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January 29, 2021

What is Fidelity in Simulation?

As fidelity is an important concept in healthcare education, those new to the field often ask, “What is fidelity in simulation?” While fidelity in healthcare simulation can be defined as the degree of exactness with which a manikin or simulator represents a live patient or scenario, levels of fidelity vary depending on usage. Learners must [...]

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October 12, 2018

MedicFX Moulage Faces & More Add Realism To Existing Medical Simulators

At SimGHOSTS 2018 Australia we saw something new we hadn’t seen before in medical simulation: realistic face moulage masks for simulators from New Zealand based company “MEDICFX”. Headed up by Nicole Heydenrijk, the group provides medical simulation educational departments with realistic trauma, surgical, and simulation moulage solutions that can be incorporated with current simulation devices, [...]

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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.

How realistic [...]

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January 14, 2018

IMSH 2018 Starts with a Bang — SynDaver Acquires Lifecast Body Simulation

A HealthySimulation Launch Exclusive: IMSH 2018 Opens Now with already a huge bang — as SynDaver launched the show with the announcement of the acquisition of Lifecast Body Simulation — a company that is less than a year old! From the same team who brings us MDT Technologies, the unmatched realism of Lifecast Body Simulation [...]

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