Tag: Simulation

How gamification improves OR training, outcomes

Takeaways From mobile phone apps to immersive virtual reality surgery experiences, digital tools make healthcare training more interactive, more engaging, and more fun for everyone from nurses to surgeons. Modern procedures—including minimally invasive techniques and robotic surgery—require 50 to 100 cases for a surgeon to reach a safe proficiency level…

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By: Brita Belli
March 22, 2024

Biorobotic heart shows promise for research, surgical training

Editor's Note:  Surgeons successfully tested three fixes for a leaky heart valve on a biological pig heart fitted with a silicone robotic pump, HealthDay reported on January 11. According to the article, the biorobotic heart offers significant advantages over existing heart simulators. These include a longer shelf life, greater ability…

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By: Matt Danford
January 22, 2024

OhioHealth partners to double healthcare graduates, address staff shortages

Editor's Note As staffing remains a top point of concern for healthcare leaders, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio, and Columbus State Community College, announced a partnership to invest $120 million into training healthcare professionals in five fields on June 27. The joint venture will double the number of students in nursing, surgical…

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By: Lindsay Botts
June 27, 2023

Nursing students learn to deal with patient deaths through simulations

Editor's Note Patient death simulation training is now part of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing’s required curriculum, the June 5 UBNow reports. Students says the way they approach patient death has changed, and they feel more prepared and able to handle the situation. Simulation can give students opportunities…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 7, 2023

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