2 min read

Mentice Appoints Thanos Karras as Americas General Manager to Accelerate Group’s Growth Strategy

By Mentice on Jul 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Gothenburg, Sweden

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice Expands its Coronary Product Portfolio with an Advanced Software Solution for Coronary Interventions

By Mentice on May 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Coronary Advanced to Help Fellows and Attending Interventional Cardiologists to Perfect Skills in Complex Scenarios

Topics: Product Releases Endovascular Training Press Release
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Mentice Launches Seventh Generation Platform Aimed to Transform Endovascular Therapy

By Mentice on May 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM

VIST® G7 Introduces a Virtual Patient to Help Doctors AcquireRetain, and Enhance Skills in the Absence of Procedural Volume.  

Topics: Product Releases Endovascular Training Press Release
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Mentice expands Coronary Product Portfolio with the introduction of Coronary Intermediate software

By Mentice on Mar 12, 2020 10:01:13 AM

Mentice AB (STO: MNTC), a world leader in simulation solutions for endovascular therapies, introduces Coronary Intermediate as the latest software addition to the Coronary Product Portfolio. Coronary Intermediate follows the introduction of Coronary Essentials three months earlier at the 20th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2020).

Topics: Press Release Coronary Intermediate
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Mentice Showcases First-of-Its-Kind Flexible Coronary Training Solution at IMSH 2020

By Mentice on Jan 13, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Mentice AB (STO: MNTC), a world leader in simulation solutions for endovascular therapies, will be showcasing the first of-its-kind flexible Coronary Essentials training solution at the 20th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2020) in San Diego from January 19 to January 22.

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice and Siemens Healthineers collaborate to perform a live LAAC procedure on a virtual patient in the angio-suite at TCT 2019

By Mentice on Sep 23, 2019 6:01:59 PM

Mentice AB (STO: MNTC), a world leader in simulation solutions for endovascular therapies, is teaming with Siemens Healthineers to perform a live LAAC procedure at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2019 symposium being held in San Francisco September 25-29.

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice introduces its advanced, high-fidelity VIST® One TEE echocardiography training solution at TCT Symposium 2019

By Mentice on Sep 16, 2019 3:11:08 PM

Mentice AB (STO: MNTC), a world leader in simulation solutions for endovascular therapies will be showcasing its uniquely realistic VIST® One TEE transesophageal echocardiography simulation solution at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Symposium 2019, held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center September 25-29.

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice Introduces Today Subscription-Based Pricing for its Endovascular-Simulation Training Software

By Mentice on Aug 6, 2019 2:36:04 PM

Introduction to Health Systems brings transparency, flexibility and predictability; opens new opportunities for clinicians to rapidly deploy simulation training for new and existing endovascular therapies.

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice and Siemens Healthineers bring a virtual patient to the angio-suite

By Joint Press Release by Mentice and Siemens Healthineers on Jun 24, 2019 10:03:00 AM

 

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice and Siemens Healthineers to perform a live case with an Edwards CardiobandTM Tricuspid Valve Reconstruction System on a virtual patient in the angio-suite

By Mentice and Siemens on May 22, 2019 2:38:31 PM

EuroPCR, 21-24 May 2019, Paris, France

by Siemens Healthineers and Mentice |  May 22, 2019

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice and RAD-AID collaborate to help improve access to Interventional Radiology in resource-constrained regions of the world.

By Mentice on Mar 19, 2019 1:40:00 PM

 

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice strengthens contribution to patient safety; joins Patient Safety & Quality Coalition at Institute for Healthcare Improvement

By Mentice on Mar 11, 2019 9:58:00 AM

 

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice appoints Thanos Karras new VP of Global Marketing

By Mentice on Mar 5, 2019 9:59:00 AM

 

Topics: Press Release
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Endovascular Simulation Specialist Mentice Appoints Chief Clinical Officer

By Mentice on Jan 9, 2019 10:03:00 AM

 

Topics: Press Release
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Mentice: New Research Concludes Metric-based Simulation Helps Improve How Physicians Learn Mechanical Thrombectomy

By Mentice on Jun 11, 2018 10:22:00 AM

Topics: Press Release
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PAE - a complement—not a competitor—to existing procedures for benign prostatic hyperplasia

By Dominic Steffel on May 12, 2017 12:47:06 PM


Dr. Marc Sapoval, head of the Vascular and Oncological Interventional Radiology Department at the Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou in Paris, discusses prostatic artery embolization (PAE), and the training IRs need in order to master this promising procedure.

