‘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:



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!

 


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SimulationIQ Enables Use of Smart Phone Cameras to Record Simulation Experiences | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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SimulationIQ unveiled several new innovative simulation products at IMSH 2017, and HealthySimulation was on hand to interview them first hand with this video to show you all the latest! It seems like a no-brainer, but why haven’t we taken more advantage of the cameras we all carry in our smart phones as a means to capture in-situ simulated experiences? SimulationIQ is creating new tools to enable us all to do just that! Check out our video below to see the system in action:



SimBrowser is a secure, permission-based web application that allows users to view their live or recorded simulation training videos. SIMULATIONiQ SimBrowser is a web-based application that allows users to view live or recorded videos for all standalone SIMULATIONiQ products deployed within their institution. It provides easy access for instructors and administrators to monitor their medical training units from anywhere, on any device, within their institution’s network. SIMULATIONiQ SimBrowser is compatible with EMS’ SIMULATIONiQ Training in Motion (SIMULATIONiQ Mobile and SIMULATIONiQ Portable), an ideal solution for in-situ and on the go training environments; and SIMULATIONiQ One Room, a powerful recording and debriefing solution for clinical simulation management in one-room environments.

Learn more at the SimulationIQ website today!

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.



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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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:



  • 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!

New Realistic ‘Mikoto’ 3D Printed Medical Simulator Robot Developed in Japan

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Another new healthcare simulation manikin, this time out of Japan, as reported by 3D printer and 3D printing news website 3ders.org, which focuses primarily on endotracheal intubation, gastrointestinal endoscopy, and sputum suctioning. The new device was a collaborative project between Tmsuk R&D Inc., a medical venture firm based in Tottori Prefecture and the Tottori University Hospital in Japan.

Mikoto, which is the Japanese word for “life,” is an extremely lifelike medical simulation robot that was specifically developed to help train young doctors, medical students, and emergency care workers. Not only does the 3D printed robot look and feel real, it is also equipped with special sensors that allow it to give real-time feedback to trainees—in the form of saying “ouch” and gagging. At first glance, it’s easy to mistake the robot for a real boy, as all of its features are uncannily lifelike. Even its interiors are anatomically accurate, as its tongue, esophagus, and windpipe were all based on a patient’s actual organs. In making the simulation robot, the Tmsuk team transformed digital images of the patient’s organs into 3D printed models.

As we’ve seen, the medical sector is turning increasingly towards realistic 3D printed models to train surgeons and simulate medical procedures. In Japan, where most medical learning is still done through textbooks, simulations are also gaining in popularity, as they offer hands-on experience and training, though the simulation models are still relatively limited in their scope. That is, while many medical schools and hospitals are equipped with simulation centers, many of the current training devices and “dolls” are much more rigid than real patients, which creates a discrepancy between what doctors are trained to do and what they actually do when they encounter a real patient.



Dr. Toshiya Nakano, a neurologist at the University of Tottori’s faculty of medicine, added: “Young doctors used to learn the ropes gradually by observing senior doctors at work and then trying their hand at operating on actual patients. Such styles of training are no longer acceptable. Ensuring patient safety is a top concern.”

The new Mikoto robot thus marks a remarkable step forward for medical simulation equipment. Mikoto is not designed for all types of simulations, however, but is built for three main procedures: endotracheal intubation (a process wherein a patient’s airway is forced open by a tube in the windpipe), gastrointestinal endoscopy (where internal organs are checked using a flexible fiber-optic camera tube), and sputum suctioning. As mentioned, Mikoto is equipped with various sensors which can alert users if they are putting too much pressure on the robot, or if they are choking it. At the end of the simulation, the 3D printed robot also issues a score for the simulation, which is based on data obtained through the sensors as well as the length of the procedure.


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‘S3’ Singapore Simulation Conference Now Accepting Presentations for November Event, Supported by SimHealth, SESAM & SimGHOSTS

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The S3 Conference brings together thought leaders and cutting-edge ideas from three renowned simulation centers to one place: located in Singapore General Hospital Campus, Singapore. Hosted by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS), the S3 Conference 2017 is jointly organized by SIMS, Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) and The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS).

All presentation submissions are due by May 19th!

This international tripartite partnership will provide participating healthcare simulation teams with the best learning and networking opportunities with leading experts worldwide. The S3 Conference aims to be at the pulse of Asia’s simulation industry and to lead the transformation of simulation in the region and beyond. The theme for the S3 Conference this year is, “At the Crossroad of Simulation; Bringing the World together”. Expect transformative sessions with international guest speakers, experience the latest in simulation technology, take in new ideas, share simulation best practices across borders, present ground-breaking simulation studies to fellow industry insiders, receive hands-on training in advanced simulation procedures, and more.

