Simulation Spotlight
Oct. 9, 2013

2013 SSH Accreditation Webinars
The free accreditation webinar series is designed to provide information on the SSH accreditation standards, application processes and in-depth focused area review. The webinar series is a valuable opportunity for simulation programs at any level. New and emerging programs, developed programs and accredited programs will benefit from the education provided by one of our experts. Register today!More

Vote today
As a member of SSH you have the opportunity to vote for the 2014 Board of Directors. You may vote for the president-elect, the treasurer and an at-large director. The deadline for voting is Nov. 6, 11:59 p.m. CDT. More

Sim Ops Symposium
Jan. 25, 2014
If you are one of the growing number of simulation operations professionals working to support healthcare education in a simulated learning environment, you won't want to miss Sim Ops 2014! The Society for Simulation in Healthcare is assembling a comprehensive educational program dedicated to professionals working in simulation operations. Join us in beautiful San Francisco immediately before IMSH to learn from the experts and build your professional networks in this rapidly growing specialty area within healthcare simulation.More

Supercomputers used in 10-year project to model brain
Top Tech News
How can you build a brain? The $1.6 billion Human Brain Project in Europe, being billed as the most ambitious neuroscience effort ever, intends to find out. Six research platforms are planned in the Human Brain Project, covering neuroinformatics, brain simulation, high-performance computing, medical informatics, neuromorphic computing and neurorobotics. In 2016, the platforms will become available to the project's scientists and others, and its resources will made available on a competitive basis.More

Valerie Howard named acting dean of the Robert Morris University School of Nursing
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Valerie Howard was named acting dean of the Robert Morris University School of Nursing, replacing the school's founder, Lynda Davidson. Howard pioneered the use of simulation training for nurses and healthcare workers and helped found the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education Center at RMU.More

Virtual simulation training system to help home health workers respond to risks
As the population ages, the need for professional caregivers to provide in-home services for ill and disabled patients is increasing. As a workplace, patient homes may present more challenges than other healthcare settings because they can harbor hazards such as tobacco smoke, cluttered hallways and rooms, inaccessible bathrooms, rodents, bugs and more. Thanks to a three-year, $870,000 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Louisville School of Nursing Shirley B. Powers Endowed Chair in Nursing, Barbara Polivka, Ph.D., RN, and researchers from The Ohio State University will develop and test a virtual simulation training system to help home health workers recognize, assess and respond to risks.More

$400,000 in anonymous donations will build high-tech nursing lab at University of Arkansas at Monticello
The University of Arkansas at Monticello will soon have a simulation laboratory for its nursing students equal to any in the state, thanks to $400,000 in anonymous donations. The announcement was made by UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter, who called the new facility "essential to our commitment to making our School of Nursing a leader in nursing education, not just in Arkansas, but in the nation." Lassiter praised Linda Yeiser, vice chancellor for advancement and university relations, for securing the funding for the laboratory. "Mrs. Yeiser has been in her current position for less than a month and has already made a significant impact on the institution," said Lassiter. "This donation will be very beneficial to nursing education in the state and will provide opportunities for continuing education for practicing nurses."More

Clinical trials: What you don't know can hurt you
Since the mid-twentieth century, clinical trials employing human volunteers have drastically altered the landscape of modern medicine, improving our collective understanding of a disease or medical problem. Insights from these studies have helped doctors virtually eliminate devastating epidemics of the not-so-distant past, including smallpox and polio. Clinical trials have also helped transform acutely fatal conditions like HIV/AIDS into manageable diseases.More