VimedixAR from CAE Healthcare Uses Microsoft Hololens for Futuristic Ultrasound Training

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During our IMSH 2017 “favorite products” recap I shared about my first look at the Augmented Reality version of CAE Healthcare’s Vimedix Ultrasound simulator. The CAE VimedixVR ultrasound simulator leaps to life with the Microsoft HoloLens module. Freed from the limits of a two-dimensional environment inside a monitor, users can display, enlarge, turn, and rotate realistic-looking anatomical parts, or command them to return into the manikin body. Learners engage in augmented reality to view the inter-relatedness of internal structures, and witness (in real time) the ultrasound beam as it cuts through human anatomy. CAE representatives explained to me that that you can “gather your learners for a shared, immersive experience that will inform and delight as our HoloLens-based solutions will inspire deeper understanding from the start, and awaken their imaginations to better treatments and tools to improve patient care.”

This video is one of a great series you can check out on CAE Healthcare’s Vimeo page!

More from CAE about the Hololens



“We are on the cusp of a new frontier in simulation for healthcare,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, president of CAE Healthcare. “Augmented and virtual reality can accelerate learning and provide shared training experiences in a more immersive and engaging clinical learning environment. Our engineering team is just beginning to explore possibilities with the Microsoft HoloLens, and we look forward to offering it as a key training solutions technology to our industry partners.”

The CAE Healthcare team has already begun to develop training prototypes with the medical device industry that incorporate the Microsoft HoloLens and are expected to accelerate professional  education for new technologies.  With CAE Healthcare’s virtual views of human anatomy and the Microsoft HoloLens, physicians will be able to practice placing cardiac devices or implants with speed and precision before they perform procedures on real patients.

“At Microsoft our goal with HoloLens and mixed reality is to help customers visualize and interact with 3D content in ways that offer new possibilities for creation, collaboration and consumption of information,” said Lorraine Bardeen, General Manager, Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Experiences. “It is inspiring to see how CAE is integrating HoloLens into its healthcare simulation portfolio, and we are excited about the opportunities mixed reality presents to revolutionize the future of patient education and training through the use of holographic computing.”

The “aha” moment for me was being able to see my device insertion past the physical walls of the anatomy. Now I can see exactly what was happening outside AND inside the body at the same time! Genius!

Learn more and sign up for future updates about CAE Healthcare Hololens products here!


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Healthcare Simulation Company Seeks National Sales Manager

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Engenium is currently seeking applicants for this new healthcare simulation sales position, which is shared on our medical simulation jobs page!

National Sales Manager

Reporting to the General Manager of this niche medical simulation company the National Sales Manager is responsible for delivering the sales budget by developing a robust sales strategy, by leading a small team and by managing several accounts directly. The role holder will be part of the management team, and will be expected to contribute to the future strategic direction of the company.

Main Accountabilities



Sales

  • Develop a sales strategy that meets the company’s sales goals and profitability targets.
  • Introduce tried and accepted sales management techniques, including sales pipeline management, in order to manage the sales process and provide good visibility of future order levels.
  • Manage both the external and internal sales representatives, supporting them to generate increasing levels of business.
  • Manage directly certain key accounts across the North America.
  • Increase market share in existing markets and maximize new business development opportunities.
  • Keep up to date with market conditions and competition.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key contacts/institutions and corporate partners.
  • Represents the company at key customer events and builds customer loyalty.
  • Attend conferences, trade fairs and exhibitions as required.

People Management

  • Works with General Manager and Commercial Director to develop US/CAN sales strategy
  • Implement and disseminate North American Sales Structure to team members
  • Responsible for the performance and development of direct reports.
  • Setting sales targets for individuals and the team as a whole.
  • Monitoring performance and motivating team to reach targets.
  • Focusing Sales Consultants on monitoring changes in the market and customer base.
  • Creating an environment that inspires Sales Representatives to take personal ownership for achieving sales goals and performance improvement
  • Providing continuous feedback on Sales Representatives’ performance
  • Providing direction to the sales team, leading by example as well as coaching.
  • Recruiting and developing sales team

