2-Hour Laerdal SimMan 3G Programming Course Now Available Through SimGHOSTS

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Word today is that subscribers of SimGHOSTS.org (which has 50% off annual subscription again this month due to a big announcement coming next week), that you can now take a Laerdal SimMan 3G programming course right from your home or office. Best of all its only $50!

Not a subscriber to SimGHOSTS.org yet? Sign up here today! Gain access to over 200 recorded sessions, a weekly digest of conversations covering all things simulation by more than 1,500 international members, a document database, jobs posting area, and more — for only $60. For less than one Starbucks order a month you can save over 50% off the regular $135 annual subscription fee! Once you do you can gain access to some free courses, and this reasonably priced Laerdal Basic Programming Course put on by SimGHOSTS event director and simulation champion Ryan Eling.

About HSTS7100 – Basic Programming for Laerdal 3G

This 2-hour course covers basic programming theory, tools and techniques for the Laerdal platform. In part one, we cover the concepts and techniques for planning out a proper programmed scenario; these are general skills that apply to any high-, low- or no-fidelity simulation scenario. Focus is placed on communication with the entire simulation team, from students to staff to administrators to faculty.

Part Two is an extensive overview of the Laerdal 3G programming software. Here, we learn about Learner Inputs, Patient Responses, Trends, Handlers and the other tools found in the software. There is discussion and explanation of how these tools can be used, and also how they can be re-appropriated for creative solutions. This section ends with an explanation of an offline programming game that learners should play before proceeding to the final course section.


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Part Three is a point by point review of the goals of the programming game. We uncover creative uses and tricks using the Laerdal software. In the end, this review demonstrates the instructor’s theory of approaching programming as a creative, collaborative and constantly reassessed activity.

Learning Objectives & Details:

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of programming theory, practice and techniques.
  • Explain the use of basic programming functions in the Laerdal platform.
  • Demonstrate alternative uses for Laerdal programming options.

Instructor: Ryan Eling
Course Length: 2-hours
Course Fee: $50
Format: Self-Paced – Online

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CAE Healthcare Announces Update to Muse Patient Simulator Software & Reminder About Upcoming HPSN in Tampa Feb

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Received this announcement regarding an update to Muse patient simulator software from CAE Healthcare which looked important enough to share with you here! Don’t forget that the Human Patient Simulator Network event is taking place next month Feb. 16th-18th in Tampa Florida.This event is for simulation champions around the world so be sure to consider attending!

Dear CAE Healthcare Customer:

We’re pleased to introduce the latest version of our patient simulator user interface, Müse 2.4, which is now available for your METIman as a free update, if you have Müse 2.0 (version 2) or above, as well as an active support and maintenance plan.

Müse 2.4 offers:

  • CPR Analysis compliant with AHA 2015 guidelines – With the addition of Chest Compression Fraction, Müse 2.4 now includes all of the AHA-recommended metrics for quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (e.g., compression depth, compression rate, chest recoil, compression fraction, ventilation volume and rate).
  • More flexibility for scenario creation – We added variants of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) cardiac rhythms, adjustable Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) and lower respiratory rate values.
  • Overrides for EtCO2, CVP and PAP – Facilitators can now override these parameters within Müse 2.4.
  • Metric and imperial units – Both unit types are now available for patient height and weight.
  • Compatibility with OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Significant improvements to these languages: German, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese versions.

Update Information
If you have a patient simulator under an active service agreement and Müse version 2, your update will be free. If you are on Müse version 1 and would like to install 2.4 please contact customer service. The cost is $575 per simulator for those without an active support and maintenance plan.

We value our customer relationships, and we strive to ensure that we are delivering quality products and responding to your needs. 

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Visit CAEHealthcare.com for more info!

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?

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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“And, Scene!” – Some Great Places to get Simulation Scenarios (even FREE)

*Update: This article is now translated in Spanish too!

The first time I ever sat down at a high-fidelity simulation computer and opened up the programming option I knew I had found a new passion.  I also knew that there would be plenty of people out there dreading the thought of looking at the very same screen.  Programming scenarios takes a lot of time for those of us without serious computer backgrounds.  Running a Simulation Lab without scenarios is like trying to drive a car without gas, you might as well get out and push or just forget it altogether.  Programming takes time and when launching a new simulation lab it might not be feasible to get educators locked into the time commitment necessary to design scenarios (let alone program them).

So without further ado, click the link below for a couple of really excellent resources I have come across (or that we utilize at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas) for Healthcare Simulation scenario

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Scenario Programming Survey

HealthySimulation.com is running a survey about Programming at your Sim Lab. Please help your community and HealthySimulation.com by taking a few minutes to answer these questions about programming scenarios in your Simulation Lab! We appreciate it!

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