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Lou Oberndorf establishes the Oberndorf Clinical Artificial Intelligence Scholars Award

OEI Chairman and CEO Lou Oberndorf establishes the Oberndorf Clinical Artificial Intelligence Scholars Award at the University of Florida

Last year, OEI Chairman and CEO, Lou Oberndorf established the Oberndorf Clinical Artificial Intelligence Scholars Award at the University of Florida, the college’s first-ever AI-focused award. The award creates an endowed fund that will be disbursed in perpetuity as a monetary prize for second-, third- or fourth-year medical students working on AI-focused team research projects.

Trends in Nursing Education and Training

Nurses posing in front of a hospital for National Nurses Week

There is a never-ending demand for high-quality patient care. Yet, there continues to be a widening skills gap caused by the early retirement of seasoned healthcare workers. MedPage Today stresses that this shortage is not a novel issue. A paper in Nursing Economics from 2010 estimated that more than 1 million registered nurses would retire from the workforce between 2010 to 2030 and take years of knowledge with them.

Changing landscapes of military conflicts require rethinking of casualty care.

U.S. Military soldiers assisting injured soldier

On the battlefield, care providers have what is called a “golden hour’ to apply their life-saving skills at the point of injury before handing off to a fully equipped military field hospital.

Senior Military leadership are warning that future conflicts with near-peer adversaries such as China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and others will create a “tyranny of distance” that will impair the quick evacuation of wounded combatants to a higher level of medical care. This creates a Prolonged Casualty Care (PCC) situation for Service Members.

SSH Fund Announces Three New Major Donations

Lou Oberndorf Chairman and CEO of Operative Experience giving a speech at IMSH

OEI Chairman and CEO, Lou Oberndorf provided early momentum to the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s SSH Fund recently, when he announced a four-year $50,000 commitment to add to the Oberndorf Endowed Lecture Fund. 

Grounded in history, going forward with innovation

Lou Oberndorf Chairman and CEO of Operative Experience headshot

Operative Experience Inc. is no newcomer to simulation-based training. In fact, it began on those very shoulders of earlier generations of simulation-based pioneers. OEI’s Chairman and CEO, Lou Oberndorf, has a long history of pioneering in patient simulation.

We take a look at how that history has helped mold Operative Experience into a healthcare simulation leader with a passion for innovation.

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2023

Newborn baby with mother

March 12th through the 18th this year is Patient Safety Awareness Week.   This week-long observation of all things patient safety highlights the role in which healthcare professionals contribute to advancing patient safety, reducing uncertainty and improving healthcare outcomes.  These markers benefit all stakeholders in the healthcare space – families, the patients themselves, and those who […]

Can Obstetric Simulation Technology Help Reduce Maternal Morbidity?

Image of a mother cuddling her new baby in a hospital bed

By Harlyn HeathThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes maternal morbidity as the “unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery that result in significant short- or long-term consequences to a woman’s health.” Despite advances in medicine, the country still sees about 650 to 750 maternal deaths annually. However, The Commonwealth Fund states that the overall […]

OEI’s TCCS Simulator Nails It for the U.S. Military

U.S. Military soldiers with an injured soldier waiting for a medical helicopter to land

The United States military is the largest in the world. Ensuring that more than one million service members build the requisite knowledge, skill, and proficiency they will rely on in life-or-death situations is a considerable challenge. Some of the most critical training for the Department of Defense (DOD) is how to train soldiers and medics […]

Stop the Bleed – the Basic Skills that can Save Lives

Stop the Bleed training

With the increase in intentional mass-casualty events and the rise in gun and knife crimes on individuals, the injuries seen in the civilian world have become all too similar to those suffered on the field of combat. One such tragic event was the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The shocking loss of life […]