Key Technical Knowledge, Skills and Experience

 Essential

  • Proven ability to sell to all levels within healthcare and/or healthcare education.
  • Ability to manage sales of a vast product range
  • Highly organized with planning and preparation.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience selling devices or consumables within the healthcare sector for a recognized ‘blue chip’ company, having benefited from their sales training program.
  • A minimum of 2 years as a sales manager, preferably in a major corporate, having benefited from solid in-house sales management training.
  • Informed approach to sales and sales management, including consultative selling, key account management and pipeline management.
  • People management experience, within a sales environment.
  • A high level of numeracy, literacy and e-literacy: able to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
  • Strong IT skills and experience with a CRM system
  • History with sales forecasting
  • Experienced reporting skills
  • US or Canadian citizen.
  • Willing to travel extensively.
  • A clean driving license.

Interested applicants should directly contact Jason Irving at Engenium

Sports Training Demonstrates Future Use of VR in Healthcare Simulation

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The potential of VR is unlimited when it comes to hand-eye coordination. Identification and initial action will be huge opportunities with the immersive technology. Imagine being able to train residents from 5 different countries in an OR procedure at the same time, or train doctors in a new skill based off emerging technology that no one has ever used before, or having a new nursing student do patient safety assessment without the need for a million dollar sim lab room? All of these things and more will be possible through the advancement of VR training platforms.

Over on UploadVR.com they recently interviewed the Clemson Football coach, on how they are already using VR to help players identify a blitz:

“I didn’t know what to expect early on from (the VR), but it’s been great for us,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says. “We’ve learned how to maximize the efficiency of it. Deshaun might go through yesterday’s blitz script. (Linebacker) Ben Boulware can go in and practice without having to practice. Sometimes a guy who is hurt can still get mental reps. There’s just so many uses for it. It’s been a great teaching tool.”

While the NFL may be welcoming a QB partially molded by VR, it’s not known if he’ll continue to utilize it with his next team. Clemson, however, is already grooming Watson’s successor by having him split time meeting with his QB coach and going through concepts in VR. Though the value of physical talent won’t be diminishing, it’s going to be interesting to see how a generation of players sharpened by VR do over time.



The NFL is reportable using VR to help refs make the best calls:

In statements made while interviewing with BizTech, the NFL’s SVP, Chief Information Officer Michelle McKenna-Doyle stated the the league was “in the early phases of developing VR training materials for referees”. The NFL has already fostered a relationship with VR companies via concussion recognition, various film and video series, and post-game coverage, so it makes perfect sense to bring it to officiating as well.

Emulating the angles and slow motion clips that referees get access to during replay review in live games shouldn’t be an issue for virtual reality, but hopefully the VR simulations will be detailed enough that refs can watch plays unfold in natural game speed with enough definition to notice things a bit better. It’s tough to imagine this tech being efficient while officials are still part-time, but hopefully this technology will find a home within the league.

Sports franchises are always investigating the use of latest technologies to gain a leg up on the competition, and are thus much faster at adopting new technologies — so certainly healthcare simulation champions should look into the sports industry from time to time to see what is sticking — because it will soon be on our doorstep!

Read these stories on UploadVr!


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Top 10 Medical Simulation Articles of 2016!

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Even if you missed our Top 51 Medical Simulation Articles of 2016 you can catch the Top 10 countdown here!

Top 10 Medical Simulation Posts of 2016:

10. SimCharacters Celebrates #WorldPrematurityDay With Launch of Paul, The World’s First High Emotion Simulator

9. Where to get Free Medical Simulation Scenarios

8. Top 9 Most Read Healthcare Simulation Articles from Summer 2016

7. Complete Administrator’s Guide To Healthcare Simulation ‘HealthySimAdmin’ Program Series Now Available for Free!

6. Supporting Transitions in Medical Career Pathways: the Role of Simulation-Based Education

5. Updates from SimGHOSTS, The Leaders in Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist Support



5. Media Covers May BMJ Article: “Medical Error 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.” – Call for New Hashtag #SimToZero!

