Action Training Provides Video Recording Services for EMS/Fire Fighter Training Departments

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Is your EMS or Fire Fighter department seeking video production services for your training program? Then you have to check out the awesome team from Action Training Systems! Action Training Systems’ focus is providing superior training programs for emergency responders in both the private and public sector. They started out with linear programs on VHS as companion products to written manuals and have branched out to include Online interactive courses, streaming video and DVDs. Providing training programs at all levels makes them effective at program delivery regardless of your training style or needs. Check out this example below for safety procedures:

The above video is Fireghter Safety: Part I. This Essentials of Fire Fighting series presents an overview of fire department and firefighter responsibilities under NFPA 1500. Describes the Incident Command System, control zones at emergency response scenes and how to meet the physical demands of the job through fitness and wellness programs. I wish we had more videos like these during my fire academy!


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Learning Opportunities From the Action Training Website:

We offer over 200 Fire and EMS training programs. Our programs are designed to be used as instructor resources in and out of the classroom. Each course thoroughly covers a distinct set of learning objectives with high quality visual examples. For example our EMT training series has 27 titles, each of the videos run between 17 and 28 minutes, short enough to hold learners attention, but also long enough to cover necessary information. Interactive courses take approximately 1 hour to complete. The courses contain the same video content as the DVD but also include interactive questions, chapter quizzes and final exams.

Learn more about Action Training System on their website,
and be sure to tell them HealthySimulation.com sent you!


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Do Checklists Change Human Behaviors? Thoughts from Medical Lawyer Dr. Argy

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Today a post from friend Dr. Nicolas Argy, MD, JD and professor at Boston University School of Public Health in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management. His legal and medical training combined with strong interpersonal and problem solving skills has made him a highly effective and productive educator and consultant in the field! Here in his post “Changing Human Behavior With Checklists: Do They Enhance Patient Safety?”, Dr. Argy questions the effectiveness of education:

The downfall of the checklist is not inherent to the list or the process itself but the more important question of how we create sustained changes in human behavior.  The literature is nascent regarding successful use of implementation science.  The business world talks about change management.  Behavioral psychologist, economists and neurocognitive researchers struggle to achieve sustained changes in human behavior.  Kahneman has shown our flawed decision making  regarding economics but the poor rationale appears in all spheres of life.  

The natural  consequence of flawed decision making is flawed behaviors that follow.  Research continues on specific techniques to achieve the goal of  influencing behaviors.  Some focus on creating intrinsic motivation to cause change.  Others rely on education or typical carrots and sticks approaches.  More are moving to neurocognitively aware methods using heuristic techniques, progressive participatory dialectic techniques, exaggeration, gamification and closed loop data collection with realtime feedback  including video and simulation training.

Other articles by Dr. Argy include:

Read this and other articles by Dr. Argy on his new blog!

Video Enhances Nursing & Interprofessional Healthcare Education

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Freelance writer Marcia Frellick recently shared this article on Nurse.com entitled “Video enhances interprofessional education”, and in an age where an estimated 400,000 patient deaths occur to due to medical error in the United States alone each year — we need every tool possible to help improve the educational process. Simulation obviously plays a huge role with professional healthcare education, and the importance of utilizing video recordings should never been undermined. Frellick shares that using the video systems, learners reflected on their own performance and realized “I need to speak up” and “I need to find my voice.”

Nurse.com Article Excerpt

Interprofessional training has gained prominence in the RN-to-BSN program at Drexel University in Philadelphia with a 10-week program launched in fall 2015 focusing on patient safety. Nurses watch video scenarios with actors including anesthesiologists, surgeons and other care providers from several disciplines, and use online simulation to respond as a nurse in a specific emergency.

Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, provides an example from the course: A patient arrives for a routine procedure. A nurse is working with an anesthesiologist who can’t access the airway but brushes aside the nurse’s concerns that the patient has been hypoxic for too long. The nurse sees the anesthesiologist is not following protocol. The nurse must use the TeamSTEPPS model — a system developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that encourages open communication and calling out procedure violations.

Nurses in the class videotape themselves and submit their responses. Members comment as a group and rate the responses. “A problem with claims and suits against nurses is failure to act,” Donnelly said. “This program raises the nurse’s level of awareness of her obligation to speak up. Your license is on the line.”

Video is the Future

Consider that the costs associated with a/v recording and video performance analysis will continue to decrease as the technology continues to improve. Mix that with research that proves that video recording increases provider performance and the future of healthcare starts to become more clear. Read our post about the JAMA research which showed a 31% increase in surgical performance with video recording. More on this important topic shortly!

Read the full article on Nurse.com!


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Learn How SimCapture From B-Line Medical Improves Healthcare Performance

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With the last day of 2015 upon us I am sharing a recent video from B-Line Medical about how their SimCapture units help to capture important data for your simulation recorded experiences.