Topics: Simulation Blog
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Simulation training for prostatic artery embolization: What it means for interventional radiologists and BPH patients

By Dominic Steffel on Mar 14, 2017 1:49:33 PM


In this interview Dr. Shivank Bhatia, Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology and Urology at the University of Miami Hospital, speaks about Prostatic Artery Embolization, the relatively new minimally invasive procedure to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Dr. Bhatia highlights what this new procedure means for interventional radiologists as well as the training aids available to help drastically reduce the learning curve.

Topics: Simulation Blog
3 min read

Simulation will play an important part in the future of stroke care

By Johan Lindkvist on Mar 6, 2017 12:07:52 PM


 

Over the past few years, the landscape of stroke care has changed dramatically due to technological advances and increased possibilities to train on endovascular procedures.
I spoke to Dr. L. Nelson Hopkins, also affectionately known as The Godfather of Endovascular Neurosurgery, about the future of stroke care, challenges and barriers, and why simulation will play an important part.


Topics: Endovascular Training
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Simulation Training is the Future for Surgeons

By Francesco Leone on Nov 9, 2016 1:18:18 PM

What do a surgeon and a pilot have in common? The answer is simulation training. At least if Dr. Gallis would forecast the future - and he is not alone in that opinion. 

Topics: Endovascular Training
4 min read

Recognizing and responding to stroke

By David Patterson on Nov 2, 2016 3:55:17 PM

David Patterson is an instructor & trainer at Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Training Center. The mission of the organization is to provide health professionals top quality ACLS training as well as Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. In one of his articles, he writes about recognizing and responding to stroke.

Topics: Emergency Procedures
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Global Trends & Changes in Trauma Management

By Professor Lars Lönn MD, PhD, EBIR on Aug 31, 2016 10:20:50 AM

Despite numerous technological advances in clinical trauma specialities including surgery, the mortality from major trauma is still a challenge. However, the trauma management landscape has changed a lot.

Topics: Simulation Blog
1 min read

Mentice receives grant to develop a simulation-based training system for stroke treatment

By Johan Lindkvist on May 23, 2016 11:32:17 AM

Mentice has received a grant from the Swedish government agency for innovation, Vinnova, to develop a simulation-based training system including validated metrics capable of assessing proficiency in treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS).

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Value-Based Healthcare from a Mentice Perspective

By Göran Malmberg CEO on May 12, 2016 10:56:24 AM

Value-Based Healthcare is snowballing its way into the gateways of many healthcare systems across the world. We believe that simulation used for refining and verifying interventional skills should play a significant part in shaping the future for Value-Based Healthcare. In this blog article, I will discuss Value-Based Healthcare from a Mentice perspective; continuous skills development and assessment using high fidelity simulation solutions.

Topics: Endovascular Training
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Virtual Reality proves useful in training experienced doctors. An interview with Dr Antony Gallagher.

By Linda Nicolini on Apr 22, 2016 4:42:20 PM

Dr Gallagher, you are very well known to the academic and clinical world for your extensive research on VR. Tell us a little more about the latest paper you published together with Dr Cates and Prof. Lonn: Prospective, randomised and blinded comparison of proficiency-based progression full-physics virtual reality simulator training versus invasive vascular experience for learning carotid artery angiography by very experienced operators.