4. The Must-Own Healthcare Simulation Library *Updated for 2016

3. Medical Simulation Jobs Page

2. Top 11 Healthcare Simulation Articles of 2015 from the Top 51 Medical Simulation Articles of 2015.

1. Is This The Most Beautiful Healthcare Simulation Center in the World? You’ll never guess where one of the most beautiful healthcare simulation centers in the world is located!

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SESAM Paris to Host SimGHOSTS, EU & USA SimGHOSTS Abstracts Due March 31st, Feb. 23rd Moulage Patients Webinar

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Check out these key updates from our friends at SimGHOSTS:

SimGHOSTS to SESAM Paris – Abstracts Due Soon!

During the event our leadership secured a partnership with SESAM leadership to have SimGHOSTS run a technology track at their Paris Event June 14-16! There will be a discounted registration for those attendees only interested in the SimGHOSTS technical track. Abstracts are due for the EU event March 1st. Learn more about SimGHOSTS at SESAM here!

USA Abstracts Due March 1st

Speaking of due abstracts, will you be joining us at WakeMed in Raleigh, North Carolina this August? If so then abstracts are also due from you by March 1st. You will receive $50 off your registration if you become a presenter! Submit an abstract to USA by March 1st here!



FREE Feb 23rd Webinar

SimGHOSTS Board Secretary Lizzy Wooley has put together an awesome webinar by James Colquitt, PhD, RRT-ACCS, EMT on “Protecting Your Moulage Patients from Becoming Real Patients”. This is taking place next Thursday February 23rd, 2pm – 3pm EST. The webinar is FREE to attend and the recording will be available for subscribers.

Learning objectives:

  1. List and describe specific risks involved with the use of moulage.
  2. Describe how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis, and burns resulting during the application of moulage.
  3. Outline steps to be taken to minimize liability to simulation labs and facilities hosting simulated experiences.
Then don’t forget about these other big announcements:
If you didnt know, Annual subscription to SimGHOSTS.org costs less than a “Venti Mocha Extra Shot (hold the foam)” per month and provides more INCLUDED online resources than any other organization in the industry — and there’s even a discount per member if you sign up 3 or more simulation champions from your institution at once — so sign up today!

Don’t forget that for the latest updates follow SimGHOSTS on Twitter and LinkedIn.

“Y… ¡corten!” – Algunos excelentes lugares donde obtener escenarios de simulación (incluso GRATIS)

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This is a Spanish translation of our article “And, Scene!” – Some Great Places to get Simulation Scenarios (even FREE)“, thanks to Alfred de Jesús Toledo de Lima Director del Centro de Simulación COSMOS en Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña!

La primera vez que me senté en una computadora de simulación de alta fidelidad y abrí la opción de programación sabía que había encontrado una nueva pasión. También sabía que habría mucha gente por ahí con temor de mirar la misma pantalla. Los escenarios de programación toman mucho tiempo para aquellos de nosotros que carecemos de buenos conocimientos de computación. Poner a funcionar un laboratorio de simulación sin escenarios es como tratar de conducir un coche sin combustible, podrias también salir y empujarlo o simplemente darte por vencido. La programación toma tiempo y cuando se lanza un nuevo laboratorio de simulación, puede que no sea factible que los educadores puedan disponer del compromiso de tiempo necesario para diseñar escenarios (y mucho menos para programarlos).

Por lo tanto, sin más preámbulos, haga clic en el enlace de abajo para obtener un par de recursos realmente excelentes que he encontrado (o que utilizamos en el Centro de Simulación Clínica de Las Vegas)

Escenarios GRATIS del Centro de Recursos de Enfermería del Área de la Bahía

Organizado por KT Waxman y sus amigos, el Bay Area Simulation Collaborative es el punto de partida para el Instituto de Enfermería y Atención Médica de California (CINHC) y la Alianza de Simulación de California (CSA). Ambos recursos tienen escenarios disponibles para los usuarios también. BASC ofrece algunos escenarios GRATIS para Médicos y Cirujanos, Cuidados Intensivos, Pediatria y Maternidad / Obstetricia. He escuchado de numerosas personas que este es un gran punto de partida para conseguir algunos escenarios de simulación de un alto nivel de funcionalidad.