B‑Line Medical makes software that helps healthcare professionals and educators improve the delivery of healthcare. Focused on the capture, debriefing, and assessment of medical training and clinical events, B‑Line Medical specializes in the delivery of robust, yet easy-to-use web-based platforms. Our software has helped over 450 top hospitals, medical schools, and nursing programs in 23 countries operate and manage their training and QI programs more effectively.

What Makes SimCapture Unique? This short tutorial video above shares why every medical simulation education program can benefit from SimCapture. SimCapture elegantly packages recording, debriefing, curriculum, tracking, operations, and center management into a scalable, powerful, and easy-to-use product.

  • Multi-angle capture – SimCapture provides the most flexible solution in the industry, offering the ability to capture multiple video angles, real medical devices, and any simulator’s patient monitor or surgical view.
  • Debrief from anywhere – Stream live or debrief post from anywhere without having to install any third party software. Simply open a browser and click “join” or “play.”
  • Integrate with any simulator – Whether it is through seamless data integration, medical device capture or curriculum, SimCapture can integrate with any simulator. Taking a simulator agnostic approach has always served our clients best.
  • Assess and build portfolios – Reports and statistics can be generated locally or remotely, for an individual learner or entire class, to provide a thorough understanding of your program’s utilization, trends, and ROI.
  • Customizable security – SimCapture has customizable roles and organizational security to accommodate the needs of any institution, even if your center is used by multiple departments or you rent it out to external programs.
  • Universal video support – SimCapture is the only solution that allows users to leverage any camera type. Whether your cameras are analog, web, IP, HD or even Google Glass, SimCapture ingests any combination of feeds and creates a single, unified view.

Learn all about SimCapture on B-Line Medical’s website and Have a Happy New Years!

Noldus Reminds Us Why Video Feedback Helps Educators Learn Too

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Today Noldus reminds us that by using video and audio recordings in education, students and educators can receive and benefit from direct feedback. Does your simulation program have video camera’s in the debriefing room, to debrief the debriefer? Peer reviewing our simulation experiences will enable them to improve just as we hope to improve our learner’s clinical behaviors.

From the Noldus Website:

Students are raised with TV and internet and are accustomed to interacting with images and videos. They are used to receiving information by watching short movie clips. On a daily basis, students find themselves browsing YouTube for information (and for fun, of course). In training and simulation situations including, for example, a simulated nurse-patient interaction, students can learn a lot. The recent research Patient Education and Counseling article “The power of clinicians’ affective communication” tells us that it is important to first deal with emotions in a medical encounter before trying to convey an important message, such as a treatment plan.

Bill Gates tells us in his TedX Talk that teachers need real feedback. Findings show that educators can use video to reflect on their own behavior. In fact, research shows that by seeing themselves on video, professionals are able to improve their receptive, informative, and relational skills.

Bill Gates: “We need a system that helps all our teachers be as good as the best”. A high school teacher: “I think that video exposes so much of what’s intrinsic to us as teachers in ways that help us learn and help us understand, and then help our broader communities understand what this complex work is really all about”. Watch the TedX Talk [3] to learn more about Bill Gates’ vision to educate the educators!

Watch Bill’s TEDx talk here:

Read the full article and learn more on the Noldus Website!


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A Collection of 11 Medical Simulation “How To’s”

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Today we are highlighting a series of articles we have put together over the past several years covering the “How To” of medical simulation. Check out these awesome resources in a variety of domains:

These are must read articles to help your healthcare simulation program grow! Subscribe to our free monthly newsletter for more great “How To” content!

What Sports Performance Analysis Can Teach Healthcare Simulation

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Last week, software company HUDL acquired Sportstec, the parent company of Studiocode — which provides a/v recording and performance analysis software for medical simulation. The software is really robust, providing a high level of detail with regards to annotating actions and exporting data for research purposes. Users can create custom one-click data entry mapping tools specific to their program needs, meaning you can change the button layout for recording performance actions for different types of of scenarios, learners, or instructors. With better tagged scenario footage, you can quickly export the specific segments you need to highlight the learning opportunities. For example, you could quickly export the three 10 second clips that exist somewhere in a one hour scenario recording. This speeds up time for facilitators and learners to witness the exact moments they need to review.

Bringing Sports Analysis to Healthcare

When our community compares medical simulation to other industries we often speak about aviation or military training. Yet the sports industry has a lot of parallels which can directly apply to our analogies, learning, and evolution. Consider that in sports team members are a constantly morphing as players start, retire, trade or have injuries. The team has a common goal against numerous different opponents who have unknown tactics. While obviously the stakes to win are not as life or death, they are still high.

In healthcare, we are constantly working with different team members against high stakes traumatic or medical cases with unknown dynamics. Thus, the tools and methods that big budget sports programs use to increase their odds of victory should be evaluated, compared, and at times adopted into healthcare. Of course, sports companies like HUDL will need to fully understand the needs of healthcare providers to ensure that the tools are designed from the ground up to better support our needs. Physical movement around a ball is less dynamic than healthcare’s movement around a patient, as opposed to verbal communication in healthcare which (hopefully) takes place more often than in sports. But with customizable coding systems, Studiocode has that potential to help us focus on our specific needs — whether that be team-based communication or an individual’s specific task evaluation.

