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New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 5: Veterinary Training New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 5: Veterinary Training

Simulation Training Labs Are Just as Useful for the Unique and Varied World of Animal Healthcare

Up until now, we’ve discussed several applications of our SimStation healthcare simulation solution in medical, nursing, emergency response, and police environments.  Of course, the common thread across these is that they are dealing with human behavior and physiology. This time, we’re going to explore the advantages of simulation for medical training for veterinary doctors, technicians, and nurses. The benefits of simulation solutions in veterinary medicine are similar to those for human medicine, and simulation allows for professionals to gain experience without harming live animals – after all, they can’t communicate what ails them.

Unlike working on humans, veterinary professionals will work on a wide variety of species, from typical household pets to birds, reptiles, farm animals, and even wildlife. Veterinary simulation labs can accelerate knowledge and decrease the anxiety of learning and working with different physiology and anatomy.

New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 4: Nursing Home Care Training New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 4: Nursing Home Care Training

The Booming Demand for Skilled Nursing Care Is Driving a Need for Improved, Faster Training

It’s no secret that the U.S. (and the global) population is aging. Credit modern medicine with increasing lifespans, but it doesn’t mean that the elderly population won’t need greater assistance in the latter parts of their lives. According to projections by the Population Reference Bureau, by 2060, the number of people aged 65 or over will increase to 95 million from 52 million in 2018. The elderly will account for almost a quarter of the U.S population at that point.

At the same time, chronic diseases are on the rise at a significant rate in this aging population. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ailments will necessitate that much of this population will need assistance, from assisted living facilities to full nursing homes. This burgeoning increase in demand for care will also necessitate better, faster training techniques for current and future nursing professionals. Nursing simulation labs are one tool that can help. Keep reading below to learn more about how the Level 3 Audiovisual SimStation simulation suite adapts to the training requirements for skilled nursing care.

New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 3: Wet Labs New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 3: Wet Labs

Wet Lab Simulation Provides Invaluable Training for Future Health Professionals

As shown in previous posts, simulation is an increasingly popular tool for training healthcare professionals. Across the U.S. and worldwide, teaching hospitals, medical schools, and nursing schools are employing realistic simulation labs to hone training for future doctors, nurses, and physician assistants. And we've delved into new areas where simulation can help other professionals when faced with life or death decisions, such as police training and EMS professionals.

This post will add another area where simulation offers unique advantages in training medical professionals – cadaver or "wet" labs. Simulation environments for wet labs also present some unique challenges, but the benefits are invaluable for training. Keep reading to learn more about how the Level 3 SimStation simulation suite adapts to cadaver lab training requirements. 

New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 2: Police Training Labs New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 2: Police Training Labs

Is simulation education the police training method of the future?

Simulation is a fast-growing area of interest in the healthcare education field. Universities and training hospitals across the U.S. are building custom simulation labs to give future nurses, doctors, and PAs real, interactive experiences in a safe and controlled environment. 

And healthcare isn’t the only industry where simulation technology is sparking interest. This blog is part two of a series of blogs that will explore new use cases for simulation technology.

Today, we’re turning an eye toward police training simulation labs. Police academies realize the potential for simulation to provide invaluable training experiences to new and current police officers in Miami, FL, and across the U.S. Keep reading to learn more about what you need to set up sim labs for police training. 

New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 1: EMS Simulation Labs New Use Cases for Healthcare Simulation, Part 1: EMS Simulation Labs

What do you need to outfit an ambulance for EMS education?

When we consider the educational role of healthcare simulation, the traditional use cases are for nursing, physician, and PA students in training hospitals and universities in Houston, TX, and other major cities across the U.S. However, simulation technology is incredibly sophisticated and vastly adaptable to help medical professionals of all types gain hands-on practice and experience in a safe, simulated environment. 

Over the next few months, we’ll be embarking on a blog series to explore the expansion of simulation technology and new use cases for future healthcare professionals. 

Today, we’re starting with EMS simulation labs built in ambulances and other environments where EMS professionals deliver critical care to patients. Outfitting an ambulance for EMS education requires thinking through several unique considerations. We’re here to help guide you through them — keep reading to learn more. 

Planning a Medical Sim Lab Build: What You Need to Know Planning a Medical Sim Lab Build: What You Need to Know

Learn the who, what, where, when, why, and how of sim lab builds

Using simulation for medicine and healthcare education is at the forefront of healthcare technology applications in universities and training hospitals across the United States. Medical simulation labs are sophisticated educational tools that help prepare our future doctors and nurses for a safe and confident entrance to the world of medical care.   

Planning and building a new healthcare simulation lab (or remodeling an existing one) is a complex process with several moving parts. Your facility’s goals and objectives, space limitations, equipment needs, and more must be addressed early to ensure the final product meets your expectations and can fulfill your program goals.

Below, we outline key considerations to keep in mind during the planning stages of a medical simulation lab for your facility in New York, City, NY, or worldwide.

4 Considerations for Getting Your Med Sim Lab Back Up and Running 4 Considerations for Getting Your Med Sim Lab Back Up and Running

Simulation labs are operating under new guidelines in the COVID-19 era

When the coronavirus pandemic swept through the U.S. at the start of 2020, it forced the partial or complete closure of medical simulation training labs for healthcare students. Now, over a year later, COVID-19 is still ravaging the world and delaying the return to work, school, public events, and other activities. 

Unfortunately, the longer students remain out of the lab, the more their education suffers. Healthcare simulation is a vital tool for teaching our future medical professionals valuable clinical, communication, decision-making, and teamwork skills. With that thought in mind, many simulation labs in Los Angeles, CA, and across the U.S. are considering reopening.

Does Your Healthcare Facility Need VR Medical Simulation Technology? Does Your Healthcare Facility Need VR Medical Simulation Technology?

Let’s explore what VR simulation can and can’t do in the healthcare training field

Virtual reality (VR) is one of many emerging technologies that’s transforming the healthcare education field. VR technology is one method through which medical simulation scenarios can be delivered to physician, nursing, and PA students during their training programs.

During a VR medical simulation scenario, headsets provide a dynamic, 3D view of simulated patients and structures, and students use hand controls to interact with the scenarios. Sophisticated software is used to design the scenarios, and virtual patients respond realistically to students’ decisions for care and treatment. 

Virtual reality technology is glamorous and enthralling, and many educators are excited by the possibilities VR solutions could bring to medical training programs in Miami, FL and worldwide.

However, before you decide to invest in VR solutions for your facility, take the time to consider: when is virtual reality the right solution? When is it not? Let’s explore these questions in further depth.

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