IMSH 2017 Opens in Orlando to 2,700 Attendees From 51 Countries

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Today in Orlando Florida, 2,700 simulation champions from over 50 countries came together for the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. The event started with Stories from the Heart, a collection of shared stories from simulation champions about their experiences with healthcare simulation. The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2017) is the most important healthcare simulation conference of the year. One in which you will experience complete immersion in situations that may result in lives being improved and saved. Dr. Christine Park, President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and Dr. Chad Epps, Past-President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare — helped open the show.

About the Stories from the Heart:

Many of us have taken part in a healthcare simulation exercise and know the feeling of confidence it can bring. We understand that the knowledge gained can lead directly to improved patient safety, a change in our life, or even save a patient’s life. This is an incredible concept and many of us have a tale to tell. Come join us during our Opening Plenary Session to hear the powerful stories of how simulation has helped save a life! You can read many more Stories from the Heart here.

Mary Holtschneider RN-BC, told the story of a friend, a simulation champion herself who fell unconscious next to the hospital and was found by colleagues and rushed to the hospital that she was going to teach simulation at that day. Thankfully, the interventions that the team had learned from her simulated practice sessions were put into practice, and miraculously she survived even with more than 60 minutes of unconsciousness. Turns out — Mary was her friend in the story!

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Dr. David Gaba was honored with the Pioneer in Simulation award for his lifetime of work in shaping the industry “for his ingenuity talent and wisdom in leading the creation of modern day simulators and advancing the field as the founding editor of the journal for simulation in healthcare. Dr. Gaba received a standing ovation from the general audience!”

About Dr. Gaba

David Gaba, MD is Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning and Director of the Center for Immersive and Simulation based Learning (CISL) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Professor of Anesthesia (with tenure) at Stanford and Director of the Patient Simulation Center of Innovation at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System where he is also a Staff Anesthesiologist. Over the last 25 years Dr. Gaba’s laboratory has worked extensively on human performance and patient safety issues. This laboratory is a pioneer in applying organizational safety theory to health care.

The laboratory is also the inventor of the modern full-body patient simulator and is responsible for introducing Crew Resource Management training from aviation to healthcare, first in anesthesia and then to many other healthcare domains. He has been the principal investigator on grants from a wide variety of funders. Dr. Gaba is an author on more than 100 original articles in a wide diversity of peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of 18 book chapters, and the well-known book Crisis Management in Anesthesiology. After serving on the editorial boards of several high profile academic and medical journals, Dr. Gaba was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the indexed peer-reviewed journal Simulation in Healthcare, the official journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

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Lou Oberndorf to Chair J. H. Whitney Acquisition of 3B Scientific

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#IMSH2017 hasn’t even officially begun and already big news coming out of Orlando. Today, Lou Oberndorf and J. H. Whitney Capital have acquired 3B Scientific – a global player in the manufacturer of healthcare simulation products. Stay tuned to @HealthySim this week for all the latest.

NEW CANAAN, Conn. and TUCKER, Ga., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 3B Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of anatomical and biological teaching aids for science, healthcare and patient education, today announced that it has been acquired by J. H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in healthcare, consumer, specialty manufacturing and business services industries. Todd A. Murray is appointed Chief Executive Officer of 3B Scientific.

3B Scientific has been a trusted leader in the global healthcare education sector for decades with representation in more than 100 countries,” said Murray, CEO of 3B Scientific. “Our partnership with Whitney will allow us to build on a solid foundation and focus on accelerating product innovation and service to meet the growing needs of healthcare training and education worldwide.”

Concurrent with this acquisition, Louis Oberndorf became 3B Scientific’s Chairman. Oberndorf, who was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare at the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, is the former founder and CEO of METI, the world’s leading medical simulation company, which was acquired in 2011 by CAE for $130M.

