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[Video] Inside the Father Muller Healthcare Simulation Centre

Committed to evidence-based simulation training with supervised instruction, the Father Muller Simulation and Skills Centre in Mangalore/Mangaluru India is dedicated to patient safety.                      The Father Muller Simulation...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
April 25, 2016
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Dr. Atul Gawande Speaks Up for Surgical Checklists & Patient Safety

Health care professionals are at risk for committing errors in patient treatment every single day. The good news is that many of these risks can be considerably reduced with the aid of surgical checklists.           ...

 

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April 20, 2016
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Blue Phantom’s Durability is Validated by a Govt-Supported Study

Blue Phantom offers cost effective, resilient, and durable ultrasound-guided needle insertion training models of the highest quality.  We invite you to learn more and discover the advantages for yourself.                   ...

 

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April 15, 2016
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HPSN UK 2016 | Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health at Oxford Brookes University

2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health conference. To celebrate, we're holding this brilliant meeting at Oxford Brookes University (at the Marston, Oxford campus), which itself is commemorating 125 years of nursing education! ...

 

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April 05, 2016
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Gender Inhibition in CPR Simulation Poses Health Risk to Women: STUDY

Both sexes may be equally at risk for cardiac arrest. But gender bias in CPR could have an adverse impact on the resuscitation of women. Like This Post? Share it!                  ...

 

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March 28, 2016
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What Can Healthcare Education Learn from Pilot Safety Training?

What does an airplane crash have to do with patient safety in hospitals? Like This Post? Share it!                          On average, worldwide airline-related fatalities have reportedly...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 23, 2016
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Is Healthcare Simulation a Viable Tool for Surgical Airway Training?

Healthcare simulation may be an effective educational tool for acquiring difficult airway management skills, and has been shown to be more than adequate as an adjunct to traditional training in emergency airway surgeries.         ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 18, 2016
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Simulation & Gaming | ASA, CAE Healthcare Collaborate in Anesthesiology Training

CAE Healthcare partners with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to shape the future of simulation-based anesthesiology training in a virtual reality/gaming-style online learning environment.                    CHICAGO, USA...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 15, 2016
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CAE Apollo: New Face, New Name, Same High Quality Simulation

There's a new adult patient simulator in town and he's setting a new standard in ultra-realistic, high fidelity healthcare training. His name is Apollo, but you might know him better as METIman. Click Here to Attend the Next...

 

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March 08, 2016
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Chicago’s Malcolm X College Gets New Healthcare Simulation Facility

State-of-the-art healthcare simulation comes to Chicago's Malcolm X College.                    Located on Chicago's Near West Side, the Malcolm X Trauma Simulation Lab (housed within the newly...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 22, 2016
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HPSN World 2016 in Review: Keynotes, Mass Casualty Drill and More!

A brief look back at HPSN World 2016 -- the year's most anticipated Human Patient Simulation Network gathering.                                          ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 19, 2016
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5 New, Amazing Simulation Products from CAE Healthcare

CAE Healthcare is excited to announce the release of new products and advancements throughout our entire portfolio, including patient and ultrasound simulation, audiovisual solutions and surgical simulators.               Read below...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 03, 2016
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Arab Health 2016 | Informing the World, Transforming Healthcare

The 2016 Arab Health Exhibition and Congress held its 41st trade show event (January 25 - 28) at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. With more than 4,000 companies and over 130,000 healthcare entities representing 160-plus countries, the congress had its largest and most...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 27, 2016
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Collin College’s New Health Sciences Building Expands Simulation Training

In late January 2016, Collin College held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new health science center -- "The Cary A. Israel Health Science Center" -- named after the college's second president who held the office for more than 15 years...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 20, 2016
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Announcing Athena by CAE Healthcare | The Goddess of Female Simulators

CAE Healthcare Introduces Athena: The Goddess of Female Patient Simulators.               Athena™ is CAE Healthcare's revolutionary female patient simulator. Wireless and tetherless, Athena is fully integrated with advanced...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 19, 2016
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How LearningSpace Intuity Improves Sim Center Management

CAE Healthcare released LearningSpace Intuity™ on the eve of the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) and realized a fully reimagined audiovisual solution for streamlined management of healthcare simulation centers and training programs.           ...

 

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January 15, 2016
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You Gotta See CAE Healthcare at IMSH 2016 !

