April 29, 2022By Lance Baily

Latest Clinical Simulation News From Around the World | April 2022

Helping healthcare simulation educators, administrators, and learners to stay up-to-date on industry topics, HealthySimulation.com finds and shares relevant news and information from around the world. This news includes medical simulation innovations, center development, products, vendor information, research, and more. Together, these industry updates help paint pictures of where the healthcare simulation industry is presently, and where the industry is headed as the scope of clinical simulation practice expands. Below are some of the world’s latest clinical simulation updates as of April 2022.

2022 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

The 2022 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit (WPSSTS) will take place from April 29 to April 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT. The event is co-convened by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, the International Society for Quality in Health Care, and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, and will celebrate the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s first 10 years of achievements. The 2022 WPSSTS will confront leading patient safety issues with actionable ideas and innovations to transform the continuum of care by dramatically improving patient safety and eliminating preventable patient harm and death.

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Nasco Healthcare Announces New President

This year, Nasco Healthcare announce the promotion of Hugo Azevedo to President of the company Azevedo is responsible for driving growth and supporting transformational initiatives globally. Since 2016, Hugo, as the Senior Vice President, Innovation and Corporate Business Development here at Nasco Healthcare, has been instrumental in the design, development, and go-to-market strategy of three major products in the medical simulation marketplace. Most recently, he was the backbone behind the global strategic partnership agreement with SKILLQUBE GmbH to bring the most realistic patient monitoring and medical device emulation solutions to the marketplace.

Clinician of the Future: A 2022 Report

In this article, Elsevier Health’s global report reveals clinicians’ pain points, predictions for the future and how the industry can come together to address gaps. To develop this Clinician of the Future report, Elsevier engaged with nearly 3,000 clinicians from 111 countries to ask what healthcare will look like in 10 years’ time — and how the company can work to address the challenges to come. Elsevier wants to understand the drivers of change and what the next decade holds for clinicians to ensure the company can all be ready to support them.

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2022 S3 Conference Focuses on “Transforming the Healthcare Simulation Spectrum: Now, Next and Beyond”

The S3 Conference, Asia’s leading healthcare simulation conference that gathers the brightest minds and ideas in healthcare simulation, returns from October 19 to 21, 2022 in Academia, Singapore. The conference is a tripartite healthcare simulation event organized by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS), in partnership with two renowned international healthcare simulation bodies – Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) and The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS). With the theme “Transforming the Healthcare Simulation Spectrum: Now, Next and Beyond,” the conference will showcase the transformation of healthcare simulation and harness the latest technologies and techniques to propel patient care standards to new heights.

RespiPro: The Next Generation Solution for Ventilation Training

IngMar Medical’s RespiPro solution provides everything educators need for effective ventilation training through experiential learning that makes learners unequivocally competent to provide the best patient outcomes. The healthcare simulation product allows for effective simulation-based experiences with high physical, conceptual and psychological fidelity. Further, RespiPro provokes realistic interactions between the simulated patient’s respiratory mechanics and the full scope of real ventilation devices.

Australian Navy Commits $5.1m to Advancing Training

According to a Deakin University press release, a new $5.13 million investment has been awarded to Deakin’s Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) to help boost augmented and virtual firefighting systems research. The university shares that researchers will now work towards advancing the immersive haptically-enabled firefighting training system that combines augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) and artificial intelligence (AI).

UbiSim Prepares Nurse Learners for the Next Generation NCLEX

With an expected rollout in Spring 2023, the new Next Generation NCLEX is all about clinical judgment. Clinical judgment is an iterative process where nurses observe and assess clinical situations, prioritize client needs, and generate evidence-based solutions for safe client care. All UbiSim scenarios are built upon the CJMM. During the scenario design process, the company’s nurse educators align the needs assessment with Layer 3 of the CJMM. This ensures that learners have an opportunity to perform all steps of the clinical judgment process, from recognizing cues to evaluating outcomes.

