SimMon iTunes Patient Monitor Vital Sign Simulator App

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Looking for an affordable patient monitor for your healthcare simulation program? While this device does not have the same high-fidelity functionality of other patient monitors, SimMon provides an easily downloadable app to help your medical simulation program grow. Note, this app is currently only for iOS produ

SimMon is a basic remote controlled patient monitor for full scale medical simulation. Using SimMon on any pair of iOS devices gives you a simple remotely controlled simulated patient monitor. An iPad makes for an ideal multi-touch controlled remote and the big screen makes a great bedside patient monitor. Open SimMon on your two devices of choice and connect via WiFi or Bluetooth. Change the blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiration rate or heart rate by touching the value and dragging your finger up or down. Simple setup. Easy operation. Low cost.



Learn more on the SimMon website!


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Dynasthetics Vitalsbridge for Laerdal SimMan Products – IMSH 2016 Video Interview

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Continuing with our IMSH-2016 coverage, today we are sharing a quick IMSH 2016 interview with Dynasthetics who engineered the Vitalsbridge enabling you to connect your Laerdal SimMan 3G to a real patient monitor. Although this technology was announced last year Dynasthetics is representing the product in conjunction with Laerdal.

Compatibility

The VitalsBridge is compatible with the following manikins:

  • Laerdal SimMan 3G
  • Laerdal SimMan Jr.
  • Laerdal SimMan Essential

The VitalsBridge is also compatible with most ICU monitors as well as spot-check and respiration specific monitors:

  • Philips Intellivue
  • GE CareStation
  • Spacelabs
  • Others

Increase Simulation Realism and Training Effectiveness

The VitalsBridge presents the vital signs from a patient simulator onto a commercial patient monitors used in clinical practice. Simulation realism is amplified when learners interact with patient monitors used in their clinical practice.

The following numerical physiologic data are displayed:

  • Oxygen Saturation (SpO2 )
  • Non-invasive (arm cuff)
  • Invasive blood pressures (arterial, central venous, pulmonary artery)
  • End-tidal CO2
  • Respiration via ECG Impedance
  • Heart Rate
  • Temperatures
  • Capnography waveform
  • Plethysmography waveform

Higher Fidelity Simulations Enhance Training

Simple connection of the VitalsBridge and real monitors provides both instructors and students a more nuanced experience that more accurately parallels real clinical experiences. This translates into better-trained more confident health care providers.
Used By Industry Experts

“The VitalsBridge greatly enhances the immersive experience in our simulations by allowing our trainees to interact with real patient monitors in their clinical environment.” – Ken Johnson M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Utah

Learn more on the VitalsBridge website!

SynDaver Labs Provides FREE EKG Simulator Software App for Android Devices

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The SynDaver EKG simulator can be run along with any medical training manikin to add another layer of realism to your simulations. The app offers a standalone mode where variables can be set by an intuitive slider based interface.

Visit Google Play to Download the App for Free today!

Variables that are currently able to be set include beats per minute, systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, respiration rate, SPO2, and temperature. These values are displayed both numerically and by color coordinated dynamic waveform with mutable audio indicators for the heart rate.

It also offers Bluetooth control, when the same app is installed on two paired android devices, allowing an instructor to update the display remotely in real time in response to student interactions or to modify the training scenario on the fly. The app currently offers three preset states with more planned in the future. Plans for other future additions include changing variables over time and preset creation.

Additional instructions for usage can be found on Syndaver’s Website!

 


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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. 

iSimulate is the Platinum Sponsor of SimGHOSTS 2014 Australia, taking place June 25th-27th at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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!

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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alsi features

  • 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?

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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Free Downloadable Vital Sign Simulator & Patient Monitor

Vital Sign Simulator

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Florian Schwander, ER-nurse and mega-code instructor from Switzerland wrote to HealthySimulation.com to share his new software for emergency medicine simulations: The Vital Sign Simulator. This downloadable program is an open-source project, free to use and modify!
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The vital sign simulator is intended for use in medical emergency training simulations. In combination with an affordable low-fidelity cpr-manikin, VSS offers a low-cost alternative to commercial high-fidelity patient simulation monitors. Vital Sign Simulator (VSS) acts as a vital sign monitor / defibrillation unit. The operator can change various values such as heartrate, blood pressure, ecg-rhythm etc; while the trainee can perform a defibrillation, pacing etc on a separate interface. VSS is used with a split-screen system, one monitor with controls for the operator and one providing the vital signs to the trainees. Heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, blood pressure and various moving ecg-samples can be set and changed at any time by the operator. Scenario log files can be exported to an .rtf file for documentation debriefing.
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Features
  • Low-cost solution for medical emergency simulation training
  • Displays vital signs on a additional monitor (extended desktop)
  • Adjustable heart rate, blood pressure, spO2 and resp.
  • Various moving ECG-Samples
  • Defibrillation and pacing
  • Automated documentation, saving scenario log file to .rtf
  • New! Wiki with manual, tipps and tricks
Vital Sign Simulator is available in English and German for download. The program has now been under heavy development for several months and is now entering the final beta-stage with all functions available. Florian asks the healthcare simulation community to test and provide feedback about this freeware program to help improve the final version!
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Simulation Monitor iPhone App

Simulated Patient Monitor

UK’s Simulation Monitor is launching a new iPhone/iPad software to replicate patient monitors.

The website suggests the app is a great learning tool for undergrad exams, OSCE post-grad exams, and ALS/ATLS/APLS courses which costs far less than an expensive high-fidelity manikin monitor.

Quick Notes about this Medical Simulation Software:

  • Simulation Training on the iPhone
  • No need for high fidelity, expensive simulation mannequin
  • Scenario based training on the ward, in the staff room or in the pub!
  • Teacher and student can share single iPhone/Pod/Pad
  • If second iDevice is available then link via bluetooth…Student’s iPhone will act as a monitor
  • 30+ ECGs to choose from
  • change rhythms instantly or via defibrillation/CPR
  • Provide lab results as case evolves
  • Includes capnography waveforms (…obstrucive airway disease, sudden loss of cardiac output, malignant hyperpyrexia…)

You can learn more at: http://www.simulationmonitor.co.uk/


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