Evolve SLS Case Escenarios de ENFERMERÍA de Elsevier

Los paquetes de escenarios disponibles de Evolve se alinean con los objetivos de enseñanza de varios textos educativos notables. Esto funciona bien porque sus estudiantes podrán leer sobre ejemplos específicos en su texto y luego tener la oportunidad de experimentar con ejemplos similares en sus Laboratorios de Simulación. Por supuesto, los escenarios pueden usarse independientemente y no tienen que alinearse con el texto, pero esta es una gran oportunidad si su departamento busca alinear el plan de estudios.

Elsevier hace un trabajo increíble en la creación de escenarios de simulación SIMPLES de leer y de entender con secciones dedicadas a los objetivos de aprendizaje, preparación y configuración, operaciones y debriefing. Aquí hay un ejemplo de la configuración de la sala para uno de los escenarios de Evolve:

Evolve ha tenido paquetes de escenarios Médico-Quirúrgicos basados en diferentes textos desde hace bastante tiempo, y recientemente han agregado Paquetes de Maternidad y Pediatría a su creciente arsenal. Una cosa importante a tener en cuenta es que estos escenarios son “en papel”, lo que significa que el paquete NO viene con programación de computadora para su sistema de simulación de alta fidelidad (es decir, Gaumard, METI o Laerdal). Así que alguien en su departamento todavía querrá programar estos paquetes de escenarios en sus sistemas informáticos, para que pueda utilizar la mayor eficiencia en su laboratorio y sus simulaciones. (Vea más sobre por qué esto es crucial para un programa de simulación exitoso mas abajo).

La mayoría de los profesores de nuestras dos Escuelas de Enfermería colaborativas utilizan los paquetes de escenarios de Evolve. Como administrador, me ha complacido trabajar con un sistema que puede poner en marcha las nuevas simulaciones en unas pocas horas sin forzar a los educadores a pasar horas preparando escenarios para sus cursos. Por supuesto que siento que los escenarios programados específicamente para el curso de cada instructor tendrán mejores resultados, pero comenzar con “un as bajo la manga” realmente ayuda a lanzar un nuevo programa de simulación.

Estos escenarios también se enlazan a un sistema interno de records de pacientes en línea, por lo que si usted puede proporcionar una computadora portátil con conexión a Internet en su Laboratorio de Simulación los estudiantes podrán elaborar estos detalles importantes durante el ejercicio.

La desventaja para mí con los paquetes de escenarios SLS de Evolve es que alguien tiene que pagar por el acceso a estos escenarios por cada estudiante. En otras palabras, estos escenarios son arrendados y no son comprados. Esto significa que tengo que seguir pagando en el sistema como si estos escenarios fueran libros de texto. Aunque los estudiantes de Enfermería tienen acceso a estos escenarios durante el tiempo de su educación, por supuesto, sería mejor si yo pudiera pagar una cuota por adelantado para accesar a este sistema y dejarlo asi.

Sin embargo, en este momento y en el futuro previsible hemos quedado muy contentos con este sistema. A largo plazo, habrá que explorar otras opciones más permanentes.



Paquetes de escenarios específicos para maniquies

Tanto METI como Laerdal tienen paquetes de escenarios de simulación que vienen programados para sus sistemas específicos. Una vez más, aunque con estas opciones se está comprando un diseño de sistema específico para un escenario, una vez posea el diseño usted puede programar el algoritmo en cualquiera de los otros sistemas en su propio tiempo. (Es decir, un escenario de PALS de Laerdal Simbaby puede ser utilizado fácilmente en un Baby Hal de Gaumard, sólo tiene que programar el software o ejecutarlo “sobre la marcha” usted mismo). El beneficio de comprar estos paquetes es que a diferencia de los escenarios Elsevier Evolve, ¡Luego de comprarlos son suyos! Esto es importante para cualquier tipo de Laboratorio de Simulación que corra educación multi-profesional a través de silos de atención médica, que pueden necesitar ejecutar simulaciones colaborativas. Así que con paquetes como los que se enumeran a continuación, una vez son comprados por su institución cualquiera en esa institución puede utilizarlos.

