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Dr. Thomas Burch M.D., Cardiac Anesthesiologist from Boston Children’s Hospital gives a personal account of how simulation training using the HeartWorks system helped to increase his confidence with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in his patient care. “I first came across the HeartWorks Simulator back in 2005 when I began teaching Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE). At that time…


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Exploring the use of Ultrasound in ALS Training

On the 17th July, Darent Valley Hospital hosted and piloted the first Cardiac Arrest Ultrasound Course in the UK. The course, which is intended as an adjunct to current Advanced Life Support (ALS) training, has been designed to determine when and how ultrasound should be employed within current ALS guidelines and protocols in treating the…


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MedaPhor wins first ScanTrainer customer in India

MedaPhor Group plc is pleased to announce its first ScanTrainer sales in India. Indira IVF, a leading group of private fertility clinics in India, has purchased three ScanTrainer Transvaginal training simulators to meet the growing ultrasound training demands of its 80 clinicians and 90 embryologists across its 22 fertility centres across India. The group plans to…


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Introducing the Derby Ultrasound Critical Care Course (DUCC) featuring HeartWorks

The Royal Derby University Hospital’s Ultrasound in Critical Care Course (DUCC) developed by Dr. Craig Morris, Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist, is a stimulating 2-day course of lectures and workshops covering the essentials of transthoracic echocardiography in critical care settings. The course is CPD accredited by FICE (Focused Intensive Care Echo) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA).…


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University of Hertfordshire achieves 100% transvaginal pass rate with ScanTrainer

The University of Hertfordshire needed an advanced simulation solution to counter the lack of clinical practice opportunities for its ultrasound students. Since implementing a ScanTrainer Transvaginal Simulator (TVS), student confidence levels are at an all-time high and the University is achieving a 100% pass rate across all transvaginal modules. Limited clinical practice opportunities adversely affected…