Who Should Attend?



The S3 Conference connects healthcare professionals across disciplines and medical professions in Singapore, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the US. The conference will be useful for:

  • Healthcare and simulation technology specialists,
  • Healthcare educators and trainers,
  • Nursing and allied health professionals,
  • Academics and researchers, as well as Local and overseas healthcare leaders.

The main conference takes place from 1 – 3 November 2017, while pre-conference activities will be held on 31 October 2017.

About the Host

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS) is Singapore’s largest simulation facility with a comprehensive range of simulation modalities, cutting-edge technology and training programmes. SIMS is committed to delivering quality simulation training by providing a safe and supervised environment for healthcare professionals to sharpen their clinical skills. The institute draws upon the synergy of collective expertise, curriculum and resources in SingHealth. With a rich legacy in clinical education, SIMS aims to be the leading global institution in medical simulation, pushing frontiers in patient safety.

Submit Your Abstracts By May 19th on the SingHealth S3 Website!

Next Generation Harvey Cardiopulmonary Simulator Now Available from From Gordon Center | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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At IMSH 2017, HealthySim was on hand to learn all about the Next Generation Harvey, one of the world’s most trusted cardiopulmonary simulators built out of the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. We learned about all the latest features of the Next Generation Harvey which was recently released to the global healthcare simulation market! I have heard from numerous simulation center program directors that if metaphorically speaking, if “the island was sinking, Harvey would be the first manikin I would put in the boat to save!”

About Harvey:

For almost 40 years, Harvey has been a proven simulation system enabling the education, training, and assessment of cardiac assessment skills that are extremely realistic.



The Next Generation Harvey provides cardiopulmonary training for all healthcare providers. This full-size manikin realistically simulates nearly any cardiac disease at the touch of a button. New features include 20 additional patient scenarios – some with faster heart and respiratory rates – for a total of 50 conditions, 10 comprehensive standardized patient cases for teaching and assessment, and enhanced physical exam findings. Additional bilateral arm pulses.

Designed for any Learning Environment

Harvey is portable and may be used in any environment in which a patient may be examined. Small groups with stethophones may learn without an instructor by using the slide programs or the UMedic system. If the area is only for Harvey, it should be about the size of a patient’s small hospital room, so that space is available for “Bedside Rounds.” Harvey may also be used in Clinical Skills or Simulation Training Centres or SP training areas. Larger groups may learn in a lecture hall by using stethophones for auscultation and video projection for observing other physical findings. Most importantly, the main location should be convenient for both students and the person-in-charge. Even though “Harvey” functions as a self-learning device, the nearby presence and availability of knowledgeable faculty and staff will further ensure a successful program.

Next Generation Harvey New Features:

  • 20 customized patient scenarios, including cases at faster heart rates – now 50 cases total
  • 10 comprehensive standardized patient cases that can be used with Harvey for training and OSCEs
  • Additional peripheral pulses for palpation
  • Laptop included with curriculum and option to bundle UMedic e-learning curricula
  • Free subscription to live webinars for ongoing instructor and technical training

Learn more about the Next Generation Harvey!


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Pocket Nurse Distributes New VR Training System from VES | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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At IMSH 2017 HealthySimulation.com interviewed Virtual Education Systems at the Pocket Nurse booth to learn more about their VR task trainer that utilizes HTC Vive technology. Watch the video interview below to see this awesome technology in action!

Train Better in VR Simulated Environments



Now with VES VR training systems, new nurses can train with interactive patients in-hospital simulations making critical decisions in real-time. Whether it is clinical training or refreshing skills, healthcare professionals can train in realistic game based scenarios developing competencies that save lives. VES technology allows educators to integrate cases quickly and easily, creating a simple to understand case builder that is web-based was a top priority from the beginning.

VES VR Training Provides:

  • Experiential Learning: Interactive cases that teach through experience and repetition
  • Multi-Platforms: Virtual reality, web, and mobile
  • Learning Management Integration: Deploy through any LMS Assess learning autonomously on an individual or group level
  • Competency Assessment: VES-Case Builder Create custom cases suited to the individual needs of your establishment
  • Debriefing: Each case generates a log of time and decisions, along with downloadable PDF
  • 24/7: Virtual patient cases can be taken any time anywhere
  • Simulates Physiological Responses: Accurate virtual patients respond correctly to treatments
  • Cost Effective: Individual training below current evaluation and training methods

Learn more at the Pocket Nurse website today!