The 16th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare ( IMSH ) is right around the corner (January 16 - 20, 2016, San Diego, CA). Join CAE Healthcare at the IMSH conference and/or on social media (#IMSH2016) to discover, share and lead in expanding...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 11, 2016
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Health IT News: Simulation training with a real EHR system

MedAffinity EHR for Education is the exclusive health IT/EHR software integrated with CAE Healthcare's LearningSpace simulation center management system incorporating audiovisual recording of simulations for debrief, learner assessment, scheduling, reporting and asset management.      ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 07, 2016
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3 Validating Benefits of Simulation Training in Obstetrical Ultrasound

Skilled obstetric ultrasound technicians are in high demand these days. From the doctor's office and the labor ward, to the delivery room and the unforeseen emergency, the need for highly trained ultrasonographers has never been greater.       ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 04, 2016
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Get Excited! CAE Vïvo Will Amaze You in 2016

CAE Vïvo is a revolutionary way to operate a patient simulator. Vïvo is hand-held, tablet-based software that gives simulation facilitators the optional power to either create evidence-based scenarios, or operate their simulators on the fly. And,...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
December 28, 2015
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Justify Your Trip to HPSN World 2016 - Letter Download

Do you want to attend the 2016 Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN World 2016) but need approval from your medical organization, educational institution, or clinical training program manager? CAE Healthcare can help with this downloadable letter to justify your trip!   ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
December 21, 2015
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Two Videos You Absolutely Must Watch from MEDICA 2015

At the 3rd International Conference on Emergency, Disaster and Military Medicine (DiMiMed, at MEDICA, on November 17-19 in Düsseldorf, Germany), CAE Healthcare hosted a two-hour simulation track, with a live demonstration of an extremely topical and...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
December 16, 2015
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SOMA 2015: Improving Combat Survival by Improving Medical Training

CAE Healthcare exhibited a selection of products from its simulation training solutions portfolio at the 2015 symposium of the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) in San Marcos, Texas.  In so doing, CAE Healthcare showcased exciting innovations in simulation-based trauma care...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
December 13, 2015
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VirtaMed & Blue Phantom at Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting

From December 7 through December 11, CAE Healthcare exhibited at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting (SOMOS) in St Petersburg, Florida. Among the sights and products at the meeting were the VirtaMed ArthroS™ virtual...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
December 07, 2015
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[Video] Simulation Training for MSKU Guided Knee Joint Injections

Watch this amazing video, presented by CAE Healthcare & Blue Phantom, presenting the world's first musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKU) simulation training model for joint injections of the knee.                      ...

 

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December 02, 2015
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Air Methods Paramedic Interview: High-Flying Simulation Training

From L.A. to Arizona, and many places in between, flight paramedic Andrew Merrill has experienced a lot. Here, he shares just a bit about how simulation training fits into his professional life.              ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
November 18, 2015
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The CAE Cup is Back at HPSN World & Your Team is Invited to Compete

EMS , EMT, Paramedic Rescue Teams: Bring Your "A" Game to HPSN World 2016!                                                    Back...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
November 16, 2015
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Medication Errors Occur in 50% of Surgeries. Can Simulation Training Help?

A recent study (the first study of its kind) measuring the incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events during the perioperative period found that some sort of mistake or adverse event occurred in 1 in 20 perioperative...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
November 01, 2015
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CAE Healthcare Offers Free Simulation Training for Life™

Get free Training for Life™ with a CAE Healthcare service and maintenance agreement; a benefit that is unique in the medical simulation industry.  CAE Healthcare clinical educators and technicians have developed first-class simulation training courses based on their...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
October 30, 2015
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A Blue Phantom First: MSK Ultrasound Simulator for Knee Joint Injection Training

CAE Blue Phantom does it again, by doing it first and by doing it best!                                                  ...

