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Stressed about Your Sim Center Design? These 4 Tips Can Help   1213 853 Level 3 Healthcare

Stressed about Your Sim Center Design? These 4 Tips Can Help  

Stressed about Your Sim Center Design? These 4 Tips Can Help  So, you’re designing an academic simulation center. You probably have a pretty good idea of the kinds of spaces you need—somewhere to run simulations and somewhere to debrief them, for example—but what about the technology each of those spaces require to run smoothly and…

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4 Things Every Sim Tech Should Know 1000 667 Level 3 Healthcare

4 Things Every Sim Tech Should Know

4 Things Every Sim Tech Should Know Does your list of responsibilities seem to grow every day? Every organization’s simulation program is a little different and without an industry-wide standard for the role of simulation technician or operations manager, deciding what knowledge, skills, and abilities are most important can be a little daunting. The simulation…

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What You’ll Learn at The Level 3 HC Simulation Boot Camp and Why You Need It 2000 1333 Level 3 Healthcare

What You’ll Learn at The Level 3 HC Simulation Boot Camp and Why You Need It

Are You a Simulation Technician? This Training Is for You Your organization might be ready to shell out the money for a new or expanded healthcare simulation lab, but are you, the simulation technician, fully prepared to operate and manage it? Don’t fret if the answer is no, or maybe, or I don’t know. Level…

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Simulation Experts Discuss Value of EMT Training [Webinar] 1000 589 Level 3 Healthcare

Simulation Experts Discuss Value of EMT Training [Webinar]

Simulation Experts Discuss Value of EMT Training [Webinar] Simulation training has become the gold standard of healthcare education. But when it comes to experience and training for simulation technicians and simulation operators, the industry is still working on standard requirements and expectations. Many people interested in working in the simulation field are left to decide…

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Newton Buchanan Joins the Level 3 Healthcare Team! 1024 597 Level 3 Healthcare

Newton Buchanan Joins the Level 3 Healthcare Team!

Newton Buchanan Joins the Level 3 Healthcare Team! Newton has been involved in healthcare simulation technology, training, and research for over eight years, serving as a simulation engineer/technologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During this time, he established a presence in the simulation technology and large format simulation training arena. His specialties include Audio/Video…

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5 Reasons Your Boss Should Send You to Simulation Boot Camp 1500 1000 Level 3 Healthcare

5 Reasons Your Boss Should Send You to Simulation Boot Camp

Want to Up Your Simulation Game? Boot Camp Can Help As a simulation technician or operations specialist, you know how valuable training can be in helping you better manage and operate your organization’s simulation center. You may also know that Level 3’s three-day, all-inclusive simulation boot Camp is the best place to get that training.…

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How Intelligent Device Monitoring Can Save Your Simulation System 640 480 Level 3 Healthcare

How Intelligent Device Monitoring Can Save Your Simulation System

Ditch Simulation System Downtime with Non-Cloud Monitoring It used to be that the biggest threat to classroom training was a broken piece of chalk or a dead bulb in the overhead projector. As more and more medical training programs and healthcare facilities incorporate complex simulation systems and technologies, however, the number of things that can…

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3 Questions to Answer Before You Choose a Simulation Solution 2000 1333 Level 3 Healthcare

3 Questions to Answer Before You Choose a Simulation Solution

Cheap Simulation Systems Aren’t a Bargain—Here’s Why If you are trying to decide between two pairs of navy blue socks and one costs $5 while the other costs $25, the decision is likely a no-brainer. When it comes to comparing and choosing simulation software, however, you shouldn’t make your decision based on price alone. Unlike…

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Why Debriefing Is Critical to Simulation Training Success 2000 1335 Level 3 Healthcare

Why Debriefing Is Critical to Simulation Training Success

Debriefing Improves Simulation Education—Here’s How Have you ever watched a video of yourself and wondered why in the world you were talking so loudly, playing with your hair, or doing something else that you weren’t aware of at the time? Video can reveal a lot of details that get overlooked in the moment. Simulation training…

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3 Ways Mobile Recording Improves Disaster Preparedness 2000 1335 Level 3 Healthcare

3 Ways Mobile Recording Improves Disaster Preparedness

How Mobile Recording Can Improve Your Disaster Training If there’s a massive pileup on the freeway and 50 injured patients head to your emergency room, will you be ready to receive and treat them? If an earthquake damages your corporate offices, do you know how to evacuate everyone quickly and safely? If a military helicopter…

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3 Budget Hacks for Your High-Fidelity Healthcare Simulation System 2000 1333 Level 3 Healthcare

3 Budget Hacks for Your High-Fidelity Healthcare Simulation System

Simulation Environments for Less If you’ve ever seen a holiday blockbuster film then you’ve probably been transported to a faraway place—a planet at the outer reaches of a futuristic solar system, backstage at a rock concert, or the front lines of World War II—maybe without even realizing it was happening. Healthcare simulation labs require a…

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Brandon Phillips Joins the Level 3 Healthcare Team! 1500 875 Level 3 Healthcare

Brandon Phillips Joins the Level 3 Healthcare Team!

