Navigation Links
Actor-robots 'staff' part of new $5M simulation training center
Date:3/27/2008

A medical student places a chest tube in a patient lying on an operating table, while another student conducts a colonoscopy. Everything is just as it would be in a real OR or treatment room, except that the patients wont be harmed or complain if mistakes are made theyre robots.

These high-tech, electronically outfitted mannequins are equipment in the new $5 million medical and surgical simulation training center at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in East Baltimore that opened in March.

The sim center contains two fully operational ORs, two intensive care units (ICUs), high-fidelity computerized mannequins that mimic physiologic and behavioral response to procedures, and 12 examination rooms where students practice routine exams on actors posing as patients with particular complaints and symptoms.

The mannequins have breath sounds and heart tones, palpable pulses, and a monitor that displays vital signs as students, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals practice everything from bag-mask ventilation, intubation, and defibrillation to chest tube placement and endoscopies. Computer programs test decision making skills and knowledge on topics such as advanced cardiac life support and trauma management.

The idea is to get it right before they treat real patients, says the centers director, Elizabeth Hunt, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

The troupe of paid professional actors who are trained to portray patients submit themselves to trainees who practice taking histories, performing physical exams, breaking bad news and communicating in a compassionate manner.

Students can learn the science of medicine in many different ways, but there is only one good way to learn good bedside manner, and that is with real people, says Hunt.

Each of the 15 simulation rooms in the center is equipped with adjustable cameras, microphones, one-way glass for observer viewin
'/>"/>

Contact: Eric Vohr
evohr1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Are existing large-scale simulations of water dynamics wrong?
2. Computer simulations point to key molecular basis of cystic fibrosis
3. Virtual human in HIV drug simulation
4. Simulation reveals how body repairs balance after damage
5. Material Technologies Holds First Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor Training for Private Inspection Firms
6. Research approved for Hawaiian military training area
7. Marines land at UO, leave with plans to wear Oregon-made training suits
8. Science and technology take center stage this election year
9. CSTARS to form part of Department of Homeland Securitys Center of Excellence for Maritime Security
10. ETH Zurich competence center ESC introduces energy strategy
11. Fertilizer research center an Australian first
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... Strict laws against distracted driving and the ... American and European automotive sector towards gesture recognition technologies. ... that are intuitive and able to retrieve information with ... New analysis from Frost & Sullivan,s Strategic ... Europe and North America ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today confirmed that seven officials ... least seven more will participate in the upcoming 2014 PDA ... Washington D.C. , Dec. 2-4. ... the regulatory agencies in the United States ... to help advance the use of metrics in the regulatory ...
(Date:11/10/2014)... Laundry detergent pods began appearing on U.S. store shelves ... growing numbers ever since. The small packets can be ... measure out a liquid or powder. The convenience, though, ... new study from researchers at Nationwide Children,s Hospital found ... received reports of 17,230 children younger than 6 years ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 4FDA's Janet Woodcock, EMA's Emer Cooke Headline PDA Quality Metrics Conference 2Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children 2
... Over a dozen radio signals that have hindered data collection ... effort also benefits satellites such as NASA,s Aquarius mission, which ... know what happens when you place a cell phone too ... obnoxious buzz interrupts your favourite song. ,This is radio interference ...
... and sometimes also wild animals occasionally need ... cases. For most animals the procedures are well established ... difficulty to anaesthetize hippopotamuses. The thick skin and the ... amounts of anaesthetics and opioid-based anaesthetics often cause breathing ...
... of feathered dinosaur discovered in southern Germany is further changing ... Sciurumimus albersdoerferi , which lived about 150 million years ... are not closely related to birds. The fossil is described ... National Academy of Sciences today. "This is ...
Cached Biology News:SMOS satellite measurements improve as ground radars switch off 2The big sleep 2Newly discovered dinosaur implies greater prevalence of feathers 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Global biostimulants market is ... at an estimated CAGR of 12.5%. In order ... products with least ecological impacts, farmers are looking ... boost crop yield more effectively & efficiently. Biostimulants ... improve the return on investments. , Leading companies ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 SoundConnect ... company is proud to announce that Darren Suders has ... Sales. Darren will drive the partner program ... customer experience. , Darren brings more than ... held key roles in channel operations, from policy development, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ... Industry is an in-depth research report on the ... the report introduces Palmitic Acid, basic information, including ... policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. , ... analyzes Palmitic Acid market in China ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ... Gavin to serve in a newly created position ... Mr. Gavin will be responsible for managing the operations ... ProteinSimple business acquired in July 2014 and the recently ... California -based ProteinSimple develops and commercializes proprietary systems ...
Breaking Biology Technology:2019 Biostimulants Market to Grow at a CAGR of 12.5% Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 22019 Biostimulants Market to Grow at a CAGR of 12.5% Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 32019 Biostimulants Market to Grow at a CAGR of 12.5% Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4SoundConnect Appoints Director of Channel Development & Sales 2Palmitic Acid Industry Global 2014 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market data, Statics, Development Now at ReportsnReports.com 2Palmitic Acid Industry Global 2014 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market data, Statics, Development Now at ReportsnReports.com 3Bio?Techne Announces Appointment Of Robert Gavin As Leader Of New Protein Platforms Division 2Bio?Techne Announces Appointment Of Robert Gavin As Leader Of New Protein Platforms Division 3
... release is available in German . ... closeon command. Researchers led by Ahmed H. Zewail successfully ... at their exercises, as they report in the journal ... future nanoelectronics and nanoscopic machines. , Zewail and ...
... March 5 Vaccinex, Inc. announced today,that Dr. ... Board, and will,be actively involved in the strategic ... programs., Dr. Leonard has over 20 years ... Senior Director level positions in Regulatory Affairs, Quality,Project ...
... Mayo Clinic to help doctors select right ... March 5 AssureRx, a personalized medicine,company, today ... funding., The company was founded in 2006 ... Hospital Medical,Center and Mayo Clinic. The technology utilized ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nanoswitches toggled by light 2John E. Leonard, Ph.D., Former Biogen Idec Antibody Development Executive, Joins the Scientific Advisory Board of Vaccinex, Inc. 2AssureRx Closes Round of Funding to Commercialize Pharmacogenetic Test 2
... content or with significant secondary structure are ... subjected to PCR result in little or ... be increased by the addition of enhancing ... an effective PCR enhancer for GC-rich templates., ...
... EPICENTREs patented MasterAmp™ 10X PCR ... performance and allows improved sensitivity and ... templates. Using MasterAmp™ PCR Enhancer in ... of DNA melting, increases enzyme?s thermal ...
... General description: The "egg crate" style strip ... Costar flat bottom strips. Linkage: This CLS ... to easily match Cornings product number. If ... the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,456-9) or contact ...
... Two sizes available for use with 96- or 384-well ... 96 for ease of location on 96-tube plates ... the skirt of the plate* Efficient sealing is ... in conjunction with screw or clip-down hot lid thermal ...
Biology Products: