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Medicus Megabytes: Weekly Roundup, 10/9/15

Linking you to industry trends, tips, and news

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  • An alliance between the manufacturer of TraumaMan—a surgical simulator approved for use in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses by the American College of Surgeons—and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has resulted in the donation of more than 100 simulators to medical schools throughout the world. Seattle-based Simulab is providing the simulators to PETA at a reduced cost and will supply discounted replacement sets to participating institutions, shares Reuters Health.
  • American Airlines has introduced real-time online baggage tracking in response to customers’ requests for the technology. Currently, the service is available only through the carrier’s website, as reported by Consumerist. To pinpoint their luggage, travelers must click on the site’s “track your bags” button and enter their last name and bag-tag number.

However you plan to spend the weekend, here’s wishing you a great one!