“This acquisition combines 3B Scientific’s breadth of products and decades of leadership with Whitney’s high-growth investment model to position 3B Scientific for the next stage of growth and innovation,” said Oberndorf. “We are passionate about the future and, together, the Whitney-Oberndorf investment initiative intends to bring a global strategy to the healthcare experiential learning and simulation industry.”

Read the full press release here!

Apoyando las Transiciones en las Trayectorias de la Carrera Medica: El Papel de la Educación Basada en Simulación

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We thank Alfred de Jesús Toledo de Lima Director del Centro de Simulación COSMOS en Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña for this Spanish translation of Supporting Transitions in Medical Career Pathways – The Role of Simulation Based Education! Please comment and email us your appreciation of this Spanish article — and we will continue to produce more translations in the future!

Apoyando las Transiciones en las Trayectorias de la Carrera Medica: El Papel de la Educación Basada en Simulación

¿Aun no ha revisado la revista Advances in Simulation Journal? ¡Grandes noticias! es gratis para todos en línea gracias a la gente en SESAM. Acabo de revisar “Apoyando las Transiciones en las Trayectorias de la Carrera Medica: El Papel de la Educación Basada en Simulación” por Jennifer Cleland y otros, ¡y nos pareció muy útil para que todos nosotros lo consideremos!

Acerca de Advances in Simulation Journal

Advances in Simulation proporciona un foro para compartir la práctica académica con el objetivo de avanzar en el uso de la simulación en el contexto de la atención médica y social. Advances in Simulation publica artículos que abarcan todas las disciplinas científicas y de las ciencias sociales, todas las profesiones de atención médica y social, así como estudios multi e interprofesionales. La revista incluye artículos relacionados con la simulación que incluyen el estudio de la práctica de la atención médica, factores humanos, psicología, sociología, antropología, comunicación, trabajo en equipo, rendimiento humano, educación, tecnología de aprendizaje, economía, ingeniería biomédica, computación científica, modelado de simulación, estudios de población, teatro, artesanía, evaluación de programas y más.

Abstracto

Las transiciones o períodos de cambio en las trayectorias de la carrera médica pueden ser episodios difíciles que requieren que el profesional clínico en transición asuma nuevos roles y responsabilidades, se adapte a las nuevas dinámicas culturales, cambie los patrones de conducta y que maneje exitosamente la incertidumbre. Estos períodos de aprendizaje intensivo presentan riesgos para la seguridad del paciente. La educación basada en la simulación es un enfoque pedagógico que permite a los profesionales clínicos practicar sus habilidades técnicas y no técnicas en un ambiente seguro y de este modo aumentar su preparación para la práctica. En este comentario, presentamos los potenciales usos, fortalezas y limitaciones de la educación basada en simulación para apoyar las transiciones en las trayectorias de la carrera médica, discutiendo la utilidad educativa, evaluación de resultados y procesos, y el costo y el valor e introduciendo una nueva perspectiva al considerar las ventajas de la Educación Basada en Simulación. Proporcionamos ejemplos de casos de estudio en los que se aplica la Simulación Basada en Educación para ilustrar estos puntos y estimular la discusión.

Conclusiones

Incrementar la preparación de los docotores para llevar a cabo las técnicas y comportamientos requeridos para asi cumplir con las responsabilidades de cualquier nuevo papel que desempeñan es importante para la seguridad del paciente, la eficiencia del servicio y el bienestar psicológico individual. Mientras que el verdadero dominio de un rol no puede lograrse hasta que uno se sumerja en el mismo lugar de trabajo[6], la literatura indica que podemos avanzar algún trecho con la preparación de los individuos para los elementos técnicos y no técnicos de cualquier nuevo rol, y de hecho los retos psicológicos asociados, a través del uso juicioso e imaginativo de la Educación Basada en Simulación. En este trabajo, hemos proporcionado una visión general de algunos de los factores clave asociados con planificar y evaluar la Educación Basada en Simulación para transiciones.