 

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October 20, 2015
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Skin Tone Options Support Diversity in Healthcare Simulation Training

Darker-toned skin options in patient manikins are a great start in addressing the increased need for culturally-inclusive healthcare simulation training.                                 ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
October 19, 2015
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Joints, Ligaments & Tendons: CAE Healthcare Orthopaedic & MSK Simulators

Arthroscopy, soft tissue imaging, musculoskeletal pathology identification, injury assessment and diagnosis. All these procedures play an important role in the wide-ranging field of orthopedics.                                ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
October 15, 2015
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CAE Vimedix Leaps Forward with Next Gen Abiomed Impella® Heart Pump Integration

The CAE Vimedix Impella training solution incorporates patient physiology into a high-fidelity and validated ultrasound simulator for maximized learning opportunities that benefit cardiovascular clinician training.                          The...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
October 08, 2015
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How Simulation Training Improves EHR Systems Implementation

The integration of CAE Healthcare's LearningSpace with MedAffinity EHR permits the "real time" addition of simulated clinical content into an electronic health records (EHR) system. In this manner, the MedAffinity/LearningSpace combination provides a truly enhanced, realistic and highly...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
September 29, 2015
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How Midwives Can Benefit from Lucina Simulation Training

Heading back to school or need to refresh your maternity care skills? Midwives who return to school can look forward to a brand new world of learning that can strengthen their professional skills. And, the Lucina Maternal Fetal Patient Simulator...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
September 19, 2015
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Researchers Agree: Vimedix Provides Effective Ultrasound Training

Providing the medical education community with a complete, comprehensive and always innovative portfolio of ultrasound simulation training solutions has been the objective of the CAE Vimedix simulator line from the beginning. Since its inception, Vimedix has supported a range of...

 

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September 10, 2015
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CAE Healthcare Creates Clinical Fellowship Program with INACSL

The new INACSL-CAE Healthcare Simulation Fellowship comes fresh on the heels of the U.S. National Council of State Boards of Nursing's (NCSBN) groundbreaking, longitudinal study substantiating the effectiveness of simulation training in pre-licensure nursing programs, further establishing the...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
September 07, 2015
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7 Lessons from HPSN World 2014 to Apply Going Forward

As CAE Healthcare prepares to kick off the latest installment of its historically successful human patient simulation network conferences with HPSN World 2016, "Spice It Up" (scheduled for February 16 -18, 2016 in Tampa, Florida), we thought we'd take a look back...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
September 02, 2015
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Join a CAE Healthcare Monthly Webinar & Improve Your Simulation Debriefs

Join CAE Healthcare in a series of free webinar events, held once every month, focused on exploring the many benefits and uses of the CAE Replay AV recording and playback system for getting the most out of medical simulation debriefing...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
August 31, 2015
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Basic Tips for Writing EMS Grant Proposals

Is your EMS, fire or paramedic department seeking funds for upgrading equipment, or for establishing essential simulation-based training regimen? Review these tips for effective grant writing and get the financing you need. Typically, funds to maintain emergency medical equipment, and...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
August 30, 2015
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CAE Healthcare Agrees to Manage Augusta University Simulation Training Center

The Augusta University simulation learning center management agreement stands as a showcase for CAE Healthcare's award-winning and ground-breaking simulation training technologies and services. Early in 2015,  CAE Healthcare (the global leader in medical simulation-based training services and learning solutions)...

 

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August 30, 2015
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The Vimedix Interview: An Expert’s Take on Ultrasound Simulation

Mention the word “ultrasound” and most people will immediately think of black and white computer-generated images of a fetus in the womb. But, in actuality, this is but one instance of the many useful applications for ultrasound technology...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
August 26, 2015
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CAE Healthcare, Abiomed Team Up for Heart Pump Education Solutions

The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics education meeting, scheduled for October 2015 in San Francisco, is the self-proclaimed "world's largest educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine". Like its previous incarnations, TCT 2015 conference attracts nurses, technologists, cardiovascular and endovascular specialists from around...

 

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Posted by Kim C.
August 26, 2015
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Dreams to Reality: New Simulation Center at Southeastern University

Previously dedicated to online learning-only, the nursing program at Southeastern University (Lakeland, Florida) has officially erected a state-of-the art, brick and mortar educational facility (the College of Natural & Health Sciences Building). Nursing students will now have exposure to experiential,...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
August 20, 2015
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3 Key Elements to Incorporate into a Simulation Debrief

The pivotal purpose of a post-simulation event debrief is to move toward assimilation and accommodation in order to transfer learning to future situations.   (Johnson-Russell & Bailey, 2010; NLN-SIRC, 2010) Experiential-based learning (“learning by doing”) is the foundation of...

