iSimulate ALSi Patient Monitor Continues to Innovate Healthcare Simulation Space

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During IMSH 2014, iSimulate’s CEO Peter McKie introduced me to all the latest updates for their patient monitoring system, which can dramatically increase the realism of your low-fidelity manikins or standardized patients. With the option to purchase an ongoing licensing agreement, users can take full advantage of all these recent updates and those still yet to come. Watch the video to see why iSimulate’s ALSi has continued to innovate healthcare simulation:

What is ALSi?

ALSi provides an economical, highly advanced and realistic patient condition simulation package. It is so easy to use you’ll be up and running in less than two minutes and can act as a fully featured multi parameter monitor, AED & defibrillator.

Run off only two iPads, its simple setup makes it great for in-situ training. ALSi provides a super realistic simulation experience, enabling hi fidelity simulation even in low fidelity situations. 


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Updates Available Now:

  • Scenarios Now Run in Line: Ability to add more annotations faster.
  • Timed Events: Build in a delay to changed vital signs before they take place.
  • New Waveforms: CO2 and a new range of wavelengths for ECG.
  • Improved Interface: Easier to see and manipulate the software.
  • Send Data to Second Screen: X-ray scans, data, and other forms can now be sent to the learner iPad.
  • Sounds: Import your own recorded sounds to add more fidelity to the learner environment

Watch the video to learn about pricing and purchasing options!

Looking to learn more about ALSi? Read and watch our comprehensive ALSi product breakdown with iPad screen capture technology so you can get a full understanding of the training opportunities that iSimulate provides.

And of course, for complete info and free trials of all their software, check out the iSimulate.com website for more on their products and services!

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ALSi From iSimulate Affordably Increases Medical Simulation Fidelity

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iSimulate has designed ALSi to reduce medical simulation equipment costs while increasing scenario fidelity. Recently I had a chance to talk with iSimulate representative and Sim Tech guru Chad Lukens at The Center for Innovation in Medical Simulation at the San Jose State University about the ALSi system, developed to affordably increase patient monitor fidelity for low and mid-range manikins, standardized patients, or task trainers.  Watch the video below for my interview and complete screen-captured product breakdown.

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Product Features:

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  • Powerful Facilitator Monitor
  • Sophisticated, Realistic Vitals Monitor
  • Smart & Easy to use Scenario Builder
  • Over 50 ECG, BP and Sats Waveforms
  • Over 20 Additional Parameter Settings
  • Realistic Trending of Vitals over Time
  • Virtual Time
  • Countdown Timer
  • Defibrillator Mode
  • AED Mode
  • Instant CPR and PEA Simulation
  • Auto NIBP

Interview:

Lance: Chad, what is iSimulate’s mission?

Chad: Our goal is to reduce the impact of a simulation lab program budget while increasing the effectiveness of your program. ALSi is a product based on the iPad platform which is designed to give you a top of the line high fidelity simulation that you have come to expect from your standard medical manikin manufacturers, with needing the costly manikin.  Simply, we can put patient vitals on everything – from low-fidelity to no-fidelity manikins that no longer work at all, or standardized patients and confederate patients acting out in the bed.

Lance: I would think it could work for with task trainers as well for increasing fidelity. Learners look to the patient monitor a lot for patient cues during healthcare simulations, like noticing the Sp02 has dropped, which can be provided by the ALSi system without needing the full expensive investment into high-fidelity manikins.

Chad: Exactly. You will get a higher ROI of your manikins because you can take low or mid fidelity manikins and make them high fidelity. The other key cost-saving point is that its not just a patient monitor, but an AED and a defibrillator as well.

Lance: Wow that will work well for EMS related scenarios or in-situ programs that need to quickly setup or teardown equipment.

Chad: Not only are these products physically smaller than a manikin, saving your Sim Tech from having to drag heavy equipment around, especially for those programs that have multiple sites. Setup time, you turn it on, connect it to the wifi and go. There’s no complicated working with the network to makE sure the manikin is connected to the laptop to the monitor to your control etc.. ALSi is very easy to use so you don’t have to be a Sim Tech to use the tablets.

Lance: Yes I was noticing that while playing around with the software that it is very comparable to using any other iPad software with a lot of sweeps or touches with an easy to follow generated user interface (GUI). The further opportunity here to pre-program, unlike cheap knockoff that might be just a patient monitors, here you not only have the opportunity to change vital signs on the fly but trend overtime, and most importantly, to pre-program these scenarios ahead of time so that you can increase the efficiency of this equipment and your program over time.  I know the cost associated with this product are tied to the learning engagement – can you explain that further?


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Chad: Absolutely. Basically there is two parts to the program – there is the facilitator iPad program, which is free to download on the iTunes store, to as many iPads as you want. The only charge comes with the patient monitor license for the learner or student. So if you had a program with 10 facilitators, instead of them all trying to figure out who has the ALSi program and managing the logistics or hunting down who-has-what piece of equipment, they can all have access to the software.

Lance: That also increases the ability to afford this because some programs have already invested in iPad infrastructures.

Chad: Right, and at this time this kit is provided with unlimited updates so all updates for the life of that product are free.

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Watch the youtube video above from minute 5:33 to see the complete product breakdown demonstrating both the instructor and learner tablets.  I would suggest watching this video fullscreen so you can see the details of the captured iPad screens.

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iSimulate ALSi Patient Vitals iPad Software

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iSimulate unveiled their new product software for the iPad called ALSi, which allows for patient vital sign presentation. Promising to turn any low-fidelty task trainer into a higher-fidelity engagement is what iSimulate is all about. The ASLi application can also be used on any standardized patient or other live-patient confederate actor to present your learners with real-time simulated vital signs.


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iSimulate, an Australian based company, operates a unique business model where your institution signs up for an annual membership fee which then provides you access to all of their simulation products.

To learn more about purchasing the iSimulate as well as the benefits of software membership, visit the iSimulate.com.au website today!


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