También hemos destacado una serie de áreas para investigación futura en la Educación Basada en Simulación para dar apoyo a las transiciones de la carrera médica. Estas incluyen el desarrollo de la comprensión en torno a los factores prácticos que deben ser considerados al diseñar Educación Basada en Simulación, que van desde entregar retroalimentación y la incorporación de medidas de resultado a largo plazo hasta el análisis de la costo-efectividad del enfoque que está llevandose a cabo, así como las influencias socio-culturales sobre el aprendizaje en entornos simulados. Instamos a los que trabajan en la investigación de la Educación Basada en Simulación a considerar la mejor manera de identificar y evaluar los resultados concretos específicos para este propósito. Sigue existiendo la necesidad de una mayor investigación sobre el uso de la Educación Basada en Simulación para apoyar la transición de estudiante de medicina a médico residente, pero instamos a los que trabajan en esta área a que no dejen de examinar el uso de la Educación Basada en Simulación para apoyar posteriores transiciones de la carrera médica donde “los alumnos” están trabajando con menos supervisión y una responsabilidad cada vez mayor, aún cuando se mantengan aparentes problemas (en gran media no técnicos) pertinentes a la seguridad del paciente.

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IMSH 2017 Must Sees and Big Announcements

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Hello Sim champs! Excited to see many of you this weekend at #IMSH2017 in Orlando — where lots of great networking, product launches, and educational courses will be taking place! If you are attending, please be sure to stop by and say hi to HealthySimulation.com’s founder Lance Baily at the SimGHOSTS booth #825. Email me if you would like to setup a time to connect!

Here are some sneak peak announcements of must see items for IMSH we have already heard about from the community:

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Stories From the Heart Opening Keynote: Many of us have taken part in a healthcare simulation exercise and know the feeling of confidence it can bring. We understand that the knowledge gained can lead directly to improved patient safety, a change in our life, or even save a patient’s life. This is an incredible concept and many of us have a tale to tell. Come join us during our Opening Plenary Session to hear the powerful stories of how simulation has helped save a life! Discover how simulation can impact a medical professional’s career. Explore the ways that simulation has saved a patient’s life. Become reenergized in your practice by hearing how simulation positively impacts the work we do everyday!

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SimGHOSTS launches online course development profit share opportunity & Raffles Off Oculus Rift! Interested in creating an online course to help others learn key aspects of healthcare simulation technology and operations? More interested in earning a share of the revenue earned from developing such a course as it sells to their international audience of simulation champions? Stop by their booth #825 to learn more about the types of course content they are seeking and how you can win an Oculus Rift DK2! They are also having their annual “Pub Crawl” Sunday night starting with the “Pub” right near the convention center at 9PM!

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Cardionics launches new products! Imagine a shirt you or your low-fidelity manikin could wear, that would enable your learners to auscultate actual pathological breathing and body sounds! Attend their launch presentation with Dr. Bill Boudreaux from the University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Medicine. Date: Monday, Jan 30th Time: 3 pm – 3:30 pm Location: Rainbow Springs Room 1 & 2 (conveniently located across the lobby from the exhibit hall) to learn more about the SimShirt, SAM Gen III, and more!

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Operative Experience Launches First Major BoothLou Oberndorf, the man behind METI, is now helping Operative Experience grow their realistic surgical trainer product lines with some big new product announcements coming this week. We had a chance to see this technology a few years back during the military demonstration at IMSH, but with Lou connected to the project be sure to keep your eye out for Operative Experience.

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SIMCharacters’ North American Debut of Paul — World’s First High Emotion Preterm Simulator at simAlliance Booth – Very excited about this one readers! Come to the collaborative simAlliance booth #325 featuring Paul, the most advanced preterm infant simulation our industry has seen. Paul enables highly realistic critical care training in neonatology for improved learning and patient safety outcomes. He is a preterm simulator for neonates born at 27 weeks with realistic internal and external anatomy including 3D printed larynx which demonstrates authentic pathologies specific to preterm babies with physiological and pathological breathing patterns including RDS, BPD, cyanosis, and hyperoxia. Come see Paul and also learn more about SIMStation’s AV recording and debriefing systems, SimCore’s simulation center management tool, and the AV systems design and installation services of Level 3 Healthcare!

