by Tom Overlie
There’s a familiar saying: Practice Makes Perfect. That’s especially true in the medical field where a simple mistake can lead to serious, even deadly, consequences. At Mayo Clinic’s Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Jacksonville, Florida, innovative tools are being used to shape the future direction of medical training. The Anatomage is one of those tools. It’s a virtual dissection table used by nurses, doctors and surgeons to train, rehearse, save time and lives. Dr. Michael Maniaci is co-director of the Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville Simulation Center. He says, “You can print a 3-D image whatever you want. You want to 3-D print a tumor and practice off a tumor, you can do that.”
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Context: Michael Maniaci, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic internist. Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Centers are located at Mayo's campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The centers offer simulated experiential learning via task training, virtual reality training, and high-fidelity scenarios using patient manikins, trained medical actors and a range of specialized medical simulation equipment. You can read more about the simulation centers here.
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