In Research World, Walter Reed Fights Malaria While New Facility Seeks To Prevent Medical Errors
Two news outlets profile Washington-area research facilities.
NPR: Military Medicine's Long War Against Malaria
Most people know "the Walter Reed" as a mammoth military medical center in Washington, D.C., where both U.S. presidents and ordinary war-wounded soldiers get their care. ... (But) the center's Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, housed for the past decade on its own campus in Maryland, just outside Washington, is one of the world's premier research centers for infectious diseases. No other place has done as much to prevent and treat malaria. And certainly, no one has done it so cheaply (Knox, 9/1).
Modern Healthcare: A High-Tech Effort Inside The Beltway To Prevent Medical Errors
There's a new stop on the road to eliminating major patient-safety events. It's the 6,000-square-foot Clinical Simulation Center in northwest Washington that opened to healthcare providers and students earlier this year. The facility, operated by SiTEL, which is MedStar Health system's training organization, was opened to the press in August after it was moved from another location in the region. The new location will serve not only clinicians from MedStar's eight regional hospitals but also students from nearby Georgetown University Medical School. The idea behind the high-tech facility is that people generally learn best not from reading but by doing and reviewing what they just did, according to Dr. Yuri Millo, director of SiTEL (Daly, 9/1).