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Medical Error Causes 440,000 Deaths a Year and a Need For Medical Simulation Training

Medical error is defined by The BMJ as any unintended act, or failure to execute a planned action, or deviation from process of care that may or may not result in patient harm. Every year medical error causes about 440,000 preventable deaths and is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. Medical mistakes that do not result in death or harm are called preventable adverse events. Medical mistakes do not always cause death or harm, however they always impact the patient.  Read More…

How Effective is Medical Simulation Training Using AR and VR

You may not be aware of it, but augmented and virtual reality is used in a variety of everyday ways. Augmented reality, or AR, is an interactive enhanced experience utilizing a real world setting. Virtual reality, or VR, is an immersive interactive experience in a computer-simulated environment. Many applications allow you to use your phone as an interactive medium with the real world as a backdrop. Snapchat, a popular social media app for sharing pictures and videos, applies AR technology as part of the user experience. You can place 3D dancing hot dog graphics on your friends or even a dog filter over your face. Knowing the fun and casual usages of augmented and virtual reality technology provokes a conversation about its’ usages in a professional setting.

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What is an ECG Simulator?

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test which measures the electrical activity of your heart. A healthy heart has an orderly progression to how it beats. This pattern can be traced and recognized by an ECG to show whether or not it is working normally. The overall goal of the device is to gather information about the status and structure of the heart.

An ECG Simulator is a platform which mimics patient vital signs. There are many different kinds of ECG Simulators. Some are compact and portable, while others include a full manikin. Read More…

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