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January 19, 2018

Simulation Solutions for Low Resource Settings From EM Sim Case Library

A new update from our friends at the EM Sim Cases Library website, covering “Simulation Solutions for Low Resource Settings”, written by a PGY 4 in Emergency Medicine at The University of Toronto. This article provides us a good insight on what medical learners consider to be “great sim” without the high tech, suggesting “The local [...]

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December 18, 2017

ED Docs Who Play ‘Night Shift’ Video Game Perform Better at Triage

The reality of video games is that when specifically designed, they DO improve skillsets of the gamer involved. Hand eye coordination, critical thinking, prioritization, logistics, pathfinding, and general strategy optimization are all inherent within the medium, providing so many benefits similar to the “games” we play in healthcare simulation.

So how could a video game diminish [...]

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August 9, 2016

Homeland Security Simulation Center Offers Realistic Training for Disaster Preparedness

Utilizing a newly designed self-built simulator, Concordia’s Center for Homeland Security Studies, provides students with a way to learn disaster response scenarios. Learners deal with real world changing environment which includes traffic, wind conditions, fire movement and more.

Excerpt from Disaster Management:

The simulation center, part of Concordia’s Center for Homeland Security Studies, offers specific training on [...]

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June 17, 2015

Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) About to Launch First US Based Conference

Several simulation champions have recommended to me to spread the word about the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) Conference, which is having its first international event in Chicago June 23-26, after crossing the Pacific Ocean from Australia. Unfortunately I cannot attend this year as SimGHOSTS Australia occurs on the same dates in [...]

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