ECS Leads the Way with VR Training for Healthcare Simulation | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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Rounding out HealthySim’s interviews from the IMSH 2017 trade show floor, today we are taking a look at the VR learning system “Clinical Skills” from Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS). Clinical Skills training application provides medical professionals the ability to easily access scenario-based learning and practice their clinical skills within a clinical environment. Watch the video below to see it in action through the HTC Vive:


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The Clinical Skills Mobile App uses a variety of conversation-based scenarios in a deep learning environment, which prompts learners to use specific approaches while conducting patient interviews. The mobile app includes essential environmental cues, such as patient feedback, as well as instructional feedback. The user is evaluated at each step of the clinical exam and cannot progress until the correct action is performed.

Benefits to medical professionals:

  • Interact with medical inventory items to take vital signs and perform physical examinations on realistic patient avatars
  • Proper sequencing of events
  • Reinforces patient interview techniques
  • Incorporates productive patient dialogue
  • Helps hone diagnostic reasoning skills that can be applied to a number of situations — both in regular checkups and even in more severe cases, where extreme sensitivity is required

Learn more about Clinical Skills on the ECS Website today!


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Tobii Pro Brings New Learner Perspectives to Healthcare Simulation Experiences and Research with Eye Tracking Glasses

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Continuing our coverage of IMSH 2017 with video interviews, today we are sharing a demonstration of the eye tracking systems available from tobiipro! tobii pro helps medical simulation programs gain real insights into human behavior with leading eye tracking solutions and services. Imagine rewatching your healthcare simulation experience from the first person perspective of the learner AS they engage with your simulator? Not only that but the device provides a realtime indicator of exactly what the wearer is focusing on during the recording!

About the Tobii Pro Glasses 2


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The Tobii Pro Glasses 2 are a wearable eye tracker designed to capture natural viewing behavior in any real-world environment while ensuring outstanding eye tracking robustness and accuracy. It is also possible to combine these glasses with biometric devices for even deeper insights into human behavior. The Tobii Pro Glasses 2 gives researchers deep and objective insights into human behavior by showing exactly what a person is looking at in real time as they move freely in any real-world setting . Understand how people interact with their environment, what catches their attention, drives their behavior, and influences decision making. Wearable eye tracking opens up entirely new opportunities for behavioral studies.

With a unique first-person perspective and true measurement of visual attention and cognitive engagement, Pro Glasses 2 can be also used as a tool for training, skills transfer, and performance enhancement. The real-time observation of participants’ gaze data provides quick and actionable insights. Whether the eye tracking study is conducted in a lab, shopping mall, manufacturing facility, home, or sports field, you will achieve accurate and reliable results in human behavior research. Quickly and easily analyze large volumes of the eye tracking data with the automated Real-World Mapping tool available in our Tobii Pro Lab software.

Learn more by visiting the Tobiipro website!

Intelligent Video Solutions Creates VALT for Simulation Recording & Debriefing

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IVS recently shared a new video showcasing VALT, aka the Video Audio Learning Tool, for Healthcare Simulation programs. Valt is an innovative software solution that enables users to be able to create and manage their own video database.

About VALT

Video is a proven tool to better educate, train, connect and protect organizations everywhere, which is why IVS has developed Valt. This powerful tool helps organizations increase the use of video to improve the effectiveness of a wide variety of programs. Valt can scale to support any number of cameras, users, and departments while the intuitive browser-based interface provides each user with a unique and secure experience. The application empowers users to quickly and easily view, record and manage video events without extensive IT support headaches.

The Valt solution is being used in a wide array of applications including Medical Simulations, Interview Recording, Corporate Training, Treatment Sessions, Lecture Video Recording, Police Interrogations, Government Meetings, Clinical Observation and many other simulation-based and active learning applications.


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The Valt application has been designed from the ground up to allow users to easily view live audio-video sessions in a secure fashion. VALT employs enterprise-class video streaming technology allowing for the connection of up to 50 HD IP video cameras and capability to serve out hundreds of simultaneous video streams from a single Valt server appliance. Rooms are displayed in an easy to find list and are labeled according to user preference. PTZ control is performed via mouse by simply clicking in the video window. Users are able to use and create presets to help quickly position PTZ cameras.

Observers are able to create “markers” during the recording process which indexes important video points allowing users to quickly access important events. Markers may be named or created via drop down box. Observers are able to “talk back” to students/clinicians via computer microphone or USB headset by simply clicking on the talk icon in the video window when optional talk back hardware is purchased. User rights allow a unique login ID for students, faculty and administrators providing for customizable security rights for viewing, recording and playback.