Los paquetes de cursos de Laerdal incluyen:

  • Casos de Pacientes de Trauma para SimMan 3G
  • Casos de Emergencia de Pacientes para SimMan 3G
  • Escenarios interprofesionales de entrenamiento Obstétrico para simuladores de nacimientos PROMPT
  • Simulación en Enfermería Educación Volumen I Paciente Casos
  • Simulación en Enfermería Educación Volumen II Paciente Casos
  • Escenarios avanzados de reanimación y estabilización neonatal para SimNewB
  • PALS SimBaby Escenarios
  • Currículo de Capacitación del Equipo de Respuesta Rápida
  • Los primeros 5 minutos del currículo
  • Escenarios de preparación para emergencias – Terrorismo
  • Escenarios ACLS
  • Escenarios NLN
  • Escenarios de trabajo en equipo y comunicación

* Edit: También, echa un vistazo a mi NUEVO post sobre SIMCENTER de Laerdal.

Los módulos de aprendizaje de METI incluyen:

  • Enfermería de Adultos
  • Apoyo Avanzado de Vida Cardíaca
  • Situaciones críticas cardiopulmonares
  • Combat Medic Entrenamiento Avanzado de Habilidades
  • Preparación Médica para Desastres
  • Servicios médicos de emergencia
  • Fundamentos de la Práctica de Enfermería
  • Emergencias Infantiles
  • Enfermería Infantil
  • Programa de residencia de enfermeras
  • Emergencias pediátricas
  • Apoyo avanzado de la vida pediátrica
  • Enfermería Pediátrica
  • Manejo perioperatorio
  • Programa de Integración Curricular de Enfermería
  • Programa de Simulación de Educación Respiratoria Módulo 1
  • Trauma Medical Care

METI también alberga una sección de compartición de escenarios en sus foros. 

Ahi tienes…. ¡pero espera! ¡Programar es Todavía la Perfección!

Ahora mientras que usted no tiene que programar escenarios “en papel” porque usted puede ejecutarlos sobre la marcha basándose en el algoritmo proporcionado, aprender cómo programar (o pagar a alguien) no sólo ahorra una cantidad ENORME de tiempo en la sala de control de la simulación , sino que permite al facilitador y al técnico (si está disponible) poder permanecer centrado en las actividades de los estudiantes. Al conocer el algoritmo con el gráfico y ser capaz de hacer clic rápidamente en “1, 2, 3, 2, 4” a través de las diversas etapas de la escena significa que pasará más tiempo participando con los estudiantes y menos tiempo reajustando seis diferentes signos vitales cada vez que desee moverlo entre etapas. Así, los escenarios de 10-15 minutos se convierten en escenarios de 20-25 minutos porque el facilitador esta enfocado en las cosas equivocadas. La programación vale cada dificil minuto ya que la eficiencia de su Programa de Simulación aumenta diez veces con cada escenario programado con éxito y permanente.

Mientras que la compra de paquetes a granel puede ayudarte a comenzar, ajustar estos escenarios a su plan de estudios específico todavía tiene que hacerse a mano. En mi opinión, un escenario comprado de un paquete le lleva a alrededor del 80% del camino – ya que la mayor parte del trabajo de preparación, algoritmo y las notas de debriefing han sido producidas para usted. Sin embargo, para llegar a los requisitos específicos del plan de estudios de su programa, tomar estos escenarios y ajustarlos es absolutamente necesario. Y como he dicho anteriormente, algunos de los paquetes son sólo “en escenarios de papel”, lo que significa que al final todavía tiene que programar en su sistema de maniquí de todos modos. ¿Estaría interesado en apoyo de programación? Envíeme una línea a: Lance@HealthySimulation.com y déjeme saber cómo puedo ayudarle!

* Editar: Recursos adicionales:

Lea sobre mi publicación sobre la Biblioteca de Sim Case para la Sociedad de Medicina Académica de Emergencia (SAEM).

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¡Comparte tus recursos adicionales para escenarios de simulación publicando un enlace en tu respuesta a continuación!

