A study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has reported that back pain is often the leading cause of disability around the world and due to our ageing population this trend is only likely to continue. Comprehensive and robust training for interventional pain management is important if medical professionals are going to keep up with patient […]
Medical skills labs with simulators for student training are an established part of a medical faculty’s training program. They offer a forgiving training environment where mistakes can serve as an excellent training tool. Skills lab training is well documented for improving procedural skills in both novices and experts. Whether complex surgical skills or basic clinical […]
Operative Experience Inc, the world’s only company specialising in hands-in-the-body simulators for obstetrics and trauma care, and a strategic partner with 3B Scientific, has recently announced the launch of RealMom 2.0, the updated model of the ultra-realistic birthing simulator.
One of the world’s most dangerous places to have a baby is the small African nation of Sierra Leone. Maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone see 1,360 mothers dying per 100,000 live births. This is the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with countries such as Finland or Greece at the other end of […]
If you’re one of the millions of people who start sneezing as soon as spring arrives and trees and flowers start to shower us with their pollen, then you’ll know exactly what hay fever is all about. Streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, itching skin – it’s not a lot of fun. There’s still lots we […]
We’ve all heard of Florence Nightingale, the pioneering Lady with the Lamp. During a time when most English women of her class were spending their time embroidering, reading and looking for a suitable husband, Florence was laying the foundations for modern nursing practice. Many of the strategies and treatments which Florence and her team employed […]
Baby Day is the one day on the calendar when parents around the world can celebrate all of the great things about having a newborn baby in the family. It’s also an opportunity to start thinking about other issues affecting families with young children, with an emphasis on what we can all do to make […]
Nobody wants to think of worst case scenarios in childbirth, least of all the laboring mother. But it’s something which medical professionals have to think about and keep thinking about until the baby is safely delivered. It’s one of the rare medical situations when you have two patients, both of which need constant monitoring. In […]