Simulation Spotlight
Jul. 16, 2014

On Being Present, Not Perfect | Elaine Meyer | TEDxLongwood
TEDx Talks via YouTube
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Elaine Meyer is on a mission to change the world one conversation at a time. In her intimate talk, Meyer draws on both professional and personal experience to illustrate the profound gaps in healthcare communication and how to close them.More

RIMPAC sets the scene for HA/DR
Navy News Service
U.S. 3rd Fleet conducted a two-day scene setter at Pearl Harbor for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenario of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 July 5-6. More

Chicago firm to build Orlando veterans medical simulation complex
Orlando Sentinel
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a Chicago-based construction company a $20 million contract to build the veterans' medical simulation training center at Lake Nona, the agency said. Archer Western/DeMaria Joint Venture VIII of Chicago was tapped to build the 53,000-square-foot SimLEARN National Simulation Center on the campus of the new Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona. The new Orlando VA hospital in the Medical City area is scheduled to be finished by year's end and available for patients by mid-2015.More

Medical center makes training advances: 'When the mission is patients first, you don't try first on patients'
It's a new approach to medical training: A special high-tech center where doctors from around the region can learn new skills or improve their technique without touching an actual patient. Clinical simulation is sweeping the country. In the D.C. area, the MedStar Simulation Training and Education Lab (SITEL) has become a go-to spot for doctors and nurses seeking special training in areas from trauma care to gynecology.More

Healthcare technology and Internet trends for 2014
Whether you're a health insurance professional, entrepreneur, small-business owner, or healthcare industry professional, trends in technology affect how we do business and how we reach our customer base. So, what are the big healthcare technology trends for 2014?More

Hospital staff simulate emergencies with lifelike dolls
The Fresno Bee
Nurses at Mercy Medical Center rushed to the aid of a man who seemed to have stopped breathing. At first glance, the patient looked like an adult male in his mid-30s, but with a closer look one would realize that the man was not real, but was in fact a very lifelike simulation doll.More

Physician stresses simulation to avert harm to real patients
General Surgery News
As a young combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force, Amitai Ziv practiced on a simulator for every nightmare scenario his trainers could come up with: ejecting from airplanes, landing planes overcome with flames, managing all sorts of equipment malfunctions. When he started medical school after leaving the air force, he was astonished that medical trainees honed their skills not on simulators, but on real patients.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

Hundreds learn mental health first aid at citywide training events
At the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, Eyvette Carter struggled to carry on a basic conversation with her husband, Warren. She was distracted in no small part by Karl Chaney whispering in her ear. "Don't trust him. Is he looking at you? Why would he want to talk to you?" Chaney said. The group was taking part in an auditory hallucination simulation, designed to demonstrate the experience of a psychotic episode.More

High school students learning how big data is transforming healthcare
University of Buffalo
Roughly a dozen high school students have been getting a crash course on how the information age is improving healthcare and helping Buffalo develop a world-class medical corridor. The students are taking part in the University of Buffalo's Eric Pitman Annual Summer Workshop in Computational Science, a two-week-long program that introduces high school science students to the use of computer modeling and simulation to solve science and engineering problems.More

Physicians find innovative uses for Google Glass
Physicians who are proponents of Google Glass in healthcare are ever coming up with new uses for the device. Surgeons use Glass to broadcast procedures using Google Hangout, a California-based startup is piloting a HIPAA-compliant platform for streaming audio and video, and now the device is going to be used in medical education.More