 

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August 15, 2015
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VIDEO: Anesthesiology Simulation | Mt Sinai School of Medicine HELPS Center

The Department of Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City (now the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) purchased the first Human Patient Simulator (HPS) put on the market by CAE Healthcare (known then as ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
August 13, 2015
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Vïvo Webinar Recording: Hand-Held Control of Your METIman Simulator

Did you miss the latest series of CAE Vïvo webinars? Did you not get to see the many incredible advantages to using this revolutionary management software for full and self-directed simulator control? Or, perhaps you might want to...

 

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August 11, 2015
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Applying Aviation Simulation Best Practices to Healthcare

An interview with Robert Nag, Center Leader at the University of Montreal Healthcare Training Center, sharing 5 best practices learned from aviation training that can benefit healthcare simulation programs. Robert Nag has more than 20 years of successful leadership experience in...

 

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August 05, 2015
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Can Healthcare Simulation Fill the Need for Echocardiography Education?

Anesthesiologists and critical care cardiologists are challenged by the need to deliver top-notch examinations, diagnoses and treatment using the latest protocols in echocardiography. Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has revolutionized training in this area. But, the question remains: Is there enough...

 

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August 04, 2015
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TeamSTEPPS Glossary 4: Obstacles & Effective Team Performance

Humans make errors. This is a given. But when lives are on the line, medical teams must be constantly on the alert for behaviors that may interfere with patient safety. This fourth installment within CAE Healthcare's TeamSTEPPS glossary series...

 

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July 28, 2015
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How METIman Complete Maximizes Learning While Maximizing Spend

The simulation debrief "has been found to be critical for the success of experiential learning in simulation."1 (David A. Kolb) If you also believe there's just something about patient simulation training and audiovisual debriefing that seems like a...

 

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July 23, 2015
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How EMT Trainees Learn Real Skills in Simulated Environments (Video)

Watch this CAE Healthcare-sponsored video, read the complete interview and learn how simulation helps to train rapid-rescue first responders in life-saving, emergency care techniques.                      A...

 

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July 22, 2015
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Top 3 Ways Simulation Training Improves Airway Management Skills

Airway management is an essential skill for anesthesiologists, emergency medical technicians, and other health professionals involved in critical patient care. However, there are a number of physiological complications and unforeseen situations (an unresponsive patient, a morbidly obese patient, a difficult...

 

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July 21, 2015
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What is “The CAE Healthcare Academy”?

The CAE Healthcare Academy is comprised of a domestic and international group of experienced clinical educators, healthcare professionals, technicians, writers, designers, and various adjunct faculty members who are doubly skilled in medical simulation best practices.   Click Below Meet The...

 

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July 20, 2015
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3 Crucial Ways Annotated Video Improves Simulation Debriefs

An audiovisual recording is a powerfully useful healthcare simulation debriefing tool. Recognition of its value to the learning environment is increasing every day. Video Annotation Improves Engagement, Understanding, and Team Communications "Video can be treated as a manipulative object, as...

 

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July 07, 2015
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How the VirtaMed ArthroS™ Surgical Simulator Wowed ‘Em at AANA2015

The VirtaMed ArthroS™ surgical simulator, distributed in the U.S. and Canada by CAE Healthcare, absolutely wowed the crowds at the April 2015 meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA2015). If you missed it, you'...

 

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July 05, 2015
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How to Assess Your Simulation Center’s Audiovisual Needs (and get the right equipment!)

If you're a simulation center educator, director, manager, technician or specialist, you probably already understand the value of audiovisual-assisted debriefs. More than likely, you realize that debriefing is a crucial component of every healthcare simulation and know that a...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
July 03, 2015
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4 Practical Tips for Choosing an Ultrasound Trainer Model

When it comes to training on specific procedural tasks and on particular ultrasound-guided skills, a trainer model (sometimes referred to as an ultrasound training block, a part task trainer, or an ultrasound training phantom) may be most appropriate. And, though...

 

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July 02, 2015
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Saving Soldier’s Lives, with Simulation-Based Trauma Care Training

Every day is an opportunity to reflect on our liberties, and to honor those who risk their lives to continually protect those freedoms all over the world. It's also a time to think seriously about crisis care medical...

 

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July 01, 2015
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What is the Vïvo Option for the CAE Healthcare METIman Simulator?