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Top 3 reasons why we use Mentice’s simulator for training endovascular procedures

By Dr. Kornelia Kreiser on Apr 12, 2016 7:06:24 PM

In the Department of Neuroradiology at the Technical University of Munich in Germany, we have decided to use Mentice’s simulators for training on endovascular procedures. We have implemented simulators into the interventional radiology residents’ daily practice for diagnosis of cerebral angiograms. In this blog post, I will share our experience of simulation training and top three reasons why we use Mentice’s simulator.


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How Endovascular Treatment Can Help Patients Recover Faster After a Stroke

By Linda Nicolini on Feb 29, 2016 12:37:52 PM

Act F.A.S.T. urges a popular stroke awareness campaign aimed at educating people to recognize the most common symptoms of a stroke and react quickly: Face drooping, Arm weakness and difficulties in Speech? It is then Time to call the emergency and seek help.

Topics: Emergency Procedures
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We're signing partnership with UCC's ASSERT!

By Mentice on Jan 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM


The collaboration will advance procedural skills training for all healthcare professionals by ensuring that medical training is effective and relevant.
Topics: Endovascular Training
1 min read

How simulation can be used in clinical trials

By Matar Dakhil on Nov 3, 2015 2:11:00 PM


As a lot of device manufacturers’ products are under efficacy scrutiny and cost pressure, the role of well-designed clinical trials proving economic and treatment benefits is mounting. 

 

 

Topics: Emergency Procedures
1 min read

Doctors practicing on a plastic patient

By Lotta Sernryd on Oct 19, 2015 1:00:00 AM


 

It's very close to real life to practice on the Mentice VIST-Lab.

 

Topics: User Stories
1 min read

To increase awarness of radiation doses we partnered with FluoroSafety

By Lotta Sernryd on Oct 9, 2015 6:05:14 PM




Topics: Radiation Safety
2 min read

He faced health issues as a result of chronic, low-level exposure to ionising radiation through his work. Watch the video.

By Lotta Sernryd on Sep 23, 2015 4:00:00 PM



Topics: Radiation Safety
2 min read

4 Key Factors to Reduce Radiation - Free Infographic / Poster 

By Edward Fält on Sep 22, 2015 2:00:00 PM


It is often easy to forget that there are serious risks involved in using too much radiation.

Topics: Radiation Safety
4 min read

Developing the simulation experience The Three Tiers of Development

By The Mentice Developers on Sep 17, 2015 4:05:26 PM




Topics: Endovascular Training
1 min read

3 new exciting training programs for Simulation Centers

By Lotta Sernryd on Sep 14, 2015 9:44:00 AM

Inspiration and new opportunities

New research and reports have created an education and development push for hospitals globally. Learn about three new exciting training programs you can set up at your simulation center to attract more attendees and possibly generate new revenue. 

Topics: User Tips
1 min read

Free paper - How to design a Simulation Team Training program

By Ronald S. Winokur on Aug 19, 2015 2:42:06 PM


DR. WINOKUR is an Interventional Radiologist with a special interest in improving patient safety through interdisciplinary teamwork. 

 

Topics: Endovascular Training
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Understanding Sheaths and Catheters

By Mentice on Jul 28, 2015 11:39:00 PM

Free tools for Medical Training / Simulation centers

Having had the opportunity to work with physicians and support staff from hospitals and medical schools around the country, one common theme that has continually presented itself is that learners don’t often have a comfortable understanding of the sheaths and catheters that are commonly used in today’s procedures.

Topics: User Tips
1 min read

The most interesting papers about endovascular simulation training

By Professor Lars Lönn MD, PhD, EBIR on Jul 22, 2015 9:46:00 PM

Free white paper - Endovascular simulation training


A COMMON QUESTION in clinic is: “How experienced and skilled are you and your team?”, and the team might even ask themselves: “How skilled are we really”? Although closely supervised and trained under a gradually-increasing responsibility principle, a time will come when there is no immediate available back-up in the catheterization lab. Furthermore, increased transparency and public awareness of medical errors has opened up a Pandora’s Box regarding a physician’s skill level and experience.