A matrix view allows the observer to view up to 9 simultaneous sessions on a single display. Client software runs in browser simplifying viewing and rollout of software upgrades. All major web browsers are supported including Apple and tablet versions, letting users use Valt to observe live or recorded video anywhere.

The IVS team let HealthySim know they will soon be sharing a helpful case study of Mt. Royal’s Nursing, Child Development Studies, and Athletics Therapy teams use VALT to help them improve their learning outcomes — so stay tuned!

Learn more about VALT on the IVS website today!


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‘Next Gen Geri’ Geriatric Simulator From Simulaids Gets National Media Attention | IMSH 2017 Interview

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HealthySimulation.com interviewed Simulaids at IMSH 2017 and learned about the national firestorm that was their Next Gen Geri! A Simulaids employee had left Geri in a car and returned from a quick trip into a store to see the local authorities had smashed his window to get Geri out of the car — not realizing she wasn’t a geriatric patient simulator! Yes — the realism is that good! Check out of video below to see Geri up close:


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There aren’t too many details available yet about Geri, but HealthySim has been told by Simulaids reps that they will be releasing details on order, delivery, pricing and features in June for INACSL and AWHONN. The Next Gen Geri mark the new direction that NASCO Healthcare with their flagship brands of Simulaids and Lifeform are going, with the objective to deliver not only new trainers but a new form factor allowing for a new dimension in simulation and training medical and emergency service staff. .

Bookmark the Simulaids website now for upcoming announcements regarding Geri!

 

Featured Job Listing: Nurse Educator for Portsmouth VA Simulation Center

Engenium are currently seeking a Nurse Educator for the Simulation Center in Portsmouth VA to assist with medical simulation training for the United States Navy. Nurse Educators are responsible for developing and integrating training across a variety of training platforms and modalities to achieve and maintain an effective learning environment. This is a full-time position. See all our medical simulation jobs here!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and direct education and training efforts related to the development and execution of training scenarios and curriculum.
  • Provide oversight of simulation curriculum and simulation scenario development.
  • Provide guidance for simulation courseware creation and/or modification in support of the Sustainment of designated courses
  • Identify learning needs based on Risk Management Data, Patient Safety Data, NOTAMS, and other applicable DoD regulatory and/or readiness requirements, and develop simulation-based courseware and scenarios based on these findings
  • Serve as a medical and simulation content subject matter expert (SME) for developing curriculum related to simulation technology
  • Remain abreast of current medical management practices and use that knowledge to adapt curriculum products
  • Evaluate simulation technologies and adjuncts to meet training gaps

Basic Qualifications:


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  • Five years of experience developing blended curricula for simulation-based medical training
  • Competence in blended learning environments that span the full spectrum of human patient simulators, online courseware, virtual patients, computer-based and mobile-based serious medical games, standardized patients, virtual environments and task trainers in support of a blended training environment
  • Involvement in professional organizations related to medical simulation and skills lab application in curricula.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, education, human resource administration, organization development or related
  • Training or certification in learning theory and curriculum development.
  • Training in varying methods of courseware/curriculum development projects and feedback collection methodologies
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in industrial or organizational psychology, nursing, education, or related discipline is desired
  • Military experience, particularly military medical experience
  • Working knowledge of the organizational functions and training requirements of Naval Medical Treatment Facilities
  • 1–2 years’ experience as any technical course instructor/facilitator

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, and the ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of course development and education methodology for working with adult learners in a military environment
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

Interested applicants should directly contact Jason Irving at Engenium


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International Conference on Communication in Healthcare October 8-11 in Baltimore

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So much of simulation is about practicing communication that we thought we would share about a whole conference dedicated to the topic! Have you attended an ICCH event before? The AACH is hosting its annual International Conference on Communication in Healthcare & Health Literacy Annual Research Conference this October 8-11, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Maryland. Registration is now open!

Join them for the 15th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare & Health Literacy Annual Research Conference featuring diverse workshops, symposia, poster sessions, and high-profile keynote speakers to inspire the ongoing work of improving communication in healthcare. ICCH & HARC bring together researchers, educators, and applied healthcare professionals from across North America and Europe to share the latest research and teaching methods related to communication and relationships in healthcare. This interdisciplinary event offers a wealth of information for academicians, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, counselors and other professionals interested in healthcare communication. Supporter Packages Available! Take advantage of the opportunity to reach hundreds of healthcare communication personnel from around the world! Current Conference Features


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Keynotes:

  • “Vulnerability- The Most Important Word in Medicine” – Pål Gulbrandsen, MD, PhD
  • “Factors in Communicating with Diverse Patients” – Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
  • “What is it with female doctors?” – Marianne Schmid Mast, PhD
  • “Sweetening the Journey From Disparities to Social Justice” – Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH

Learn more and Register for ICCH 2017 here!