iEXCEL Digital Pulse Updates

iEXCEL hosted Susvimo Surgical Excellence Day led by Dr. Steven Yeh, in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology and Truhlsen Eye Institute. This multi-partner simulation was tailored for ophthalmologists and retina specialists. Attendees from Nebraska and neighboring states advanced their skills in treating age-related macular degeneration using Virtual Reality experiences, peer-led didactics, and “hands-on” surgical experiences. Additionally, iEXCEL collaborated with the UNMC Student Interprofessional Society to create simulation scenarios and a hybrid online/in-person seminar discussing racial bias in health care. To highlight training capabilities in the center, the iEXCEL Student Society hosted a virtual tour of the Davis Global Center’s visualization technologies.

Simulation Professional Development Virtual Forum

Simulation is a contemporary approach to healthcare education to improve patient safety, promote nursing excellence in clinical practice, and enhance patient outcomes. This Forum will take place virtually on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. EST (Ontario/Quebec). The event will highlight an introduction to the most current International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice, provide an in-depth review of the core four Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice, and conclude with virtual simulation teaching and learning nuances, faculty development tool kit overview, and introduce the Standards Endorsement Program.

ASU Mayo Simulation Study AAPA Indianapolis

An ASU-Mayo Clinic study team is calling for participation in a clinical simulation study, which would involve conducting three standardized patient evaluations followed by three vignettes and a short survey. Participation would help the team become better equipped to inform healthcare delivery practices around the globe. Participants in the study are required to be a Physician (MD or DO), Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant actively practicing in Family Practice/Medicine or Internal Medicine, hold the appropriate license/recognition from your state board, at least 18 years of age, and can attend an experimental session at one of the following conference sites. They typically have available sessions approximately every 40 minutes starting at 8 a.m.

Principles of simulation and their role in enhancing cataract surgery training

Healthcare simulation is a valuable tool in cataract surgery training. This article explores the role of simulation in cataract surgery training, the educational theory underpinning simulation-based scenarios, and perceived barriers to implementation. Ultimately, the article stresses that, with investment, cultural change, and improved understanding of adult learning theories, simulation has the potential to enhance cataract surgery training, improve patient safety and maximize visual outcomes.

Upcoming CAMES Surgical Simulation Masterclass

The Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES) Surgical Simulation Masterclass is a five-day intensive course being held from August 22 to 26, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The course is designed to teach medical educators and leaders how to develop, implement and run evidence-based simulation-based training programs following a structured approach. The full week consists of interactive lectures, workshops, group presentations, and hands-on training led by CAMES’ consultant doctors and top researchers from different specialties who not only teach but also share their experiences throughout the years, including successes and the lessons learned.

Actions to Reduce Medical Errors in U.S. Hospitals

According to an article published by the Harvard Business Review, there are four measures that would fix the deficiencies in safety at U.S. hospitals. The publication reports these as being to make patient and staff safety a top priority, to make patient and staff safety a top priority, to create a national reporting mechanism, and to turn on EHR’s machine-learning systems. This article explains why and how each of these measures would work to fix these deficiencies.

Hyper-Realistic Neck and Airway Model Helps Train Learners on Complex Open Airway Surgeries

Having an anatomical model of the neck and airway that looks and feels realistic is key for learning percutaneous and surgical procedures of the airway. As most clinical simulation models on the market consisted of a crude hole in a tube without anatomical layers, Dr. Evan Propst, a pediatric airway surgeon at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, embarked on creating a hyper-realistic neck and airway model. His experience teaching airway surgery on patients, human cadavers, and live animals convinced him of the benefits of creating a realistic, fully synthetic model.

By combining scans of live and cadaveric tissue, a neck and airway model was created that looked, felt, and behaved like real tissue. Colors were matched to live tissue using the Pantone Color Matching System, and synthetic “tissues” were created to have the same suture pull-through and scalpel dissection strength as real tissue. The model is intricate enough to perform complex open airway surgeries but simple enough to perform cricothyroidotomy, percutaneous tracheotomy, or slash tracheotomy.

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