Topics: Endovascular Training
1 min read

CURRICULUM IDEAS - Examples and Suggestions

By Ben Speich on Jul 8, 2015 10:29:00 AM


Creating curricula is hard. I don’t enjoy it and if anyone does I will gladly buy you a steak dinner.
Topics: User Tips
1 min read

Clinical Videos - Ideas for making a better training experience

By Chris Burri on Jun 25, 2015 1:58:00 PM


Mentice has made a series of clinical ideas videos. We have shared them on our YouTube channel where they can be found under playlist.

These videos will provide you with inspiration and education, or you can simply share them with your colleagues and fellow simulation staff. We have started our first round of videos with:

Topics: User Tips
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Release of Radiation Safety Trainer

By Lotta Sernryd on Jun 11, 2015 2:55:00 PM


Radiation exposure for patient and medical staff is a burning topic for all healthcare providers. The Radiation Safety Trainer provides a comprehensive and complete solution by means of a radiation safety training program for all cath lab and interventional suite staff. 

Topics: Product Releases
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Training Videos for Simulation

By Mentice on May 20, 2015 9:25:00 AM

Mentice and the UKETS groups have been partners for some time. We believe in sharing the knowledge of those with experience with students and anyone interested in the endovascular workspace.


Topics: User Tips
1 min read

5 things experts think about when building simulation training programs

By Shiela Wherry on May 14, 2015 1:17:00 PM


THOSE CHARGED WITH the mission of building robust simulation training programs often find themselves in unfamiliar territory with little guidance on the best course of action. Potential healthcare stakeholders have a wide array of needs, leading to challenges in providing a ‘‘one size fits all” solution when it comes to providing guidelines on how to develop applicable training programs.


Topics: Endovascular Training
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How to Design a Curriculum for Healthcare Simulation

By Patrick Henn on May 5, 2015 11:53:00 AM




HOW TO DESIGN A CURRICULUM for Healthcare Simulation is intended to take you through the process of curricular design. It will show you how to select and develop the essential components that, together, deliver the key elements of the curriculum.

 

Topics: Endovascular Training
1 min read

3 big releases in years - Radiation Safety Trainer is one of them!

By Lotta Sernryd on Mar 31, 2015 3:55:00 PM

All good things come in threes.

That is why we are launching three major product releases.

Topics: Product Releases
1 min read

How to create a webinar on your Mentice simulator

By Lotta Sernryd on Dec 28, 2014 3:13:00 PM


USING THE MENTICE SIMULATOR, you can build web-based knowledge transfer experiences at a low cost and with a high degree of efficiency. 

Topics: User Tips
3 min read

Vascular Trauma Management Release

By Lotta Sernryd on Oct 31, 2014 1:38:00 PM


Trauma is the main cause of death in individuals under 44 years of age in the US, and accounts for over 40 million emergency room visits per year. Increased use of endovascular treatment methods, where small wires and catheters are threaded through a patient’s blood vessels, has the potential to offer great advantages in vascular trauma over traditional methods.

Topics: Product Releases
13 min read

Update of the VIST-Lab and 16 modules

By Lotta Sernryd on Oct 13, 2014 11:39:00 AM


The new version of the VIST-Lab is an improved clinical set-up that continues to offer many opportunities for various training environments that enhance efficient learning processes. The 16 standard modules have received functionality upgrades and many improvements have been implemented thanks to customer feedback.

Topics: Product Releases
4 min read

Release 1 - Radiation Safety, New Control Box and Update of all 18 standard training modules

By Lotta Sernryd on Apr 14, 2014 2:24:00 PM


Daniel and Dominic from our Product Team present all the details of what’s new in this recorded release webinar.


Topics: Product Releases
2 min read

Mentice Premium support

By Ben Speich on Mar 25, 2014 11:17:00 AM


When you invest in a sophisticated tool, you want it to work as efficiently as possible. Sign up for Premium Support and make sure your Mentice solution is up and running 24/7

Topics: Product Releases
3 min read

New product release from Mentice: VIST Case-It

By Lotta Sernryd on Oct 28, 2013 3:13:00 PM


Import your patient anatomy data and prepare yourself and your team for challenging cases.

