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Train Better. Train Smarter. Train at Nicholson.

Posted by Todd Larson, RN, BSN, MSIT, CNOR on Oct 25, 2018 9:01:00 AM

When we all entered the healthcare field we all knew that we started the process of life-long learning. As technology continues to rapidly develop, our learning needs continue to grow in order to provide safe quality healthcare to our patients. The Nicholson Center serves as a center of excellence for healthcare education, and we work every day with industry and healthcare providers worldwide to deliver innovative educational programs.

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Topics: ACS, Education, Medical Training

EMS Week: Medical Training Collaboration

Posted by Ethan Marciano on May 24, 2018 9:30:00 AM

 The 44th Annual National EMS Week is underway, which gives us the chance to recognize EMS practitioners and the amazing work they do in our communities. We have exciting news to help ring in this week: we are launching a training partnership with the City of Orlando Fire Department (OFD) to help save lives in the Greater Orlando Area.

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Topics: Medical Training, Medical Technology, Cadaver Labs

What To Look For In Terms of Imaging for Your Training Event

Posted by Kaylee Manigat on Apr 5, 2018 2:17:45 PM

How would you like to hold a training course in a facility with a certified X-ray tech and a state of the art C-arm? It’s important to have a certified and trained technologist in with you during your labs so that they can provide the best quality imaging for your needs. Being attached to an award winning hospital allows us to fulfill all of your imaging needs from C-arm imaging, CT’s, MRI’s and X-ray. It is also important to consider the safety of your attendees, which is why wearing full wrap around lead is necessary and is provided for you.

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Topics: Medical Conference, Medical Training

What To Look For In Your Cadaver Lab 

Posted by Tony Basica on Jan 31, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Choosing cadaveric tissue is important to consider when preparing for a surgical training event. There are many aspects when considering the use of tissue, utmost of course is the fact that these are people that wanted their last gift in life to be used to help further the scientific and medical fields and we need to remember to honor that request in the best way possible. 

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Topics: Cadaver Labs, Fresh Frozen, Medical Training

What You Need to Know about OSAS

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Nov 22, 2017 8:52:29 AM

Our Chief Medical Officer, Scott Magnuson, MD invites you to participate in our fifth annual OSAS Surgery International Course from February 25-27, 2018 at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center. Dr. Magnuson will by joined by his esteemed, international, co-course directors, Filippo Montevecchi, MD (Italy), Julia Crawford, MD (Australia), and Claudio Vicini, MD (Italy). This course was created to show-case the up-to-date surgical procedures available to treat those who cannot tolerate non-surgical treatment options.

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Topics: OSAS, Sleep Apnea, Treatment Options for OSA, Medical Training, Medical Conference, Didactic

­­Meet Our Chief Learning Officer: Monica Reed, MD

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Sep 5, 2017 1:01:20 PM
“The growing of knowledge creates change naturally and organically, and change is how we advance ourselves, peers, culture and all of mankind.” –Monica Reed, MD
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Topics: Medical Training, Medical News

Vlog: What does the flexdex bring to laparoscopy?

Posted by Roger Smith, PhD on Aug 1, 2017 11:24:34 AM

With the increasing innovation within the Robotic Surgery space, we took a look at how these changes are influencing the laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgery instrumentation industry.


Our Chief Technology Officer, Roger Smith, PhD, had the chance to test out the FlexDex surgical instrument, which combines the dexterity of robotic surgery with a laparoscopic surgical device. Dr. Smith’s extensive research in robotic surgery has provided him insights on many potential implications for the FlexDex instrument, and how it may play a valuable role in the future of minimally invasive surgery technologies.

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Topics: Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation, Medical Training, Robotic Surgery, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

How to Make Your Medical Training Event Over the Top

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Jul 12, 2017 3:03:33 PM

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Do you hope to "wow" the person you are meeting? Why not consider the same experience for hosting a medical training event? Enter the conversation of how to take your training event above and beyond the call of duty. Hopefully you will have selected a training facility that offers top of the line service. A dedicated audio/visual team, onsite concierge, expert lab staff, and a world class facility are just some of the ways to do that. Now, let's learn how to translate that into your already packed agenda.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Medical Conference, Meeting Planning, Medical Training

Important Questions to Ask Your Medical Training Facility

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Jun 21, 2017 3:14:11 PM

You have reserved space for numerous other meetings, and suddenly the curve ball is thrown at you, “can you organize a medical training conference? We also need lab space.” Before becoming overwhelmed with trying to find a location that will best fit your client’s needs, as well as other meeting planning duties, make sure you have done your homework on the training site. Here is a list of questions worth asking before securing your location.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Medical Training, Meeting Planning

The Importance of Quality Cadavers

Posted by Kendall Beaumont on May 30, 2017 3:56:53 PM

Here at the Nicholson Center, we provide state-of-the-art inanimate tissue labs, which can accommodate a diverse selection of wet labs. Supplying trainees with the most realistic environment is extremely important, which is why we have fresh frozen tissue, a vast selection of instrumentation, and state-of-the-art OR training spaces.

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Topics: Cadaver Labs, Medical Training

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