“patient simulation”


Challenges of Spine Interventions Training

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 […]


Advancements in the Medical Simulator Industry

Providing medical learners with an opportunity for deliberate practice goes towards increased practitioner confidence, competence and improved patient safety through fewer errors.  Whilst some medical professionals are skeptical of the full benefits of simulation in education, with the opinion that medical procedures are often too complex to simulate accurately, the general view is that if […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

How to Crash Proof your Car

Whilst the image you see on the left looks very pretty, it has a much darker significance.  This scientific 'heat map', incredibly, shows every road crash in Britain that resulted in a serious injury or death between 1999-2010.  In total there were 2,396,750 road accidents in the UK during this period. See those brighter golden […]

By Joanna | Science

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge give CPR to ‘patient’ on Royal Visit

Yesterday's visit to The Ward of the 21st Century, at the University of Calgary, was part of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first offical tour of Canada.  Little did they know that they would get hands-on experience with CPR and a 'patient' whose heart had stopped!     Want to know more about medical […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education

Royal Visit – Newlyweds Tour Cutting-Edge Medical Facility

There will be lots of excited people and nervous preparations being made at The Ward of the 21st Century at the University of Calgary's Research and Innovation Centre today. The reason..? Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whilst on the final leg of their tour of Canada, will be visiting the Living Laboratory […]