newsletter - february 15, 2018

I received an email from Jason Irving - a sim recruiter you should keep tabs on if you're looking for a new opportunity! Check out / bookmark for safe keeping his website here:

...he also made the very first donation to thesimtech - thanks for the support Jason!

The amazing west coast sim tech Mark Searra threw a rough guide together for making a fluid exchanging drainage setup for manikins - basically a solution set with the filter inverted so you can swap out full and empty bags using the IV spikes. Easy and useful! Download the .pdf here.

I've added MedEdPORTAL to the link section.
MedEdPORTAL is a peer-reviewed online publication of instructional materials for medical education. Currently, a quick search of their database using the keyword "simulation" brings up 777 published modules. Check it out...

Angina from VirtaMed sent me this update:

VirtaMed has signed a preferred and exclusive partnership with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). As a first step, the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont will be equipped with VirtaMed simulators, giving residents across the country better access to the tools. Even more importantly, together we will develop a standardized national curriculum for arthroscopy simulation training. The curriculum will obviously be based on education expert experiences but also heavily on the data pulled from the simulators.
Read the news here:

Matthew Jubelius from Amoveo Training has started a simulation blog - you can check it out here:

The new 2018 Gaumard catalog is out - read or request one here:
And on the topic of Gaumard, check out this video of the new Pediatric Hal S2225. Great to see some new innovation!

Laerdal has released their top 10 articles of 2017:

In 2017, we published a variety of research-based articles about medical simulation. We want to give you a chance to read any that you may have missed. So, we've created a list of our top ten articles for you as selected by your peers. You can find them here:

Fellow Canadians... never too early to save the date:

Ferooz Sekanderpoor, President at SimGHOSTS mentioned this on LinkedIn. I thought I would share it here:

SimGHOSTS launches an award for the healthcare simulation technology community in recognition of exemplary performance as a healthcare simulation technology specialist or significant contribution to the field of healthcare simulation technology. If you like to nominate anyone from your team please kindly do so by clicking on the link below.

I received an email introducing me to Debriefly video capture. I've never used it, but looks like it might be a useful budget friendly tool. Any one out there try it? (I've also added it to the AV links found here)

Debriefly is designed to be the easiest to use, most portable, and most cost-effective capture and debrief solution that works with the iOS devices you use every day. Debriefly can be set up in less than five minutes to start capturing HD video, audio, and vitals signs. Our turn-key package of hardware and software makes it incredibly easy.
Anyone can download Debriefly for Mac, along with one of our sample scenarios (EMS-style with iSimulate vitals, or Hospital-style with Laerdal vitals), to see our video debriefing features. To check out our capture capabilities, you can download the free Debriefly Cam app for your iOS device from the App Store, and contact us to activate a free 30 day trial.
More info can also be found on our website.