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Emergency Responders Participate in Large-Scale Event Simulation

Emergency Responders Participate in Large-Scale Event Simulation | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"...simulated a mass-casualty incident and challenged the participants to lead and manage the response"

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OB Emergency Simulations Help Nurses Stay Prepared

OB Emergency Simulations Help Nurses Stay Prepared | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"...birthing simulators to prepare its labor and delivery nurses for emergencies such as shoulder dystocia"

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Simulation Company Joins Research on Utility of Home Health Monitors

Simulation Company Joins Research on Utility of Home Health Monitors | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"Jump will conduct focus groups using its simulated single-bedroom home in the first stage. Doctors, nurses and home health care workers will give their impressions of how well the sensors work"

 
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Safety Simulation aims to make Event Safer for Participants

Safety Simulation aims to make Event Safer for Participants | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"...organiser of the event, conducted an hour-long drill comprising three different scenarios: Single-casualty, multiple-casualty and two-casualty sites"

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Robotic Simulation Olympics get Children Excited about Medicine

Robotic Simulation Olympics get Children Excited about Medicine | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"Children competed on the dual robotic console, as they were able to sit in a surgical cart, look through a stereoscopic viewer and use a control panel to maneuver the robotic operating arms to pick up different colored jacks and place them in the right colored petri dish"

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Life in the Emergency Department

Life in the Emergency Department | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"split second decisions can mean life or death".

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Life in a simulated emergency department... what is great is the journalist does give the distributed simulation  (where clinical experts - run scenarios remotely) some air time. Chris featured in the picture is the technical officer for Sydney Clinical Skills at Royal North Shore and sends all the kit via road freight out to rural and remote areas of New South Wales. Then they run and debrief the session from their control room in Sydney. 

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AR Brings Emotions on Mannequin to Life

AR Brings Emotions on Mannequin to Life | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Augmented reality is helping to add emotions to medical mannequins and make nurses' training more realistic"

 

Picture curated from: http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2013/jun/images/640_augmented-reality-nurses-cropped.jpg

Nicole Jones de Rooy's insight:

A couple of stories lately about AR layering.  I wonder if this in response to the simulator not providing the necessary fidelity in the first place and if for example, the original outlay of funds would have better spent on the simulated patients that showcase in the AR?   I think in health our requirement statements need to be aligned with our true training needs.  And realising recognition and management of a patient possibly need different modalities.

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Simulated Learning in Medical Education Improves Patient Care and Outcomes

"Outcomes include improved procedural and communication skills in both simulated settings and the bedside; reduction in complications; reduced hospital length of stay; fewer blood transfusions; fewer ICU admissions; improved quality of surgical care; reduced catheter-associated bloodstream infections; and reduced healthcare costs".

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First steps towards a computer simulation of the human body

First steps towards a computer simulation of the human body | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"The programme’s ultimate aim is to create an in silico, or computer simulated, replica of the human body that will allow the virtual testing of treatments on patients based on their own specific needs – potentially predicting future problems they may encounter or eliminating the need for invasive procedures".

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Vascular Simulation Research Reveals New Mechanism That Switches in Disease

Important revelations regarding endothelial cell behavior are emerging from vascular simulation research..."

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Non-technical skills in the operating room: How do Surgical Trainees skills rate?

Non-technical skills in the operating room: How do Surgical Trainees skills rate? | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Submitted by Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for SimulationWeek

Simulation, as a means of acquiring and maintaining competency skills, is playing an increasingly important role in surgical training programs around the world. Its use for training technical skills in surgery is gaining acceptance and recent studies have shown that this form of training can also be used for training non-technical skills for the operating room (OR).

 

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Research Audit and Academic Surgery Division, Specialist Training Program- Research group has recently completed data collection from forty Surgical Trainees and new Fellows who undertook simulated scenarios in the OR aimed at the development of non-technical skills.

 

The principal objectives were the development of non-technical skills competence and to investigate what factors influence the performance of Trainees in the simulated OR. Furthermore it aimed to evaluate the perception of Trainees self-efficacy in non-technical skills in the domains of Situation Awareness, Decision Making, Leadership, Communication and Teamwork.

 

One-on-one feedback was given and non-technical skills assessment used the NOTSS scoring system. Scenarios were recorded and used for assessment and debriefing purposes. Participants completed questionnaires to gather demographic data, their perceived self-efficacy and perceptions of training. Results are to be published soon.


Future work will focus on multi–disciplinary nontechnical skills training for OR teams.


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State’s First Mobile Simulation Lab

State’s First Mobile Simulation Lab | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

“I fully believe simulation medicine serves a critical role...It’s an essential component of this generation’s medical training”.

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Startup seeks to improve health care facility efficiencies using simulation software.

Startup seeks to improve health care facility efficiencies using simulation software. | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, many hospitals are trying to figure out how they're going to deal with a higher influx of patients.
Nicole Jones de Rooy's insight:

It is interesting to see here that a policy decision has led problems solvers (in this instance) to look around at what technology is available - to solve the complex efficiency problems to help make better decisions for the future workforce and patient flow.  It is well known that decisions are heavily based on intuition and sometimes to the neglect 'processing' - DSS fills this gap.  See Tsoukias. A., 2008 From decision theory to decision aiding methodology.  European Journal of Operational Research v187: p138-161.