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CAE Healthcare Showcasing New LearningSpace Features to Current Customers! Monday Jan. 30th at 7:15-8:15AM in Discovery 45, CAE Healthcare team members will showcase sneak peaks to the latest features to their awesome LearningSpace system. If you are a new customer you can learn more about LearningSpace here or by visiting their booth #600 — the biggest booth this year! I also hear they will be showcasing some new VR technologies which I can’t wait to learn more about!

Got a hot tip on something else launching at IMSH 2017? Email us and let us know and we’ll add it here!

As always, stay tuned to @HealthySim for great tweets covering the show!

Escobar Technologies Uses Modern Printing Technologies to Launch First Combined Venous-access Arterial-access Task Trainer

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HealthySim’s good friend David Escobar is a thought leader among the technical simulation community — not only as a simulation technology specialist, but as an innovator of 3d printing technologies within our space. Recently Escobar Technologies unveiled their first “3d printed” “affordable” IV simulator prototype which allows for both Venous-access and Arterial-access in the same easy to setup and clean up system.

Redshift recently covered the story which we are excerpting here:

Escobar Technologies’ first test-ready prototypes are rolling off the printer in mid-2016. These beta versions will be given to selected individuals and simulation centers for hands-on testing. The real-time collaboration with potential clients will allow the brothers to adapt and adjust their design and create new iterations that are better suited to mass-market production. A crowdfunding campaign will help the brothers reach their production goal of shipping simulators to customers by the end of 2017.

Through Escobar Technologies, the brothers intend to bring about changes they hope will make training—and ultimately patient care—much more effective. “We knew we could make a better product with less overhead and put more money into the design and the innovation behind these products,” Escobar says. “That’s why we started to move forward with the tools that we had at our disposal, including Autodesk Fusion 360, to design these products.” Coupling the design ease of Fusion 360 with the power of 3D printing, Escobar is able to make his medical simulators a reality. medical simulator animationThe assembly mechanics as seen in Autodesk Fusion 360. Courtesy Escobar Technologies.

Escobar holds a full-time job with a health-care simulation training center and is using his firsthand knowledge, as well as feedback he’s gathered throughout his career, to build and shape simulators that meet the growing needs of medical simulation operations. Compared to today’s current models, Escobar Technologies’ simulators will have three major benefits: a quick innovation cycle, a multiprocedure function, and a lower price. The first device the brothers designed is one of the most basic: an intravenous arm. It is intended to train caregivers on proper techniques for inserting IVs. The typical intravenous arm model on the market today can cost a hospital or training center nearly $1,000.

The Escobar Technologies model is targeted closer to $500 or $600. Plus, the Escobar brothers’ model requires centers to purchase only one simulator—which covers venous-access and arterial-access procedures—another cost-saving measure. “Right now, you have to buy two products to teach one procedure,” Escobar says. “We want to incorporate both procedures into one simulator.”

Read the full story about Escobar Technologies on Redshift!

Singapore Civil Defense Force Paramedics to Train with Simulation & Upcoming Singapore “S3” Simulation Conference

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Recently the Singapore Civil Defense Force announced that it would be partnering with SingHealth to begin training through simulation. Both the Strait Times and Channel News Asia reported about this monumental healthcare simulation partnership.

Because of the massive adoption of simulation by Singapore, SimGHOSTS has partnered with SESAM and SingHealth to offer “S3” Simulation Conference October 31st – November 3rd, 2017. Learn more about this innovative collaborative event on the SimGHOSTS website!

Strait Times Excerpt:

“SCDF paramedics will be trained to deal with simulated emergencies at SingHealth’s new medical simulation institute, which was launched yesterday to train healthcare staff. More than 250 paramedics from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will serve hospital attachments over the next six years, in a move to hone the skills of emergency services here.