Medical-X Continues Innovative Manikin Development with Updates to Adam-X & NENA Sim | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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Today we are sharing more video interviews of medical simulation vendors from the IMSH 2017 exhibit hall with a look at the awesome updated products from Medical-X. HealthySim captured an exclusive interview with Medical-X CEO Dervis Demirtas with this deeper dive into NENA Sim and Adam-X:

The company’s mission is to provide healthcare professionals with simulation based training solutions and cutting-edge technological simulators that are cost-effective and time-efficient to teach and train clinical skills without risk to actual human patients. Medical-X is a Dutch company based in the Netherlands, specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of simulation products for medical teaching and training. Medical-X’s simulation products stand out not only because of innovative design, supreme quality and impressive customer service, but also regarding their commitment to make simulation based training more accessible and affordable to healthcare professionals.


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NENA Sim is the world’s most realistic baby simulator. NENA Sim is born to complement realistic multidisciplinary team and/or individual baby patient simulation training. NENA Sim offers an ideal training solution for a wide range of healthcare professional including but not limited to patient care, emergency medical intervention and resuscitation training for dynamic team or individual training. Besides being the only simulator that has eyes, head, limbs movement, NENA Sim can realistically simulate vocal sound (i.e crying, coughing, heart sounds) infant breathing patterns and complications, circulation feature and anatomical airway. The realistic airway allows trainee to exercise endotracheal intubation with real clinical instruments.

ADAM-X is the male patient simulator designed for practicing skills and providing medical assistance in case of emergency, who features a skeletal and anatomical structure of a human. ADAM-X is durable and suitable for training in any trauma emergency situation in any environment, ideal for military and civilian trauma emergency training. The manikin is a tetherless system and boosts a fully functional wireless computer allowing the instructor to monitor and make adjustments in the course of the training. ADAM-X has distinctive unique characteristics and features, making your simulation trainings that much more realistic! He features blinking, realistic skin, numerous points of auscultation for chest sounds, cpr statistics, pulses, independent lung ventilation, direct interactions with defibrillators and more!

The company also features a range of other simulators, especially surgical simulators!

Learn more about NENA Sim and Adam-X on the MEDICAL-X website today!


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23rd Annual SESAM Healthcare Simulation Conference Taking Registrations for June Paris Event

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The SESAM 2017 Annual Meeting will offer a variety of engaging keynote lectures and state-of-the-art sessions, a powerful selection of educational workshops, and a exhibition hall providing a great opportunity to connect with exhibiting companies and observe the latest products and technology. For the first time, the meeting is being supported by the SimGHOSTS organization with technical content and discounted registrations for Sim Tech staff. As well, the fourth international SimChallenge competition for medical students will take place during the event, where teams of medical students will have a chance to compete against each other in challenging simulated clinical scenarios. Full details and program schedule available on the SESAM website.


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Keynote and Plenary Speakers:

  • François Taddei – Director of the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity
  • Vinay Nadkarni – Professor and Endowed Chair at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Leslie Graham – Professor, Nursing University of Ontario
  • Scott Crawford -Assistant Professor Associate Program Director Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (President of SimGHOSTS)
  • Debra Nestel – Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University & Editor in Chief of Advances in Simulation

Register now for the SESAM 2017 Paris Meeting!

CAE Healthcare Leads Innovation at IMSH with New Games, Eyes, and AR Technologies | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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Furthering HealthySim’s coverage of the IMSH 2017 trade show floor, today we are sharing our exclusive interview with CAE Healthcare to learn more about their latest innovative healthcare simulation technologies including simulated eyes and augmented reality ultrasound trainer! Today we are seeing three new innovative products from CAE Healthcare: simulation-based anesthesiology training in a gaming-style online learning environment, the future of healthcare patient simulator eyes, and the first holographic computer that allows you to freely move and interact with your healthcare simulation learning environment. Watch our video interview below to see it all!

