Blood and guts all part of hi-tech event at USC

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Blood and guts all part of hi-tech event at USC


A delegate at last year's SimGHOSTS conference in the USA shows off her simulated wounds

25 June 2014

Bullet wounds, burns, gashes and blood will be on proud display to an international audience at USC on 26-27 June.

The creation of these simulated wounds is all part of the Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) conference being held at the University.

USC Associate Professor of Nursing Dr Patrea Andersen said SimGHOSTS was an international conference for technicians and staff involved in teaching through simulation techniques.

“USC has organised the conference in partnership with SimGHOSTS and it’s the first time the event has been held outside the United States,’’ Dr Andersen said.

“We are hosting 130 delegates from as far away as Saudi Arabia and Canada.”

Dr Anderson said the conference would include hands-on training, community networking and product demonstrations, as well as feature courses on manikin programming, hardware maintenance and audio visual production and systems.

“USC has invested heavily in extending its simulation capacity to enhance student learning,” she said. “This will make a significant contribution to the preparation of the health workforce and health outcomes of the wider community.”

The conference will also showcase USC’s simulation suite, a learning laboratory with cutting-edge technology that caters for skills-based training and simulation events.

“Our equipment includes Sim Man 3G, a $140,000 manikin that can blink, cry and breathe like a real patient and can be used in simulated treatments,” Dr Andersen said.

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