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Simulations give UM Medical students Real-World Experience

Simulations give UM Medical students Real-World Experience | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A big aspect of the program is teaching future nurses and doctors how to communicate with each other.
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Doctors' training via virtual surgery wins research grant

Doctors' training via virtual surgery wins research grant | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it
New surgeons could soon be honing their skills with real-time simulators.

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Alex Wade's curator insight, July 2, 1:00 AM

What is interesting here is the future possibility of integrating robots into surgery, which has long been the dream of Ridley Scott and peers, but not realised in reality. 


The cues taken here can be seen from the aviation industry.  For all of their training, reflexes and ability, pilots in modern aircraft are more faciliators, or supervisors of technology: an integral part of a system to ensure safety and compliance.  We're a long way from that here, but perhaps with this research project at Cardiff University, we're one step closer to surgical automation/augmentation.

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Computer Simulation 'Integral' in the Diagnosis, Treatment, or Prevention

Computer Simulation 'Integral' in the Diagnosis, Treatment, or Prevention | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"...real-time computer simulations that show how the blood is flowing around the patient's brain...equipped with this information, they change course, and the patient survives"

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Data-Driven Simulation Model Helps Predict Hospital ED Interventions

A new study finds that emergency department and hospital managers could test potential improvements in patient flow by using data-driven simulation models. The researchers tested such models on academic and average hospital EDs.  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.

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We must use decision support systems and personal trained in its use and methodology to un-weave these complex environments.  The day of the project officer using pen and paper are long gone. 

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Two Hospitals Work together in Disaster Drill

Two Hospitals Work together in Disaster Drill | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"A mobile risk center,” with “situational awareness software,” had also been set up, basically, several computer screens that were tracking any crises in the surrounding area, plus a device that could take diverse radio systems and make them communicate with each other..."

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Google Glass handed out to medical students

Google Glass handed out to medical students | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it
The California school thinks the device will help students with anatomy, clinical skills, and hospital rotations.

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Anne Bartlett-Bragg's curator insight, May 18, 5:24 PM

Great initiative at UC Irvine medical school - exploring the use of Google Glass in medical education!

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Launch of the World's first 3D Simulation Model of Human Heart

"...the "Living Heart Project" will launch the next frontier in diagnosing, treating and preventing heart conditions through personalized, 3D virtual models"

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"I am not sure of the cost implications of a personalized 3D heart for a patient and future health expenditure overall is, but I wonder if the costs downstream are reduced from possible complications that are picked up from this modelling exercise and the fact that clinicians can practice beforehand?

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Lifelong Learning for Best Patient Care

"I think simulation is the way of the future," Klebeck said. Finding opportunities to provide hands-on clinical experience, especially for nursing students, can be difficult. Simulation allows them to practice real-life situations in a safe environment. "Our tech-savvy students are gobbling it up."

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Simulations Offer Students Real Lessons in Saving Lives

Simulations Offer Students Real Lessons in Saving Lives | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"The survey found that schools frequently use simulation to introduce students to medicine; teach diagnosis skills; and demonstrate obstetrical-gynecological and emergency medicine techniques".

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Med Students "Surprised" by Active Shooter Drill

Med Students "Surprised" by Active Shooter Drill | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Students were surprised when a pretend gunman "opened fire" on three victims traveling in a car, escaped and "fired gunshots" into a busy emergency room.
Nicole Jones de Rooy's insight:

I tend side with the medical student who said, "I got down, I didn't want to be shot"  as the best excuse for non-activity in a scenario that I've heard.  

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Experience Next to Real

Experience Next to Real | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"...the three levels of simulation technology offer learning and research opportunities in nonmedical fields, including the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and engineering".

Nicole Jones de Rooy's insight:

It will be interesting to see if this interprofessional immersive center actually share simulation methodology and cross pollination occurs, there could be some really interesting outcomes with the listed disciplines.

 

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GO ‘BEHIND THE GLASS’ WITH MEDICAL SIMULATIONS

GO ‘BEHIND THE GLASS’ WITH MEDICAL SIMULATIONS | Simulated Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (SCSSC), on level 6  of the Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards is open to the public this Tuesday!


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Nicole Jones de Rooy's insight:

What a fabulous opportunity for the public and media to participate in for SimulationWeek!  For more information see the SimulationWeek website at www.simulationweek.com

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Simulation Week's curator insight, April 29, 10:20 PM

The Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre is opening its doors to the public for the first time to showcase how our doctors, nurses and health professionals are trained using simulation technology.


During Simulation Week, on Tuesday 6 May (10am-3pm), the local community will be able visit the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (SCSSC), on level 6  of the Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, and see what happens ‘behind the glass’ when training health professionals in challenging medical situations.


Visitors to the SCSSC will be able to perform medical procedures such as video-laryngoscopy, and get hands on with simulation mannequins Simon and baby Zara.