Brandon Phillips Joins the Level 3 Healthcare Team! We are proud to introduce you to our new Level 3 Healthcare Simulation Technology & Operation Specialist, Brandon Phillips! Brandon is a very qualified healthcare simulation subject matter expert, offering you his experience and direction in: Simulation Center Design Simulation Center Organization (LEAN) Moulage, Realism and Suspension…

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4 Things to Look for in a Healthcare Simulation Partner 480 360 Level 3 Healthcare

4 Things to Look for in a Healthcare Simulation Partner

4 Things to Look for in a Healthcare Simulation Partner Creating a functioning, respected healthcare simulation program can be a daunting task. Technology is an increasingly important part of healthcare education, but when planning a simulation lab, you’re doing more than just outfitting a building with cameras and manikins—you’re planning to meet quality, compliance, and…

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Why Simulation Managers Want Educator Standards 1096 851 Level 3 Healthcare

Why Simulation Managers Want Educator Standards

Why Simulation Managers Want Educator Standards Treating a gasping patient who’s reported severe shortness of breath or a postpartum mother who’s hemorrhaging can overwhelm a nursing student. Fortunately, simulated scenarios take the risk out of practicing in such emergencies. Unfortunately, not all nurse educators are trained to plan and implement these simulations to the same…

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Nursing Education: Too Many Hats; Not Enough Heads 1200 800 Level 3 Healthcare

Nursing Education: Too Many Hats; Not Enough Heads

Nursing Education: Too Many Hats; Not Enough Heads Many simulationists share a common issue when it comes to day-to-day operations in a simulation. The reality is, many simulation programs are understaffed, and most faculty already have more hats than they can comfortably wear.  This has many programs looking closer at the evolving simulation operation specialist…

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Simulation Technology? 2000 1226 Level 3 Healthcare

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Simulation Technology?

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Simulation Technology? Just as medicine continues to advance, healthcare simulation—and the standards that govern it—are also evolving. It’s important that healthcare organizations keep up, but how do you know when and what parts of your simulation technology should be upgraded? How to Tell It’s Time for Something New Before…

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3 Steps You Should Take When Planning For Your Healthcare Simulation Facility 1000 681 Level 3 Healthcare

3 Steps You Should Take When Planning For Your Healthcare Simulation Facility

3 Steps You Should Take When Planning For Your Healthcare Simulation Facility Building out a space for a healthcare simulation center involves much more than just finding a space and the technology to put into it. How will the technology work in the space to optimize workflows? How do you ensure the use of space…

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Case Study: University Simulation Center in Provo, Utah 2000 1278 Level 3 Healthcare

Case Study: University Simulation Center in Provo, Utah

Case Study: University Simulation Center in Provo, Utah Level 3 Healthcare successfully implemented SIMStation into a four-year University Simulation Center in Provo, Utah. This center was a retrofit from an existing AV system, and Level 3 Healthcare was brought in to add a new dimension of user feedback, as well as, provide the newest technology…

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4 Ways to Optimize Time as an Operation Specialist 2000 1333 Level 3 Healthcare

4 Ways to Optimize Time as an Operation Specialist

4 Ways to Optimize Time as an Operation Specialist A new hire, a simulation technician for an undergraduate simulation program, attended a manikin vendor’s class on programming scenarios.  She had already been working for many years in various IT roles, so learning the technology used in simulation was an exciting opportunity. The course was attended by over 15 nursing…

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6 Standards for Simulation Programs of Any Size 1900 1082 Level 3 Healthcare

6 Standards for Simulation Programs of Any Size

6 Standards for Simulation Programs of Any Size There are plenty of times when size matters. A bite-sized candy bar won’t always satisfy a sweet tooth and a small business can’t always compete with larger players in their industry. For healthcare simulation programs, however, even a small team with limited funding can succeed just as…

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SimGHOSTS USA 2018 Keynote Speech 2000 1038 Level 3 Healthcare

SimGHOSTS USA 2018 Keynote Speech

SimGHOSTS USA 2018 Keynote Speech SimGHOSTS 2018 USA has officially wrapped up. It was a record breaking year in attendance at SimGHOSTS USA, hosted at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation. The conference was a success – and this successful event started off with a Keynote Speaker,…

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Simulation Provides Low-Cost, Low-Risk Nurse Training 2000 1333 Level 3 Healthcare

Simulation Provides Low-Cost, Low-Risk Nurse Training

Simulation Provides Low-Cost, Low-Risk Nurse Training Nurses are known for how busy they are since patient needs often can’t wait. And the nursing shortage means they need to focus on real patient care without the added responsibility of training students. In fact, a shortage of instructors is a big factor in why nursing schools turned…

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3 Ways to Increase Faculty Buy-In for Simulation 2000 1121 Level 3 Healthcare

3 Ways to Increase Faculty Buy-In for Simulation

3 Ways to Increase Faculty Buy-In for Simulation Imagine someone sitting you down in the cockpit of an airplane and telling you to figure out how to fly it. Seems ridiculous, right? The technology is so daunting and complex, anyone who isn’t a trained pilot would need a lot of help to figure it out.…

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Quality, Seamless Integration, Ease of Use, and Timely Support: What are you willing to pay? 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

Quality, Seamless Integration, Ease of Use, and Timely Support: What are you willing to pay?

