6 Key Takeaways from IMSH 2017

The 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) may be over, but Pocket Nurse® attendees won’t soon forget the cutting-edge techniques and technology they witnessed this year in Orlando.

Here are just a few key takeaways:

    • Virtual reality had a significant presence at IMSH 2017. Booth 717 was home to both Pocket Nurse and Virtual Education Systems (VES), along with their new program, VRPatients. The intense realism and smooth controls allow nursing and pre-hospital care students to learn immersive, hands-on diagnosis. For more information on VES or to request a demo visit their website.
    • Bariatric suits were a hot topic among nursing and EMS educators as obesity remains an issue for healthcare providers. We rolled out our latest SimObesityShirt™ design, which now includes a distinct pannus; three-dimensional nipples; and a convenient rear zipper to make it easier to put on and take off manikins and standardized patients. Our SimLeggings™ moulage kit adds further realism, allowing educators to add bacterial infections, hives, ulcers, and other important challenges to the machine washable skins.
The Pocket Nurse IMSH booth, with the new SimObesityShirt in the foreground.
  • Simulation technology hit an all-time high as attendees witnessed the introduction of life-like newborn manikins and birthing simulators, realistic surgery, three-dimensional printed organs, and more.
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are incorporating more simulation into paramedic training based on the new NREMT psychomotor exam. Read about the changes in our recent post.
  • Simulated medications were a priority for several instructors interested in safer medication management simulations. Browse our Demo Dose® products for more information.
  • Simulation is growing. What began as a gathering of fewer than 50 healthcare educators has quickly grown into one of the biggest and best simulation conferences. This year’s meeting gathered nearly 2,700 attendees from 51 different countries. It was a record for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), but we expect to see an even bigger gathering in Los Angeles next year.

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