Monday, October 04, 2010

Health Care Industry Sets Training Simulation Standards

The health care industry continues to set the standard when it comes to the advancement of training simulations. Educating health care professionals thorough the use of medical simulators allow clinicians to repeatedly practice complicated procedures while removing any risk to an actual patient.

Boston Scientific SimSuite

Hon Mai and Joseph Goodman Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning

Last week the Stanford School of Medicine opened the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, a $90 million project. The center includes the Hon Mai and Joseph Goodman Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning. This 28,000-square-foot facility features a fully simulated hospital, with simulators for almost every clinical condition, including mannequins that bleed, breathe and talk.

Press Release: Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality

In its 18th year, the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference will take place next year from February 9th to the 12th in Newport Beach, California. The presentations featured at this conference push the limits every year when it comes to the advancements in medical procedural training simulator technology. Some of the upcoming presentations that will be of interest to simulation developers include:

  • Needle Insertion Simulator with Haptic Feedback
  • Simulation-Based Program for Training Cardiac Surgery-Related Skills
  • Real-Time Electrocautery Simulation for Laparoscopic Surgical Environments
  • Prototype of a Neurosurgical Training Simulator
  • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia using a High-Fidelity Simulator

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality: Conference Program

Medical Simulation Corporation

Medical Simulation Corporation builds some of the world's best high-fidelity medical simulators for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to stay current on new procedures. Manufactures of medical equipment that integrate a training simulator with their devices are able to differentiate their products from their competitors, and allow their clients to achieve higher clinical outcomes.

Medical Simulation Corporation Marketing Video

In a rapidly advancing field like health care, where there are new devices and techniques being introduced every day, a training simulator allows medical professionals to obtain new skills that they might not otherwise learn. In addition to medical simulators being great training tools, they are also great marketing tools for the manufacturers of medical procedure equipment. The faster a physician is able to master a device, the more they will use that product, which will lead to more sales for the manufacturer of that product.

Integrating a training simulator with a medical procedure equipment product leads to faster levels of product adoption, increased rate of sales, enhanced market visibility, and higher levels of patient safety.

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