This is in response to the complex needs of Singapore’s ageing population – with four in 10 emergency calls in 2015 involving seniors. Older people tend to have multiple health problems, which means paramedic training must get more sophisticated, explained SCDF chief medical officer Ng Yih Yng.

“When we manage the patients today, as compared with 20 years ago, (they) no longer have one problem where you can apply a single protocol,” he said. “We need to evolve the training from just application of protocol towards critical thinking and problem-solving… How do they prioritise and which is the problem they need to solve immediately.”

Yesterday, the SCDF inked a training deal with healthcare group SingHealth at a ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Under the agreement, 14 nurses from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) will also be seconded to the SCDF’s 995 operations centre. This builds on an earlier pilot scheme involving four nurses that showed good results, including improving survival rates, said Associate Professor Marcus Ong, director of the unit for pre-hospital emergency care at the Health Ministry.

“Last month, one of my nurses told me that she gave instructions over the phone when someone was choking on a fishball… and that person was saved,” said Prof Ong, who is also a senior consultant at SGH’s emergency medicine department. “This is a very practical example of the difference they can make.” Both parties are also working to develop a programme to train senior paramedics to teach these advanced skills, eventually establishing them as paramedic educators.”

Learn more about the S3 Singapore Simulation Conference here!

Immersive Media Initiative Uses VR to Train Healthcare Students

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Almost weekly now, healthcare educational programs around the world are receiving grants and other financial support to explore the use of VR in healthcare education and training. Check out this recent article from the POST and an almost $1M grant to fund such research at Ohio University:

Alexa Hoynacke, a senior studying industrial systems engineering, plays a virtual reality game that involves touching targets as a part of the LEARNING study in Grover Center on November 5, 2015. Along with entertainment, virtual reality can also be used for healthcare purposes. With new virtual reality simulations, medical students can practice procedures and gain confidence in their craft faster. Since receiving an $878,000 grant from Ohio University’s Innovation Strategy program, the Immersive Media Initiative team was able to begin work on a handful of virtual reality projects — they have tackled filmmaking and enhanced journalism, and they have also been busy with multiple VR projects in the medical field.

Last summer, the Immersive Media Initiative shot 360-degree footage of emergency room patients. This was their first project in virtual reality healthcare. Eric Williams, associate professor of media arts and studies and co-creator of Immersive Media Initiative, consulted with Dr. Thanh Nguyn since he is in charge of training six medical students every semester. Williams said, “Here’s the technology we have, how can we help you train your interns better.” Williams said virtual reality lets you “go and and watch the same trauma bay procedure and figure out how everything works.” Medical students can benefit from using virtual reality as part of their training because traditional methods do not allow for as

Since receiving an $878,000 grant from Ohio University’s Innovation Strategy program, the Immersive Media Initiative team was able to begin work on a handful of virtual reality projects — they have tackled filmmaking and enhanced journalism, and they have also been busy with multiple VR projects in the medical field.

much access to bodies. There is only a limited supply of cadavers to work on, and the E.R. can receive an unsteady stream of new patients.

“Virtual reality not only makes it to feel like a person but makes it look like a person,” Fredricks said.

GE Partners with Saudi Arabia’s Princess Nourah University to Expand Simulation Training

GE, PNU to team up in healthcare and clinical simulation at KAAUH

From the Saudi Gazette:

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), the largest all-female university in the world, has signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with GE with two overarching goals that will see GE moving its Saudi headquarters to the PNU Academic Complex in Riyadh, and the two entities undertaking joint work in Healthcare skills development and clinical simulations at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAAUH).

The MoUs were signed at a ceremony at PNU by Dr Ahmed Mohammed Abuabah, CEO of KAAUH; Eng. Ahmed Nasser Albedaie, CEO PNU Endowment Company; and Hisham Al Bahkali, GE President & CEO, for Saudi Arabia & Bahrain. The ceremony took place in the presence of Dr. Hoda bint Mohamed Al-Ameel, Rector of PNU; Dr Saleh Abdullah Almezel, Vice Rector of PNU; and John Rice, GE Vice Chairman, along with other senior officials of PNU, KAAUH and GE.

