Conquer Mobile Wins Best in Show Award at IMSH2017 Showcase with PeriopSim VR Training for Nurses

Conquer Mobile was awarded ‘Best in Show” at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase in Orlando last week. The company won the small company / entrepreneurial award for its PeriopSim Virtual Reality training for OR nurses.



Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) – February 7, 2017 – Conquer Mobile today announced that the company won a key award at IMSH, the leading event for the healthcare simulation industry, in Orlando this week. The IMSH Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase brought together 33 participants demonstrating innovative simulation training solutions for healthcare. A judging panel from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) made awards in 4 categories: large company, small/entrepreneurial company, researcher and student. Conquer Mobile won the entrepreneurial award for its PeriopSim VR instrument training for OR nurses.

The company’s PeriopSim iPad simulation training platform is already in use in over 300 facilities across North America. The fully immersive PeriopSim VR solution, using the HTC Vive hardware, was unveiled for the first time at the IMSH Serious Games showcase.
“We are so excited to win this award,” commented Angela Robert, CEO of Conquer Mobile. “PeriopSim VR has already been used in academic research but this is the first time we have shown our new immersive instrument trainer at a conference.”
This year’s IMSH conference was held from January 28-February 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando Florida. IMSH brings together over 2,500 physicians, nurses, educators, administrators, centre operations directors, technology specialists and other health care leaders in medical simulation. The Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase is in its fifth year and attracts vendors and researchers from all over the world with new and innovative simulation solutions.
About PeriopSim
PeriopSim is a simulation training solution for iPad and VR, for clinicians who need to learn surgical instruments and procedures. PeriopSim enables surgical staff to practice safely before surgery.  Using video of real surgeries and voice prompts, users are guided through a surgery and prompted to use the correct tool at every step. Gamification techniques such as scoring and timed challenges motivate learners to practice and hone their skills. It is aimed at both students and experienced perioperative nurses preparing for unfamiliar procedures. It is designed to be purchased by educators, as part of a hospital education program, as an institutional purchase.
The product is currently part of a pilot program with the Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN). It is in use at over 300 facilities across North America and is the subject of the top ranking international peer reviewed academic research paper on BioMedCentral. The paper, ‘Simulation-based training for burr hole surgery instrument recognition’, looks at the impact of simulation training for instrument knowledge and recognition among neurosurgery residents
PeriopSim is available as a free preview version on the App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id960363034&mt=8 .
About Conquer Mobile
Conquer Mobile is an education technology company specializing in healthcare. With deep expertise in VR, simulation, UX and gamification, the team creates engaging apps that deliver education as an experience. Current focus areas include: medical simulation training, enterprise safety education and custom VR and healthcare apps.

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Minneapolis VA Simulation Technology Display Wins 1st Place at Mall of America Exposition

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Always happy to hear when medical simulation champions win for showcasing our community’s work to the greater public! Today word from Minneapolis VA that their showcase did just that!

“Twenty-two participants from local and Federal government agencies created interactive displays and met with over 1400 mall patrons at the 2016 Government on Display Exposition held January 30 at Mall of America (MOA). The Minneapolis VA Health Care System Simulation Technology demonstration was awarded first place for best exhibit as selected by the Mall of America.

The Government on Display Exposition is annual event organized by the Federal Executive Board of the Twin Cities to help government agencies meet the public they serve. In addition to the simulation demonstration, Minneapolis VA OEF/OIF staff was on site.”

About the Minneapolis VA Sim Program:

As a Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) Advanced Tier Certified Simulation Program, the Minneapolis VA trains over 2000 staff per year using simulation equipment, methodology or technology for the goal of Veteran and staff education and patient safety.

The Minneapolis VA Simulation Program includes a 1500 square foot multidisciplinary and interprofessional Simulation Center, a Tele-ICU Simulation Lab, a two-bed Nursing Patient Simulation Lab  and the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Testing Center and Virtual Simulation Lab.

Their mission is to promote Veteran patient safety through simulation education with a focus on improved healthcare provider communications and teamwork. The Minneapolis VA Simulation Center is a 1,500 square foot multidisciplinary and interprofessional center which includes a comprehensive array of innovative simulation education capabilities.

Learn more on the VA website!

Innovation in Healthcare Showcase Event Washington D.C. April 23-24 Includes Serious Games Contest

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Managing Member of Clinical Playground Eric B. Bauman, PhD, RN, Paramedic, wrote in to share about an upcoming Serious Games Showcase during an upcoming Innovation in Healthcare event being hosted in Washington D.C at the Keck Center on April 23rd & 24th. There is also an innovation contest:

Hi Lance – We are holding a Serious Games and Virtual Environments Arcade as part of a Free Workshop on Innovation in Healthcare Clinical Education on April 23rd. There is an associated contest with a 1st place and runner up in Innovation. The winner will be invited to give a short presentation at the Institute of Medicine Workshop on the morning of April 24th. 

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine will plan and conduct a two day public workshop to explore recent shifts in the health and health care industry and their implications for health professional education and workforce learning.  The workshop will likely explore such topics as:

• Opportunities for new platforms of communication and learning.
• Continuous education of the health workforce.
• Global health professional education, training, and practice and the role of culture in perceptions and approaches to health and disease.
• Opportunities for team-based care and other types of collaborations.
• Social accountability of the health professions.

These issues will be examined in a 2 day public workshop that will be planned and organized by an ad hoc committee of the IOM. The committee will develop a workshop agenda, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. Following the workshop, an individually authored summary of the event will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required and is not yet available. This workshop will also be webcast.

Join them in person or online by learning more at the Institute of Medicine Website


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Pocket Nurse hosting massive product demo in PA

Pocket Nurse is hosting a FREE product demonstration event with a huge number of vendors July 27th – 30th at the Keystone Simulation & Education Center in Monanca, Pennsylvania.  This looks like a great opportunity to get hands on with a variety of medical simulation products.

Pocket Nurse Product Demo at Keystone

Keep reading to see what vendors and products will be there!

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