Quality, Seamless Integration, Ease of Use, and Timely Support: What are you willing to pay? Several companies have benefited from a manufacturing and service model that delivers on quality and usability.  Think for a moment, when considering computer and device innovation (for example), what computer companies do you think of that fit this characterization?  When…

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How to Solve Common Simulation Challenges 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

How to Solve Common Simulation Challenges

How to Solve Common Simulation Challenges Simulation technology is a hot topic these days, and its popularity is only increasing. Why? Because simulation helps healthcare students and providers prepare for high stakes scenarios in a safe, low-risk environment. Simulation-enabled education and training ultimately improves provider performance and patient outcomes. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t…

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7 Reasons to Standardize Your Simulation Technology 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

7 Reasons to Standardize Your Simulation Technology

7 Reasons to Standardize Your Simulation Technology Simulation technology has become an integral part of the training and education. For industries like medicine and emergency response, where the stakes are high, errors can be costly not only financially but in patient outcomes. Simulation technologies can be a significant investment, but standardizing these solutions can make…

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4 Ways Simulation Technicians Add Value To Your Organization 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

4 Ways Simulation Technicians Add Value To Your Organization

4 Ways Simulation Technicians Add Value To Your Organization In a real life medical emergency, wasting time becomes a matter of life and death. In a simulated medical emergency an actual life isn’t on the line but wasted time can still be damaging. If an educator has to spend time on setting up the system,…

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Meet Scott Atkinson, Our New Simulation Technology Operations Specialist. 958 633 Level 3 Healthcare

Meet Scott Atkinson, Our New Simulation Technology Operations Specialist.

Level 3 Healthcare welcomes Steven Scott Atkinson as our new Simulation Technology & Operations Specialist.  Scott is a healthcare simulation subject matter expert offering experience and direction in: 1) Business Development 3) Consultation Simulation Center Design 4) Education Curriculum Development 5) Simulation Product Development 6) Personal and Professional Development. Scott has invested many years in…

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Meet David Escobar, Our New Director of Healthcare Simulation 900 600 Level 3 Healthcare

Meet David Escobar, Our New Director of Healthcare Simulation

David has been involved in healthcare for over 12 years. He brings over 10 years’ experience as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I) and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS). David has been active within the simulation community by serving on several simulation panels, conducting presentations on the power of 3-D printing in simulation, assisting…

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Introducing Pulse IDM, A 24/7 SIMStation Monitoring Option 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

Introducing Pulse IDM, A 24/7 SIMStation Monitoring Option

Why Healthcare Simulation Technology Is Vital The first time a doctor has to resuscitate a patient, there’s a lot less riding on the outcome if the patient was never alive to begin with. Simulation training in healthcare allows students to learn with less pressure and more opportunities to hone their skills before they use them…

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FAQs: Answers to Common Questions about Simulation in Healthcare Education 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

FAQs: Answers to Common Questions about Simulation in Healthcare Education

FAQs: Answers to Common Questions about Simulation in Healthcare Education Simulated training exercises have been part of medical education for more than 2,000 years. While medical and nursing students once learned their craft using statues with “veins” made of blown glass, today’s medical simulation manikins are sometimes indistinguishable from human patients. Simulation solutions allow students…

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Healthcare Simulation: Cognitive Load in the Control Room Pt2 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

Healthcare Simulation: Cognitive Load in the Control Room Pt2

Healthcare Simulation: Cognitive Load in the Control Room Pt2 We invite you to read Part 1 before you begin reading this section. Part 1 is an introduction to the challenge for the simulationist in regard to cognitive load. Part 2 begins a discussion on the types of technologies that will help address these challenges.  Part…

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Healthcare Simulation: Cognitive Load in the Control Room Pt1 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

Healthcare Simulation: Cognitive Load in the Control Room Pt1

Healthcare Simulation: Cognitive Load in the Control Room Pt1 The Stage: Let’s face it, simulation control rooms could use a huge makeover; so many distractions can overwhelm most simulationists. Cognitive load refers to the total amount of mental effort being used to accomplish a set of tasks, or just one task. The human brain can…

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How Do You Get Certified for Simulation? 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

How Do You Get Certified for Simulation?

How Do You Get Certified for Simulation? Getting certified for simulation isn’t what you think. Simulation certification is still new to Healthcare. As the simulation community has grown, defining the standards to ensure someone is qualified to perform a specific task has been at times, challenging. Since healthcare simulation centers can be found in pre-hospital…

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Navigating AV Systems in Healthcare Simulation 1500 1001 Level 3 Healthcare

Navigating AV Systems in Healthcare Simulation

Navigating AV Systems in Healthcare Simulation “How much training do I need to operate the AV system?” This is the first question I asked myself when starting at a healthcare simulation center. From working with patient simulator’s and skill trainers to programming vital signs and scenario’s, healthcare simulation can have a big learning curve for…

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