In June 2015, CAE Healthcare released a revolutionary, tablet-based platform that not only complements CAE Healthcare's Müse operating software, but also gives simulation training instructors direct control over their patient simulator. That product is CAE Vïvo ...

 

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June 27, 2015
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CAE Healthcare Debuts Vivo, Giving Instructors Total Simulator Control

Attendees of the June 2015 UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Conference, and the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) conference (both held in Belfast, UK) were among the first to fully experience Vïvo...

 

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June 22, 2015
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How to Get the Best Ultrasound Simulator At the Best Price!

For a limited time, CAE Healthcare is offering access to one of the best ultrasound simulator product lines on the market - - the Vimedix ultrasound training platform. Find out how to get your hands on a high quality...

 

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June 20, 2015
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Where Was CAE Healthcare in June 2015? UK Nursing, SESAM, & SimGHOSTS, That’s Where!

From Australia to Belfast, CAE Healthcare wrapped up June 2015 with exciting appearances at exciting simulation training tradeshows! Whether it was during the heart of summer (Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK), or the start of winter (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia),  June 2015 was...

 

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June 18, 2015
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INACSL 2015 Nursing Simulation Conference: Popular Tweets

INACSL promotes research and evidence-based practice standards for clinical simulation methodologies and learning environments. CAE Healthcare joins in the effort to expand simulation in training for patient safety, improved outcomes and clinical knowledge. Read some of the conference's most...

 

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June 13, 2015
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“The Future of Simulation-Based Education” (idsMED/Singapore)

( CAE Healthcare presented and demonstrated  at the idsMED Regional Healthcare Forum held at the Grand Hyatt, Singapore on June 13, 2015 ) The goal of the idsMED Regional Healthcare Forum - a leading integrated medical solutions provider -  is to provide...

 

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June 12, 2015
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Belfast, June 2015:  UK Simulation in Nursing [Conference Wrap-Up]

The 2015 edition of the UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference (Queen's University, Belfast School of Nursing & Midwifery) may be over, but the thrill of learning continues! Here's a brief wrap-up of the event.   ...

 

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June 11, 2015
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Did You Miss INACSL 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia?

Hopefully, you were among the lucky ones to attend the 2015 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL) conference, held in Atlanta Georgia on June 10-13th. Here's a friendly wrap-up for those who made it (and...

 

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June 09, 2015
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CAE Healthcare Delivers India’s 1st OB/GYN Ultrasound Simulator

As the recipient of the first CAE Vimedix Ob/GYN ultrasound simulator to arrive in India, MediScan opens the door for India to improve patient safety by offering advanced, simulation-based medical education (SBME) in obstetrical ultrasound. India is a steadily...

 

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June 08, 2015
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The 4 Rs of Simulation Debriefs: Recollection, Reflection, Review, and Replay

Post-simulation debriefings are essential to learning. Though every debrief presents a unique opportunity for a “purposeful, structured period of reflection, discussion, and feedback …” (Riley, p.155), all simulation debriefs share certain fundamentals which have been proven to help...

 

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June 06, 2015
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CAE Healthcare Gets Un-conventional at the C2MTL Convention

"C2MTL is indeed anything but conventional." -    Robert Amyot, President, CAE Healthcare May 26 - 28, 2015 | Montréal A convention that isn't conventional. That statement more than adequately describes this annual conference which blends intellectual dynamism with...

 

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May 27, 2015
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TeamSTEPPS Glossary 3: Human Factors, Leadership and Mutual Support

Faulty communication within healthcare teams can be costly and potentially lethal. This third installment of CAE Healthcare's TeamSTEPPS glossary addresses the need for clarity, support, and effective team management to help ensure patient safety.    Primarily, the goal...

 

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May 16, 2015
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Congratulations! VirtaMed Wins Red Herring 100 Europe Award

News Item: Thousands were called, but few were chosen. And, when the dust settled, VirtaMed (makers of ultra-realistic surgical simulators for medical training) stood tall among the remaining finalists, judged by a Red Herring jury as "one of the top 100,...

 

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April 22, 2015
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Fewer C-Sections or Better Training? How to Improve Maternal Safety

"Quality of care ... is an important consideration in the analysis of caesarean section rates and mortality". (WHO Statement on Caesarean Section Rates,  April 10,  2015) "Incorporating a simulation model into [caesarean section] training provides a safe, low-stress environment in which...