 

Topics: Product Releases
3 min read

VIST Case-It - Create simulation case from existing patient anatomies

By Lotta Sernryd on Jul 24, 2013 12:07:00 PM


Easy-to-use Patient Specific Endovascular Simulation

Today, this exciting technology lives on and has evolved into our state-of-the-art VIST® Case-It technology – a unique solution that creates a Mentice simulation case from existing patient anatomies with only a few clicks.

  • Teach post-procedure – re-enact the experience
  • Practice treatment options
Topics: Product Releases
3 min read

Carotidworld – A website devoted to carotid pathology

By Prof. Fabrizio Fanelli on Jul 16, 2013 3:55:00 PM


In this blog post Prof. Fanelli, a world-wide expert on carotid artery stenting and teaching, focuses on the website www.carotidworld.org. The site is entirely devoted to carotid pathology.

Topics: Emergency Procedures
2 min read

“Never neglect an opportunity for improvement” – Sir William Jones

By Dr. Sebastian Mafeld / Mr. Craig Nesbitt on Mar 25, 2013 4:04:00 PM


Could an iPhone app improve the process and experience of endovascular simulation? We believe it can, that’s why we created the “UKETS Logbook” app together with Mentice. 

Topics: Endovascular Training
3 min read

Endovascular simulation remains an exciting and evolving field

By Dr. Sebastian Mafeld / Mr. Craig Nesbitt on Feb 25, 2013 4:13:00 PM


As co-founders of UKETS (www.ukets.org), this blog entry highlights our experiences over the past 12 months. Endovascular simulation remains an exciting and evolving field yet its implementation globally is highly varied.  

Topics: User Stories
3 min read

A look back at healthcare and simulation in 2012

By Göran Malmberg CEO on Dec 21, 2012 4:16:00 PM


Most analyst expectations for 2012 were highly pessimistic and we can now conclude that the actual development during the year turned out better than expected. In the health care arena, a couple of things, mainly in the United States, stood out.

Topics: Endovascular Training
3 min read

Man – Machine: Assessment of human performance?

By Bo Bech on Dec 6, 2012 4:48:00 PM

What specific knowledge, skills and attitudes does the endovascular expert operator possess? And, which stages do novice candidates have to pass through on their way to proficiency?

Topics: Endovascular Training
3 min read

Will robot “autodoctors” take over in the operating room?

By Edward Fält on Nov 14, 2012 4:23:00 PM


Will tomorrow’s physicians perhaps use “autodoctors” to handle routine steps of a diagnosis or treatment, while the physician only steps in for critical or unforeseen parts?

A couple of weeks ago now I went to watch the latest Ridley Scott movie – Prometheus. The movie’s main character is a young scientist by the name of Elizabeth Shaw leading a team of explorers to distant parts of the universe on a quest to discover clues to the origins of mankind on Earth.

Topics: Endovascular Training
4 min read

The hospital “Pit Crew”

By Göran Malmberg CEO on Oct 24, 2012 4:27:00 PM


I am a frequent reader of the Interventional News and most recently I read the issue distributed at the CIRSE congress  [1]  in Lisbon a couple of weeks ago. One of the articles that caught my attention was discussing the use of comprehensive checklists implemented per discipline and in this case targeting interventional radiology. [2]
Topics: Emergency Procedures
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“How many times have you done this procedure, doc?”

By Max Berry on Sep 13, 2012 4:30:00 PM


Questions such as this from proactive, increasingly knowledgeable patients place a physician (resident, fellow or newly minted attending) on the horns of an ethical dilemma.  Although fellows are closely supervised and trained under a gradually increasing responsibility principle (based upon subjective evaluation), a time will come when there is no one available to back you up in the catheterization lab.

Fact: Someone has to be a physician’s first case of any given type. However, no one really wants to be that person.

Topics: Emergency Procedures
3 min read

Tracking return on investment to improve patient safety

By Göran Malmberg CEO on Aug 21, 2012 4:33:00 PM

Almost every day we read about demands on our healthcare systems to cut expenditure. One of the most common strategies to do this is through the consolidation of hospitals, thus creating larger care units to spread fixed costs and expand patient access to services.

