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May 25, 2018

Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Hollywood & What It Teaches Simulation

Recently on WIRED, Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, took a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. While as Healthcare Professionals can enjoy the humor of such mistakes, as Simulationists we should stop and think.

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May 24, 2018

Innovative Trends: Introducing Pet Therapy Into Simulation

As people begin to rely on their pets and other animals as a means for coping strategies in the public we must ask ourselves how can healthcare workers be best prepared for these situations?  There is limited information on the use of pet therapy, service animals, and emotional support animals as part of simulation. However, [...]

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May 22, 2018

Healthcare Simulation Program Management Mind Map Provides Key Needs Breakdown

Today’s helpful resource for those administrating a Healthcare Simulation Program was submitted by Colette Foisy-Doll, Director of the Clinical Simulation Centre at MacEwan University in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. This visual outline of a ‘Healthcare Simulation Program Management Mind Map’ provides us a key breakdown of all the necessary components one must consider for developing or [...]

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May 11, 2018

University of Tennessee Opens New Health Science Building & Sim Center Just Before Hosting SimGHOSTS USA

The University of Tennessee has just officially opened the new $39.7 Million Health Science Center which is home to the new Center for Healthcare Improvement And Patient Simulation (CHIPS)! The 45,000-square-foot, world-class building at 26 South Dunlap is dedicated to education, research, and professional development of enhanced clinical skills using standardized patients (actors trained [...]

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