Virtual Medical Coaching Provides VR Radiographic Simulation Training

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New Zealand based Virtual Medical Coaching has launched VR based simulated radiography training taking advantage of 3d-spacing to train medial professionals with realistic physical motion skills training requirements.

About VMC

Virtual Medical Coaching offers you the world’s first true Virtual Reality application for learning radiographic positions and principles. In the radiation free simulator, the user can perform radiographic examinations as in the real world, critique the resulting images and get instant metric feedback in a way that is impossible in conventional education. The simulator allows for unlimited training in the immersive, safe environment. In addition, our adaptive e-coaching modules move e-learning from linear training to a more sophisticated program able to adapt to learners’ needs. Combining practical skills assessment, classroom training, and e-coaching is integral to Virtual Medical Coaching’s design.



The Benefits of Training in VR

According to Andrew Connell, CTO of Virtalis, we trap learners behind the computer screen now, so they can only touch with a mouse. “But we want people to become immersed in their 3D model; to reach in with their hands and really dig about inside a product to explore, learn about, and improve it, while also communicating with others in the organization about those products.” Virtual Medical Coaching offers that. Users are able to access and experience, in real-time, an interactive and immersive VR environment created from 3D datasets. If they want to touch the patient they reach out and do so; if they want to adjust some machinery they turn the controls with their hands. All of this, of course, in a virtual world. Numerous studies have demonstrated that close to half the students who study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects in school end up dropping those subjects at undergraduate level, and one of the common complaints about STEM education is it relies too heavily on theory and doesn’t provide a lot of hands-on experiences to students.

Learn more on the VMC website!

American Academy of Pediatrics & Kognito Launch Simulation System to Train Pediatricians

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The American Academy of Pediatrics and Kognito recently announced the launch of Artificial Perfection: Talking to Teens about Performance Enhancement – a free, role-play simulation designed to prepare pediatricians and other child health professionals to lead real-life conversation with teens about appearance and performance-enhancing substances.

About Kognito

Kognito is a healthcare simulation company that believes in the power of conversation to inspire and inform, impact how people think and act, evoke empathy, and change lives. We are pioneers in developing research-proven, role-play simulations that prepare individuals to lead real-life conversations. We build and assess their confidence and competency by providing them the ability to practice conversations with our growing family of emotionally-responsive virtual people. Our innovative approach uses the science of learning, the art of conversation and the power of game technology to measurably improve social, emotional, and physical health. Leading health, education, government, and non-profit organizations use our growing portfolio of simulations. Kognito is the only company with health simulations listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).



Press Release Excerpt:

The use of appearance and performance-enhancing substances among youth has increased tremendously over the past decade. More than 10 percent of adolescents have misused prescription stimulants for cognitive enhancement, and about 6 percent of the general high school population has used illegal steroids for appearance or strength enhancement. Physicians should be aware of the use of performance-enhancing substances by pediatric patients; be prepared to identify risk factors, signs, and symptoms; ask screening questions; and offer anticipatory guidance related to their use.

This innovative simulation engages users in role-play conversations with three virtual and emotionally responsive patients presenting with signs of appearance and performance-enhancing substances. As the health professional in the simulation, users choose what to say to the virtual patient, how to respond to their hesitations, resistance, and misconceptions, and how to use motivational interviewing techniques to motivate them to change their behavior.

HealthySim’s Favorite New Products from #IMSH2017

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This has been an amazing week for healthcare simulation with a huge number of new products proudly displayed at the 2017 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. Over the next few months we will start posting in-depth video interviews with vendors from across the floor — but for now we wanted to share the most awesome new product highlights that blew us away!