Medical Simulation Programs in the News!

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Here’s a summary of the latest medical simulation news from around the world sim champs!



  • ‘Baby Tory’: Logan Regional Uses Lifelike Gaumard Infant Simulator to Train for Unique Situations – “Whenever anyone works with Tory, we let them know beforehand that for as long as they’re working with her, she’s real and she’s alive,” registered nurse Kim Hillyard said. “Tory is such a high-fidelity simulation that it’s very easy to feel that this is a real situation, because she’s that lifelike.” According to Logan Regional Hospital RN Coordinator Elizabeth Anderson, only about 1 percent of the approximately 2,600 babies delivered at Logan Regional Hospital each year will need extensive neonatal resuscitation after their arrival. As such, it is uncommon for the nurses of the hospital’s Special Care Nursery to encounter situations in which babies will need complex procedures immediately after their birth. Baby Tory can be programmed to show the same symptoms real infants may encounter in these situations, from abnormal heart rhythms and collapsed lungs to spiking blood pressures and seizures.
  • C-STARS Sets New DoD Training Standard with New Simulator From Air Force News – Athena’s “highly advanced lungs automatically respond to medical ventilation,” said Karen Johnson, the C-STARS simulation coordinator. “Mechanical ventilation is a big part of our training program here at C-STARS St. Louis. We train our students to utilize a ventilator for cases they may encounter when deployed downrange.” Those cases are often explosive injuries seen during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, wars that presented their own array of medical challenges. The challenges resulted in advanced simulation training that better prepared deployers to respond to significant trauma. The C-STARS providers and nurses behind the training are credentialed and have previously cared for patients injured during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.The experience of the cadre, coupled with the addition of Athena, help make the program one of the most advanced offered to military personnel. The supplier of Athena, Canadian Aviation Electronics, said St. Louis C-STARS was the first DOD site in the world to receive this simulation model and the first in the world to receive CAE’s formal training on Athena. When Johnson recognized the potential of Athena, she made it a priority to bring Athena to C-STARS. Until Athena, Johnson said, she never came across a simulator with both anatomically correct female proportions and advanced ventilation functionalities. “The important thing to remember here is the fact that implementing Athena into our program has increased our training capabilities,” Johnson said. “She allows us to present a more hybrid and complete approach to trauma simulation whether our students are first-time deployers or have deployed several times.”
  • Lima Memorial Unveils New Simulator Lab From Lima Ohio News – Lima Memorial staff, Kim LaPoint, center, Janet Bible and Carrie Klosterman, far right, perform life-saving procedures on a high-tech Sim Man 3-G mannequin during a demonstration in the new Innovative Simulation Laboratory at Lima Memorial Health System on Tuesday afternoon. LIMA — Many times, emergency medical care comes down to split-second decisions. Training medical personnel, emergency medical technicians and other first responders in administering that care can often be something of an inexact science, however, with teachers watching trainees work on mannequins and making evaluations based on their observations. After a $100,000 donation from PotashCorp last fall, Lima Memorial Health System has created its own simulation and education laboratory, providing advanced training for both its own health care providers and first responders and health care students in the community.
  • BTC hires new simulation lab assistant From Bolivarmo News – Due to the expansion of the use of its lab facilities, Bolivar Technical College has hired a new simulation lab assistant. Courtney Gott, a current RN program student at BTC, will work in the setup, tear down, repurposing of materials and general maintenance of the simulation and skills labs. According to Simulation and Skills Center coordinator, Lisa Beals, MSN, RN, the labs are in use five days per week now due to an increase in use by students in various medical programs, including the college’s RN, LPN, RN Bridge and Medical Assistant program. “Having to add on personnel in the lab is a great problem to have,” said Beals. “Courtney is going to be a welcome addition to the lab as its use begins to expand.” Gott, a resident of Willard, works as a surgical technician at Mercy Hospital in Springfield in Labor and Delivery. She is expected to graduate from BTC as a registered nurse next year. Although Gott has a wide range of experience in the medical field, she is ready to learn during this opportunity, as well as her current program.

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Cardionics Shares Limited Time Offers for Student Auscultation Manikin Products

Cardionics let HealthySimulation.com know about a special promotional offer they are running from now until September 31st, where you can receive over $6,000 in savings on a new SAM 3G Student Auscultation Manikin, $2550 off SimScope Wifi, or an upgrade of your SAMII to SAM3G for only $8000! Check out these promotional flyers below for deal specifics:

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Watch our video interview from IMSH 2017 to see more about the SAM3G now!