SimSpaces Affordably Increases Medical Simulation Lab Fidelity

simulated wall coverings

“80% of the Realism for 20% of the cost!”

After covering the NAEMSE plenary session on the status of simulation in EMS education, I toured the exhibit hall and came across Greg Vis from Hudson Simulation Services who was demonstrating a cost effective product to dramatically increase realism! By adding just a strip of sticky velcro to a wall or storage cabinet surface, you can quickly apply these printed canvas styled papered-walls to quickly add fidelity to your simulated learning environments. Now a distributed product from Nasco and Simulaids, SimSpaces has filled the need for affordable solutions for increasing environment fidelity.

About SimSpaces:

As the practice of simulation has expanded to wide range of settings the need to create context rich learning environments grows alongside . However, budgets for space improvements are often not keeping pace with demand. Simulation settings now not only include simulation centers but may also include classrooms, mobile sites and everything in between. Giving these locations the immersive effect of authentic clinical settings can be challenging. SimSpaces graphic panels can transform any location into attractive and realistic ICU, ER, clinic or Homecare environments without breaking the bank. Creativity can be substituted for large budgets and still achieve a high degree of illusion. To view their available designs and learn more visit SimSpaces.com !

Simbulance and Clinical Environments:

wall posters for medical simulation labs



Reproducing the fast-paced environment of a modern ambulance can be challenging in any educational setting. SimSpaces’ offers the unique SIMBULANCE™ designs shown below for licensing. Easy to install and maintain, SimSpaces’ graphics offer an attractive solution for high-impact realism on a budget. A wide variety of settings are available to allow for multiple configurations of lab areas.

medical simulation wall backgrounds

Whether in an ER, ICU or Clinic today’s students may practice in a variety of settings. SimSpaces’ offers the designs shown below for licensing. Easy to install and maintain, SimSpaces’ graphics offer an attractive solution for high-impact realism on a budget. A wide variety of settings are available to allow for multiple configurations of lab areas.

Quick to Install and Long to Last:

 Greg explained to me that the first school to ever install SimSpace walls were still going strong over a year later — and once the walls are up they continue to stay strong.

To view their available designs and learn more visit SimSpaces.com !


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Mobile “Pop Up” Simulation Lab From MDT

prosimex mobile simulation lab

Ever wish you could “pop up” a simulation room to provide training environments as you needed, where you needed? Check out this new innovative product called ProSIMex from MDT and Inaditus and Immersive Technologies. The MDT group is comprised of immersive technicians, IT programmers, web design specialists, educationalists, along with healthcare and business professionals. MDT Global Solutions provides “innovative products and training to the Medical, Disaster and Technical Rescue industry”.

About the Immersive Classroom:

Conceptually the team has designed a portable immersive classroom with live video on 3 walls which is interactive through touch wall technology. The team can create any environment in a 4×4 meter space including Street, riot, fire, road, house, ambulance, emergency department, theatre unit, intensive care, ward, or just about any other environment. All of which can be changed with the click of a mouse!

MDT Managing Director David Halliwell MSc Paramedic FIfL says “We are also linking proSIMex with other tools that we believe make for real learning including iSimulate’s ALSi.”

Learn more about this and other innovative ideas from MDT (include SimGranny) at the MDT Website!

LA Harbor College Nursing Sim Lab

Here’s the video I produced to showcase the LA Harbor College Nursing Program’s Simulation Lab.  It is just about to hit 6,500 views!

Interested in creating your own Sim Lab promotional video?  Check out my two part video tutorial on the tips and tricks of video production I learned while working in Hollywood!  Although the tutorial is specifically about creating a Sim Lab Orientation, you can use the same production tips for other types of videos!

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