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February 15, 2021

How Healthcare Simulation Can Learn From the Aviation Industry’s ‘Black Box’

While the healthcare simulation industry continues to push for improved training and patient safety measures, more comprehensive video recording is in need of increased adoption. Much like in the aviation industry, where a “black box” is used, clinical simulation educators and administrators must find new ways to not only record all medical simulation experiences, but [...]

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February 6, 2019

TEDx Talk By SIMCharacters Founder Dr. Jens Schwindt Asks “How Safe is Medicine?”

Modern medicine is amazing but has become extremely complex. So complex, that healthcare professionals face situations they are not always able to deal with. So what does it take to be good at something in which failure is so easy, so effortless? Dr. Jens Schwindt is an experienced neonatologist and Founder of SIMCharacters, a Vienna-based [...]

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July 11, 2017

Air Canada Almost in Deadliest Accident in Aviation History — CRM Training Saves Countless Lives

Yesterday in San Francisco (July 10, 2017), Mercury News reporter MATTHIAS GAFNI wrote how Air Canada pilots almost landed an Airbus 320 onto the jetway where four other planes were waiting to take off. The incident provides a strong example of why Crew Resource Management (CRM) communication protocols allowed for everyone involved to create [...]

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October 20, 2016

Aviation’s Black Boxes Are Coming to Healthcare Training

This summer I was thrilled to provide the SESAM closing plenary address where I shared the past, present and future of healthcare simulation — and made direct calls for healthcare to integrate a “blackbox” into healthcare. The argument is simple: recording devices have been successfully improving aviation training and performance outcomes since the 1970s — and in [...]

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