Continuing with our IMSH-2016 coverage, today we are sharing a quick IMSH 2016 interview with Dynasthetics who engineered the Vitalsbridge enabling you to connect your Laerdal SimMan 3G to a real patient monitor. Although this technology was announced last year Dynasthetics is representing the product in conjunction with Laerdal.
The VitalsBridge is compatible with the following manikins:
- Laerdal SimMan 3G
- Laerdal SimMan Jr.
- Laerdal SimMan Essential
The VitalsBridge is also compatible with most ICU monitors as well as spot-check and respiration specific monitors:
- Philips Intellivue
- GE CareStation
Increase Simulation Realism and Training Effectiveness
The VitalsBridge presents the vital signs from a patient simulator onto a commercial patient monitors used in clinical practice. Simulation realism is amplified when learners interact with patient monitors used in their clinical practice.
The following numerical physiologic data are displayed:
- Oxygen Saturation (SpO2 )
- Non-invasive (arm cuff)
- Invasive blood pressures (arterial, central venous, pulmonary artery)
- End-tidal CO2
- Respiration via ECG Impedance
- Heart Rate
- Capnography waveform
- Plethysmography waveform
Higher Fidelity Simulations Enhance Training
Simple connection of the VitalsBridge and real monitors provides both instructors and students a more nuanced experience that more accurately parallels real clinical experiences. This translates into better-trained more confident health care providers.
Used By Industry Experts
“The VitalsBridge greatly enhances the immersive experience in our simulations by allowing our trainees to interact with real patient monitors in their clinical environment.” – Ken Johnson M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Utah