 

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April 14, 2015
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Stanford Study: Vimedix Ultrasound Simulator in TTE Skills Assessment

A Stanford University curriculum-based study on transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), using the CAE Healthcare Vimedix™ ultrasound simulator, demonstrated the efficacy of ultrasound simulation in improving the proficiency of critical care medicine fellows to obtain, identify and interpret TTE images.   ...

 

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April 08, 2015
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Turkmenistan Update: Turnkey Healthcare Simulation Training Center Underway!

After successfully implementing saglyk  (a dedicated initiative to lower morbidity rates and improve health ), Turkmenistan will achieve another milestone (through an agreement with CAE Healthcare) as construction gets underway for the building of a turnkey healthcare simulation...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
April 07, 2015
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In The News: Sim Training with Kishwaukee College Nursing Students

(CAE Healthcare Fidelis Lucina, Photo Credit: AP Photo/Daily Chronicle, Danielle Guerra)_ High-fidelity human patient simulators (like CAE Healthcare's maternal-fetal childbirth simulator, Lucina) offer students of nursing, obstetrics, and other patient care disciplines, "valuable experience" by providing opportunities for...

 

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April 07, 2015
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CAE Healthcare Distributes VirtaMed Simulators in USA and Canada

Following an official announcement made earlier this year, CAE Healthcare has expanded its interventional product line by becoming the U.S. and Canadian distributor for orthopedic, urologic and gynecologic simulators produced by the Swiss-based company, VirtaMed. VirtaMed, founded in 2007,...

 

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Posted by Kim C.
April 06, 2015
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CAE Healthcare: “Gold Sponsor” for SimGHOSTS 2015 Australia

Healthcare Simulation News: CAE Healthcare and Mediquip partner as Gold Level Sponsors for SimGHOSTS 2015 Australia.   Hailed by many as the signature healthcare simulation networking event of Summer 2015 (June 23-26, in Brisbane, Queensland), SimGHOSTS 2015 Australia unveiled CAE Healthcare and ...

 

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April 05, 2015
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TeamSTEPPS Glossary 2: Debrief, Hand-Off, & Huddle

Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) is an evidence-based, team-centric approach to patient care that is widely used by health care professionals. This second installment in our TeamSTEPPS glossary series briefly explores and defines additional...

 

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April 01, 2015
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CAE Vïvo Webinars

We're bursting with excitement! CAE Healthcare, your global training partner of choice in simulation-based healthcare education, recently announced the pre-order availability of CAE Vïvo™, a tablet-operated, facilitator-driven software application that allows for optional, full user control...

 

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March 31, 2015
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Top 3 Advantages of a Web-Based AV System for Simulation Debriefs

In the second of a three-part audiovisual series, CAE Healthcare outlines three major advantages to using a portable, web-based AV system for healthcare simulation debriefs.   There are various systems on the market these days for recording and playing back...

 

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March 31, 2015
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Simulated Boggy Uterus Offers Firm Training in PPH Management

Simulation-based practice in obstetric care can help delivery teams in recognizing and effectively responding to uterine atony and excessive postpartum bleeding.   Uterine atony is defined as failure of myometrium to contract and retract around the open blood vessels of...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 31, 2015
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4 Essential Principles of Simulation Debriefs & Audiovisual Solutions

This is the first of a 3-part series on the many benefits to using audiovisual recording and playback for improving healthcare simulation debriefing sessions.                  Here are some of the...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 30, 2015
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CAE Healthcare Academy Adds Training Locations in U.S. and Canada

The CAE Healthcare Academy will begin offering Training for Life™ courses at two new sites in April 2015 - one in Dallas, USA and the other in Montreal, Canada. Taught by experienced clinical educators, these scheduled courses cover patient simulator...

