Simulators and Teen Pregnancy Rates in the US: A Surprising Connection
January 30, 2018Though long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are proven to be the most effective reversible means of preventing pregnancy, by no means are LARCs the most commonly used method of birth control. Yet. While physician and patient education is on the rise, obstacles remain in achieving widespread utilization of LARCs. Simulators have emerged as a factor, and a critical one, in efforts to advance the use and understanding of these devices.
AANA, VirtaMed collaboration to set new standards for arthroscopy training
January 24, 2018The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and VirtaMed have signed a two-year collaboration agreement making VirtaMed the preferred and exclusive partner for Virtual Reality Simulation training. ANNA and VirtaMed will work together to advance and improve the training of arthroscopic surgery skills and standards for proficiency-based training curricula by leveraging the latest virtual reality simulation technology and ANNA’s expertise in Arthroscopic Surgery eduction.
VirtaMed wins Export Award 2019
Over 95% of VirtaMed’s high-fidelity medical training simulators are exported from the company’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, to medical educators around the world. From the USA to China, the 12-year-old company aspires to change the way that medical skills are taught using virtual-reality based simulators.
GynoS™ Obstetric Ultrasound modules launched
The standardized 20+2 approach for obstetric ultrasound examination is included in the new Obstetric Ultrasound simulator from VirtaMed. Launched during the 2019 annual conference of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), VirtaMed’s GynoS™ simulator extends its training modules to include transabdominal and transvaginal obstetric ultrasound.
AANA’s Simulation Room: The Latest in Arthroscopy Education
The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) will debut the AANA J. Whit Ewing, M.D. Simulation Room in the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Oct. 4. The room is named in honor of the late J. Whit Ewing, M.D., a founding member of AANA, former AANA president and pioneer of the “hands-on” advanced skills courses that AANA still offers today.
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