Simulation Spotlight
Jun. 25, 2014

Patient safety: What's simulation certification got to do with it?
Simulation techniques that target medical errors and seek to provide continued improvement in the quality and safety of patient care are rapidly becoming the new go-to methods for professional healthcare education.More

SSH Sim Ops Pittsburgh schedule
7:30 Open Registration – Hilton Garden Inn
8-9 Breakfast with VendorsMore

Using simulation to foster patient-centred care
This article reports on a pilot study in which simulation was used in training for healthcare cadets to enhance their skills in essential patient care.More

With bleeding and wheezing mannequins, high-stress simulations give University of Miami medical students real-world experience
Miami Herald
Several University of Miami medical students crowd around the patient's bed, trying to pinpoint why he is having trouble breathing. As the students talk over each other as they delegate tasks, the stress level in the room rises. A loud beeping noise lets them know something has gone wrong with patient Murray Greenberg.More

Burgeoning opportunities in health gaming
As Games for Health organizer and Digitalmill co-founder Ben Sawyer pointed out at the 2014 Games for Health conference, health gaming had some big milestones in the past year — events that may not represent a breakthrough for the category but show it steadily building in importance.More

Blinn awarded Texas state grant for cutting-edge hospital simulation equipment
A grant from the Texas Comptroller worth almost $270,000 will help Blinn College expand its renowned simulation experience for tomorrow's nursing professionals. Blinn was awarded $269,320 from the state's Job Building Fund, which was designed by the Texas Legislature to fund training in high-demand occupations. The college is required to match 5 percent of the project.More

Simulated learning improving patient care
Medical professionals traditionally learn to save lives in actual life-and-death situations. While hands-on experiences is indispensable, medical educators say, just like pilots practice in simulators, so should doctors and nurses. Now, White Memorial Medical Center is using full-sized mannequins to put their staff to the test.More

Share your expertise
In an effort to enhance the overall content of Simulation Spotlight, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SSH, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.More