 

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Posted by Kim C.
March 25, 2015
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Shoulder Dystocia Management: Obstetrical Emergencies & Simulation

Interventional maneuvers for relieving shoulder impaction are required to ensure a successful delivery. Simulation training has been shown to help both mother and fetus in the event of a shoulder dystocia birth. Simulation-based medical education aims to achieve several goals,...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 12, 2015
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TeamSTEPPS Glossary 1: Assertion, Call-Outs, & Check-Backs

The following is the first installment in a short series on understanding several key terms, tools and practices related to TeamSTEPPS concepts for enhanced team-based communications and patient care. Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS)...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 10, 2015
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Sepsis Simulation Training & the Fidelis Lucina Female Patient Module

Learn about simulation training on suitably programmed patient simulators for earlier sepsis recognition  |    Sepsis is a major health challenge in hospital intensive care units, where it is one of the leading causes of patient death. A syndrome...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 08, 2015
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The Path to OB/GYN Proficiency: Ultrasound Simulation Training

Birth defects continue to afflict populations worldwide. This year, a network of international organizations launched the first annual World Birth Defects Day to bring attention to the need for prevention, screening, and early diagnosis of birth defects. Clinicians who are...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 03, 2015
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Ebola Virus: 5 Important Questions & Answers

The Ebola virus epidemic of 2014 continues to be the largest outbreak in history, and the most complex since the virus was first identified in 1976.   New numbers, released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 1, 2015 report confirmed, probable and...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
March 01, 2015
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WakeMed Hospitals Case Study: A Culture of Patient Safety

Patient safety is in the headlines every single day, and rightfully so. With advocacy groups and experts weighing in and providing opinions, studies and checklists, the solutions to ensuring quality in patient care can seem overwhelming. One forward-thinking healthcare system...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 23, 2015
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Dr. Jones Meets Lucina: “My Encounter with a Birthing Simulator”

...  It all started with a tweet  ... This past January, Dr. Danielle Jones (an OB/GYN resident from Temple, Texas) attended the 15th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2015) in New Orleans to present a poster on...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 20, 2015
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What the Arthroscopic Simulation Training Mandate Means for You

Arthroscopic surgery is one of the most commonly used orthopedic procedures , but it remains a very difficult and specialized skill to master. In order to combat clinical error, reduce patient risk and maximize learning, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 17, 2015
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50% Simulation “Can Be Effectively Substituted” for Traditional Nursing Courses: NCSBN Study

Now, this is exciting! A recently released and award-winning national simulation study, sponsored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), offers encouraging validation for the effectiveness of simulation-based learning within nursing training programs. Conducted in three phases...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 15, 2015
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3 Convincing Arguments for Maternal Fetal Simulation Training

                               "...simulation has the potential to positively impact education, quality of care, and patient safety..."  * Human error. Ineffective communication. Among preventable factors which may...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 09, 2015
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Have Simulators, Will Travel: South Dakota Takes Training on the Road

Simulation in Motion-South Dakota has developed a sustainable, statewide system that consistently provides access to advanced, high-fidelity patient simulator training , enhancing the delivery of emergency patient care in rural / frontier South Dakota. Continue reading to learn more.   Finding itself...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
February 02, 2015
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CAE Healthcare “How-To” Videos: Add Realism to Your Patient Simulations

Have you ever wondered about simulator battery replacement? Or, do need to know how to properly perform needle decompression on a METIman? What about questions concerning the use of your Touch-Pro software? Well, if you've ever encountered questions like...

 

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Posted by Cassie
February 01, 2015
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3 Tips for Healthcare Simulation Center Planning

Planning your healthcare simulation training center can be an immense undertaking. With so many important considerations involved (obtaining the funds, designing the space, procuring the equipment, training the staff, etc), one might ask: Is it really worth the trouble? ...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 20, 2015
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Fidelis Lucina Childbirth Simulator Delivers Beautifully at IMSH 2015

For five amazing days in January, maternal fetal simulators were all the rage at the 2015 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in New Orleans. But there was one childbirth simulator that stood head and shoulders above the rest. With...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 16, 2015
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Healthcare in Simulation Celebration at IMSH 2015 - A Brief Wrap-Up

Booth #300 at IMSH in New Orleans was the place to be on January 10-14 2015. That's where CAE Healthcare joined more than 2,000 healthcare simulation professionals from all over the globe in a celebration of simulation, and demonstrated some of the...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 14, 2015
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CAE Healthcare’s Interventional Simulators: Re-Designed & Award-Winning

In 2012, CAE Healthcare launched two re-designed surgical simulation platforms (the LapVR and the EndoVR ) at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress in Chicago. The following year, CAE Healthcare won the 2013 Red Dot Award for product design...

 

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Posted by Roxanne Blanford
January 09, 2015
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