Topics: Endovascular Training
2 min read

Technology in medicine opens the door for simulation training

By Edward Fält on Aug 7, 2012 5:45:00 PM

Have you ever thought about the complex communication required for a modern operating room to work? I am not only referring to communication person to person, but to ALL communication, both machine-to-machine, machine-to-human, and of course also human-to-human. This exchange and flow of information must be effective to allow for safe clinical practise.

Topics: Endovascular Training
9 min read

What’s the big deal about full physics simulation?

By Anthony G Gallagher Ph.D. on Jul 3, 2012 5:52:00 PM

Mentice welcomes Anthony G Gallagher, Ph.D. who is one of the leading exponents and international experts on the design, application and validation of VR in medicin. He currently works in the School of Medicine, University College Cork (UCC) and this week he is our guest blogger. 
Topics: Endovascular Training
6 min read

Bridging the Gap between Clinical Reality and Computer Simulation

By Edward Fält on Jun 18, 2012 4:43:00 PM

Dear readers,

It is time for another blog post and with this I want to introduce Edward Fält, Vice President Business Development New Initiatives at Mentice. During his time at Mentice, Edward has had the opportunity to work with both core development activities, clinical interactions to define details of a product as well as marketing activities to appropriately position the use of simulation to maximize value for clients. In this blog Edward discusses the link between technology and medicine and the blog is intended to introduce the importance of disruptive technologies in medical simulation and more specifically full physics simulation with respect to endovascular procedures. 

Göran Malmberg, CEO/President

Topics: Endovascular Training
4 min read

How Many Deaths Are Due to Medical Error? Do we have the right numbers or are we guessing?

By Göran Malmberg CEO on May 14, 2012 4:44:00 PM

Just over a decade ago, the patient safety movement gained strength in the United Kingdom and the United States as both countries were publically humiliated with high profile cases of medical mistakes which led to investigation and two key reports being published in 1999 (The Institute of Medicine’s  To Err is Human [1]  in the US) and in 2000 ( An Organisation with a Memory [2]  in the UK).
Topics: Endovascular Training
5 min read

Act now to ensure CT is not ‘the doughnut of death’ in trauma

By Professor Lars Lönn MD, PhD, EBIR on Apr 11, 2012 4:45:00 PM


Below you will find an article originally published in ECR Today 2012 © ESR – European Society of Radiology. Featured are Professor Lars Lönn, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen and Dr David Kessel immediate past president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology and consultant radiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, U.K.

Both gentlemen are senior and very experienced in the area and both have used simulation extensible for education. The article is focusing on the opportunity however also challenges using Computer Tomography with respect to trauma care and opportunities to save lives, if this is implemented in a correct way.

Enjoy your reading.

Göran Malmberg, CEO at Mentice AB

Topics: Emergency Procedures
3 min read

Are you prepared when life changes in a heartbeat?

By Per Warvås on Mar 29, 2012 4:46:00 PM


This week our Director of Technology Per Warvås is providing his thoughts on the incident from last week where the professional footballer Fabrice Muamba suffered from Cardiac Arrest . As a fanatic sportsman and soccer fan, Per took this very emotionally and is trying to highlight his thoughts on how we deal with serious incidents such as this.

Enjoy your reading. 
Regards
Göran Malmberg

Topics: Emergency Procedures User Stories
2 min read

Why patients should care if their doctors are using simulation to learn

By Göran Malmberg CEO on Mar 9, 2012 6:10:00 PM

We all read in the newspapers that our hospitals have to cut costs, have not enough trained personnel who also sometimes have to work extreme hours. In Europe we are trying to get working hours down to below 10 hours per day, in the United States residents’ working weeks have to be maximum 80 hours a week! In parallel, medical disciplines are getting more and more advanced with the use of new equipment, new techniques as well as advanced medical devices.

Topics: Endovascular Training