As per the first MoU with PNU, GE will move all its operations in Riyadh to its new Saudi headquarters in PNU Academic Complex in 2018. A new state-of-the-art office will be designed to the highest standards of sustainability to accommodate all GE operations under one roof.

How Realistic Can Environments Get in VR?

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Last week HealthySimulation was on hand at the VR Fest at CES to learn more about the latest in AR/VR technologies– over the next few weeks we will be recapping some of the highlights from those events as well as related content that we believe will have an impact into medical simulation in the future. “Forget 360 Videos, Photogrammetric Virtual Reality Is Where It’s At” suggests Leif Johnson from VICE.

Today we start with a video highlighting the opportunity for photorealistic environments in VR scenes from Realities.io. You won’t believe the level of detail that is possible in complete 3D as you move about these interior spaces. The implications for healthcare simulated environments should be obvious!

FAQ from the Website:

  • What does realities do? Realities lets you explore a growing library of interesting and mesmerizing places from all around the globe in virtual reality that are explorable in photorealistic quality. Travel to places that were out of reach before, e.g. famous tourist sites, archeological and cultural heritages sites and lost places.
  • How do you create the VR environments? Most of our scans are based on photogrammetry. We also use other scanning techniques like LiDAR when necessary.
  • What do I need to experience Realities? Currently we only support HTC Vive, Oculus Rift support will be added soon. Further you need a computer fulfilling the recommended specs for VR (Intel i5 / 4GB RAM / GeForce GTX 970 or equivalent)

Learn more about these environments and download some examples for the HTC and Oculus on the Realities.io Website!

SIMCharacters Launches New Campaign to Showcase Paul, World’s First High Emotion Preterm Simulator

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*Update: The Facebook video announcing Paul went viral with over 4,000,000 views in the first week!

#WelcomePaul, the World’s First High Emotion Preterm Simulator — developed by SIMCHaracters and their CEO, Dr. Jens Schwindt — a leading expert in neonatology and healthcare simulation education. For the past three months I have spent extensive time with Jens and the amazing SIMCharacters team in Vienna as their Marketing and Strategy Consultant to learn more about this “Beyond High Fidelity” product, which advances the field of healthcare simulation with never before seen technologies — all of which fit neatly inside a completely wireless simulated body of a 27 week old infant!

Key Features of Paul:

  • Preterm baby born in 27+3 week of gestation
  • Highly realistic external anatomy
  • Weight: 1000g, length: 35cm, head circumference: 26 cm
  • Pathological breathing patterns (nasal flaring, paradoxical respiration, substernal retractions, and grunting).
  • Highly realistic upper airway ideal for practicing endotracheal intubation and special neonatological care strategies (MIST, INSURE)
  • Mechanical ventilation using bag-mask and Perivent® systems
  • Automatic tube position detection during intubation
  • Physiological and pathological lung parameters for machine-assisted ventilation
  • Palpable pulse on the umbilical cord and all four limbs
  • Sensors to detect the correct position and depth of an umbilical venous catheter (UVC)
  • Auscultatory respiratory, heart and intestinal noises
  • Cyanosis and hyperoxia
  • Completely wireless product with 1.5 hours of battery use

Working alongside Jens and the team, we helped to craft the demonstrative materials necessary to help you see Paul in action! Today I would like to share with you this awesome video that shares the story of SIMCharacters, Paul, and Jens:

And Download the New Brochure here:
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Having spent time seeing Paul in action and intubating him, I can say without a doubt that his technologies will forever change the way neonatology trains!

Are you attending IMSH in a few weeks? Email me and I will help to schedule a time with you and the SIMCharacters Team at the SimAlliance Booth to learn more about this amazing new product and company!

In the meantime, visit the new SIMCharacters Website to learn more about Paul and his amazing Features