  • CAE Healthcare Sets new bar for high-fidelity simulator eyes: Sym Eyes are LCD screen eyes that react to movement in front of them AND light. Each pupil can be set to act independently as well, to demonstrate head injuries. They will be standard in new Maternal Birthing simulators and are estimated to last 5 years.
  • Laerdal Begins Campaign to Save Every Life with donations to NPSF:  Laerdal’s Every Life campaign acknowledges lives lost or harmed due to preventable medical error and strives to connect all of us to the common goal of improving patient safety. Please join them in raising awareness about this important cause!
  • EMS SimulationIQ Launches “Phone Video Capture” Capability: Imagine a world where you could simply your simulation program could use your smart phones to capture video content for your events? That world is coming thanks to SimulationIQ’s Training In Motion systems — details coming soon.
  • Gaumard Unveils Super Tory — Simulation’s first “moving” ManikinWeighing only 8lbs and completely wireless, Gaumard set the new bar for infant simulation with Super Tory S2200 explaining that “every visual assessment provides a wealth of health information. That’s why Super Tory features lifelike limb and facial movements and programmable skin coloration that can simulate the range of visual cues seen in ill and healthy newborns.”
  • iSimulate Improves Reality of Mobile Simulation Systems and Creates Realti: iSimulate, a company always on the edge of cutting edge innovations in medical simulation has updated their iPad based vital sign systems with realistic looking monitor designs, starting with ZOLL. They have also enabled programs to use iPads for real-time video capture and debriefing via Apple products. Their partner MDT also unveiled a new infant fidelity manikin prototype that was extremely realistic and had puppet like mouth controls.
  • SIMCharacters launches Paul, The World’s First High Emotion Simulator: (Note: The author of this article is currently consulting for SIMChracters). Paul was overwhelmingly praised as an extremely realistic preterm infant simulator aged at 27 weeks with a 3D printed airway based off real MRI scans of premature babies. Their facebook video went viral during the event crossing 4,000,000 views!
  • Medical-X Shows Us What Full Range of Manikin Motion Really Means: Medical-X, creators of the Nena showed the IMSH trade show floor what “real motion” meant with the latest of Adam-X, a full bodied adult manikin built on an actual bone metal skeleton, allowing for dynamic range of patient motion that is unmatched in the industry.
  • Simulab Launches PacerMan for Immersive Transvenous Pacing Training: A very large crowd gathered around the Simulab booth for a demonstration of the PacerMan system from Simulab, who know produce the only trainer for the effective training of Immersive Transvenous Pacing. The system comes with a computer interface system for educators to make specific training outcomes and real-time learner performance.

This is by far not a comprehensive list of the trade show floor but a quick recap of the amazing video interviews coming soon to HealthySimulation.com for those of you unable to attend or see it all!

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Actors Play Patients to Train Medical Students for Real-Life Work

Actors play patients to train medical students for real-life work

 

More great simulation news from Singapore this week, with an article highlighting the use of Standardized Patients to help medical students learn. Read last week’s article about the new partnership between SingHealth and the SCDF for paramedic simulation training.

Excerpt from StraitTimes:

Medical schools are turning to part-time actors to help students polish their bedside manners, long before they reach a real patient’s bedside. The actors take part in elaborate role plays, simulating patients to help mimic the challenges of hospital work. This could mean playing a distraught family member, a patient who cannot speak English or a senior doctor.

“I’m driven very much by the fact that it gives me a chance to help put the doctors’ hearts into medicine,” said Mr Davin Boo, who used to be a bit-part actor and is now self- employed.



The 48-year-old has been part of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s programme for the past three years.

Even with acting experience, he said that working as a simulated patient can be challenging as it requires improvisation. I’ve been lectured by doctors or felt judged, or just treated as a figure in a ward. It’s wonderfully satisfying to be able to help change that. DAPHNE ONG, a professional actress, on what she hopes to achieve by working as a simulated patient. “As an actor, you just go by the script,” he said. “As an actor, you just go by the script,” he said. “As a simulated patient, you may be able to pre- empt responses, but it’s not a fixed script on the other end.”

Retired teacher Eugene Eu, 58, said that he likes the ability to interact with young people and – a personal bonus – understand what his daughter has to deal with. “My daughter has just started doing her nursing diploma and, with this experience that I have, I’m able to empathise with her,” he said. “We have this thing in common.”

NUS has around 160 such actors, while the new Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has around 100. Associate Professor May Lim, who is programme director for occupational therapy at SIT, said: “We decided it’s very important for students to learn from the people they will be treating, through interaction in the community and beyond a clinical setting.”