Simulation Spotlight
Jun. 18, 2014

Computer simulation could become 'integral' in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease by the end of the century
The Independent
A patient is rushed to hospital after suffering a severe stroke. Immediate action is needed to return blood to the affected part of their brain; without this they may suffer brain damage or die. Poised to begin surgery, doctors are warned by real-time computer simulations that show how the blood is flowing around the patient's brain that the consequences of their actions could be dire. Equipped with this information, they change course, and the patient survives.More

AETC office supports AF medical training mission
U.S. Air Force
Medical education in the Air Force experienced a transformation six years ago with the establishment of Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation Training, or AFMMAST. Based at the Air Education and Training Command, the AFMMAST central program office, or CPO, is the hub of that initiative.More

UCF pledges $10 million to research center in Osceola County
Orlando Sentinel
The University of Central Florida and Osceola County struck a preliminary deal to build a $61 million "smart sensors" research center that could lead to the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs. The sensors are cutting-edge technology used in automobiles, medical devices, home appliances and smartphones.More

Horry County, South Carolina, first responders perform simulation on Bird Island
Bird Island, a popular boating spot not far from Little River, raised concerns among first responders. Horry County Fire Rescue said it's a place where many jet ski and boating accidents happen. That's why rescue teams took part in a real-life simulation to improve on emergency response times in the area.More

Robotic Simulation Olympics get children excited about medicine, technology
Lehigh Valley Live
The Lehigh Valley Health Network is looking for America's next top doctor. You didn't have to go to medical school to compete in the Lehigh Valley Health Network's fourth and final qualifying round of the third annual Robotic Simulation Olympics at the Da Vinci Science Center. Close to 30 participants from two different age classes competed in the event.More

Teaching geriatric care to a new generation
The Inquirer
George Palo is 90. He's repeating himself quite a bit these days and he's just had to downsize to a retirement community. He really misses his late wife. Soon, he will also miss his beloved dog, Max. This last bit of news caused a roomful of nurse educators to moan a sad, sympathetic, "Ohhhh" at a meeting last week at the Independence Blue Cross building in Center City, Pennsylvania. George is a fictional character, created along with two others to help nurses in training understand dementia and its traveling companions among the elderly: depression and delirium.More

Israel, Netherlands going Dutch on high-tech
Start-Up Israel
Israel and the Netherlands are pushing for greater collaboration between themselves in medical and scientific research in an effort to combine Dutch financial resources with Israeli know-how. Under the title of "Healthcare Innovation Day, The Netherlands – Israel," held in Amsterdam, dozens of Israeli companies had a chance to impress Dutch business interests hoping to tap into Israeli brainpower.More