discussing their ambitions with doctors and careers advisers. They even had the chance to practice on life-sized talking mannequins in the hospital’s pioneering clinical simulation centre.

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7 Recent Medical Simulation News Articles

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Here’s a collage of medical simulation news articles from around the world from the past month! Looking to secure press for your simulation program? Read our tutorial here on “Start the Presses – How to Get Media Attention to Your Sim Program“.

7 Latest Medical Simulation News Articles:

From Blinks to Births, Health Simulators Get RealThe 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 professionalsMedical 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.

Chennai: Surgical training just got sharper with mannequin that develops ‘complications’ETHealthworld

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.

Virtual reality’s promise, risk loom large for health researchersUSA Today

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 trainingLocal 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 programCreightonian 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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9 Articles Highlighting the Expansion of Medical Simulation

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Today, nine articles highlighting the continued expansion of simulation in healthcare from around the world. Learn how simulation continues to innovate healthcare education and training:

  1. Modernizing Combat Medical Training to Provide American Troops With the Best Care Possible

  2. Simulation Promises Longer Life from Hip Replacements

  3. Learning To Respect A Patient’s Wishes At The End Of Life

  4. Patient Safety Simulation Targets ED Miscommunication

  5. ‘Cut suits’ add realism to trauma training

  6. Cardiac side effects caused by drugs can be predicted using a simulated heart model

  7. Computer simulation accurately replicated real-life trauma outcomes

  8. Nursing simulation center sign of progress

  9. Columbia University School of Nursing To Build New Simulation Center

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Simulation Programs Continue to Gain Regional News Attention

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From time to time we like to share the latest updates regarding new simulation centers and local news coverage of expanding healthcare simulation programs. Here’s a look at a handful of the latest stories that cover medical simulation programs popping up around the world:

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Healthcare Simulation News From Around the World

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Have you noticed that medical simulation continues to gain more and more news coverage around the world? It seems like everywhere I look there is another local or national news story about clinical simulation changing the way healthcare educates. Here’s just a few of the recent articles that demonstrate simulation is on the rise!

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