Screen-Based Anesthesiology Simulation Product Highlights

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and CAE Healthcare have agreed to co-support the design and development of an interactive/gaming-style training product which will help learners enhance their medical skills. The screen-based simulation training product is intended to assist with improving performance in the management of anesthesia emergencies. The ASA screen-based simulation product will allow flexible, asynchronous training in a self-paced, just-in-time environment. This means users may engage with simulated, online interfaces in a totally immersive, 3D setting and progress at their own pace. Imagine the benefits to training when a student, or new learner, can “enter” an operating room in virtual reality, treat a virtual patient with varied symptoms and conditions, and have that patient respond as if it were all real. There is no risk of harm to a living person. The learner can stop and start the self-paced instruction at will, and develop progressive skills mastery according to their own ability.

The possibilities for improved learning and competency acquisition are endless. Other features include:


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  • learning can take place in the comfort of the user’s own home, via their own computer
  • as learners enhance their clinical and decision-making skills, they can also see how they score in comparison to their peers
  • the product will include five (5) medical scenarios with realistic medical instruments and equipment for medical diagnostics and monitoring

See the Future of Simulation with SymEyes

The quality of the digital screen eyes was quite remarkable! Standard with CAE Healthcare’s Lucina High-Fidelity Maternal/Fetal Training simulator, you can now display even more realistic patient symptoms and conditions, including jaundice, hemorrhage, keyhole pupil, cataracts and bloodshot or droopy eyes. (Note: The flicker of the eyes was only due to the frame rate of our camera.) Our team was very impressed by the innovative thinking with these new eyes and believes they are the new standard for patient pupil display!

Augmented Reality Ultrasound Training

The expanded learning opportunities in healthcare with augmented reality are becoming increasingly clear. CAE Healthcare has reset the bar for augmented reality technology in healthcare simulation by combining Microsoft’s Hololens with their leading Vimedix Ultrasound trainer, designed to make learning more engaging and intuitive. The manikin-based system allows for the development of the psychomotor skills needed to handle ultrasound probes. The innovative software tools of Vimedix accelerate the development of the cognitive skills needed to interpret ultrasound images, make diagnoses and clinical decisions. With the Hololens addition, you can now gather your learners for a shared, immersive experience that will inform and delight. Our HoloLens-based solutions will inspire deeper understanding from the start, and awaken their imaginations to better treatments and tools to improve patient care.

Freed from its two-dimensional environment inside a monitor, our Vimedix ultrasound simulator leaps to life, displaying anatomy you can enlarge, turn, rotate or command to return into its manikin body so you can view the interrelatedness of all of its structures. Witness in real time how the ultrasound beam cuts through the human anatomy.

See all of these simulation technologies and more at the next CAE Healthcare HPSN event!

Featured Job Listing: Nurse Educators for Sidra Medical & Research Center in Qatar

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Word from Cavendish Professionals that Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar is recruiting for Nurse Educators, which is now listed in our medical simulation jobs page as the center has a robust medical simulation training program!

Sidra Nurse Educator Position:

Would you like to develop your international career? Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar is recruiting for Nurse Educators. Interviewing now!

This is a unique opportunity for highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic healthcare professionals. Sidra Medical and Research Center, a ground-breaking ultra-modern clinical and research facility in Qatar, will be conducting interviews in April 2017 and invites Nurse Educators to contact their partner agent Cavendish Professionals directly for more information.

Cavendish Professionals are recruiting for Nurse Educators at Sidra with a minimum of 2 years recent experience within Pediatric/ Midwifery/ Women’s Health. Successful candidates will be offered highly competitive packages and benefits. Informal discussions can be arranged with clinical leaders, facilitated by Cavendish Professionals.


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About Sidra Medical and Research Center

Sidra is a Medical and Research Center in Qatar that focuses on patient care for women and children. It is an ultra-modern, high tech facility intended on providing world class patient care as well as building on Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources.

The Center was built with 3 essential missions in mind:

  • World-Class Patient Care
  • Medical Education
  • Biomedical Research

Sidra is said to be ranked amongst some of the most advanced research facilities worldwide. This is due to its cutting-edge technology, latest medical equipment and high-tech laboratories, allowing for innovation and clinical advancement. Sidra will also be the first hospital to have been designed around its innovative systems from inception.
This facility is a fantastic place for healthcare professionals to work, as they can benefit from being part of a fully digital facility with world leading science and research programs.

Register your interest now to join a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top academic medical centers in the world!

Call Cavendish Professionals at +44 (0)203 008 5210 or email them at healthcare@cavendishprofessionals.com!