newsletter - june 23, 2015

A great new website (from fellow Canadians!) that offers free simulation scenarios - EM Sim Cases 
From their website:
"Most EM residency programs are now using simulation in some capacity. Why should each program have to create new content? At EM Sim Cases, we want to showcase the fantastic cases that are already being used across the country.
We have three main goals:
- Create a large database of cases for EM educators around the world to use.
- Map all cases to clear educational objectives.
- Create a FOAMed culture among EM simulation educators

I haven't seen this in action yet, but looks like CAE is releasing a "simpad" type of software program called VIVO.
You can sign up for more information on their website here -

SIM-one launches an online SIM Scenario Exchange!
"SIM Scenario Exchange, an online repository of simulation scenarios, tools and templates. Open to all healthcare professions, disciplines and sectors, the Exchange fosters sharing and collaboration in the simulation community."
Explore the SIM Scenario Exchange here

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has announced the launch of the Simulation in Health Care Video Series. This series of videos and presentations, featuring renowned simulation experts, will provide the foundational principles for simulation-based education, assessment and research to clinical educators who are interested in simulation in healthcare. Additional videos will be released throughout the summer. 
Watch the first one below and visit the Royal College website for new videos and regular updates.

Gaumard introduces Tory - their new tethers and wireless full-term neonatal patient simulator

"Fully tetherless and wireless, Newborn Tory enables health care professionals to easily administer and monitor simulated care as they transition from the delivery room to the operating room, the nursery or the NICU, while training for a large number of programmable scenarios. Tory integrates seamlessly with Gaumard's Victoria Birthing Simulator via a wireless link, allowing healthcare providers to first tend to labor and delivery and then stabilize or treat the newborn. Newborn Tory's features include: 
- Lifelike appearance, weight and size 
Soft, smooth, and  realistic outer skin that fully covers a realistically articulating endoskeleton  
-Tetherless mobility with wireless controls 
-Realistic airway anatomy and CPR training features 
-Compatibility with real ECGs and other hospital equipment 
-Programmable vital signs that allow for APGAR and other critical assessments"

CAE has free monthly AV solution webinars... keep your eye on their blog for announcements

Simulated Surgical Systems introduces RoSS II:
RoSS™ is a portable, stand-alone Robotic Surgery Simulator that teaches novice surgeons the motor and cognitive skills required for operating the da Vinci© surgical robot.
Learn more about it here -

I received an email from IngMar Medical regarding a contest:
"Have you used one of our products in an innovative or especially impactful way? We’d like to hear about it so we can share ideas and best practices among our users. The top submissions will receive a $500 award and their stories will be featured on our website."
More details here:

Studiocode has been updated to version 10, check out the video below.

Flashback of the day : )

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