About the Acquisition

Sportstec Managing Director Philip Jackson announced the acquisition proposal to Sportstec staff today saying, “The market has changed dramatically over the last 16 years and proudly we can claim to have driven a lot of this change. We have done extremely well in the elite sports market to be globally recognized as number one. A key area missing from the Sportstec offering is the grassroots and amateur markets where Hudl has excelled, making the combination a compelling market strategy and story. The culture and willingness to always improve will ensure the Sportstec brand continues to inspire the market.”

“This goes beyond our global growth as a company,” said Graff. “With this acquisition comes the opportunity to study how Sportstec’s top tier programs use these tools. By familiarizing ourselves with what’s analyzed in professional leagues, we can tailor the tools Hudl currently offers to amateur teams across all sports.”

Subject to all conditions, Sportstec would be Hudl’s third acquisition in 12 months. The transaction is expected to close in late June.

About Hudl
Hudl is a leading software company changing the way coaches and athletes train to stay ahead of the competition, offering video distribution, play diagrams, individual analysis and more, securely available online. More than 3.5 million users from 100,000 teams, spanning the smallest youth programs, to high schools, elite colleges and professional teams, rely on Hudl’s software to give them the competitive edge they need to succeed.

About Sportstec
Sportstec provides coaching applications and professional services to the world’s premier sporting teams. Since 1999, Sportstec has lead the performance analysis revolution with its famous SportsCode and Gamebreaker brands. Sportstec has built a global network that includes direct operations in 14 countries and a distribution network spanning another 40 countries.

And to connect all the dots, Studiocode is used by British Airways to analyze the performance of their pilots during training and recertification. Clearly the overlap between simulation industries and performance analysis is shrinking every day.

Learn more at Studiocode’s website today!


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Healthcare Simulation Lab Promotional Videos Showcase Facilities, Attract Learners & Donors

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Highlighting some of the latest medical simulation content on the web, today we view three different approaches to medical simulation program promotional videos from Beaumont Hospital, Orlando Medical Institute, and the University of South Dakota. Such videos not only demonstrate the successful installation of new products and spaces, but act as advertising media for prospective students, patients and donors. Explore the videos below and then learn how to bring media into your own simulation labs through our dedicated “Sim Lab Media Production” post!

Beaumont Hospital:

The Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is one of the most advanced medical training facilities in North America. It’s mission is to provide world-class leadership in education using state-of-the-art technologies to improve skills for all health care providers in a safe environment.


Orlando Medical Institute:

This video is to highlight the Simulation Center and types of scenario’s that are created to enhanced our student’s learning at Orlando Medical Institute. This training is provided to EMT, Paramedic, Nurses, Physicians and Law Enforcement Personnel through the many courses that are provided.


University of South Dakota:

This new center, located in the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building on the USD campus, is a 1,700 square foot simulated hospital training center, consisting of three patient simulation rooms with adjacent observation/debriefing rooms. Human patient simulators (high-tech mannequins) can be manipulated from a control room.

Learn how to add media to your Simulation Program website here!

New Adult Simulation Room Orientation for Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas Learners

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Looks like the wonderful team from my old stomping grounds, the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, have put together an updated orientation video for new learners to one of the adult simulation lab spaces. The tour was provided by Simulation Program Coordinator Rowena Saba and produced by Simulation Technology Specialist Jonathan Sturak. The CSCLV, which is a partnership of Nevada System of Higher Education schools including University of Nevada: Las Vegas School of Nursing, University of Nevada School of Medicine, and Nevada State College School of Nursing recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary! I hear the 31,000 sq.ft. facility is available to host events and is also providing simulation-based training activities for educators!

Such orientations are great ways to introduce the space to visual or auditory learners before they receive their physical orientation. This provides learners with additional opportunities to orient themselves to the process of simulation either remotely or before entering the lab — so that when simulation starts — they spend less time trying to remember where the oxygen masks are and more time focusing on patient care.

The CSCLV has produced many of such wonderful orientations and promotional videos for a variety of spaces and programs which have already been viewed over 110,000 times! Think about the cost savings of one-time productions vs providing all those tours with staff time! Learn more by reading our post on “Why Video Production Saves Your Sim Program Time & Money“.

Visit the CSCLV website media page for more great examples of simulation videos!

Looking to create your own video orientations? Check out my 2-part comprehensive post on “Basic Video Production Techniques”

First Oculus Rift Surgery Demonstrates Power of 1st Person A/V & VR in Medical Simulation Training

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Level 3 Healthcare recently shared with us an amazing new video highlighting the first surgical event available to experience first person through the oculus rift. The team of Dr Thomas Gregory, an orthopedist surgeon teaching at the Paris Descartes University and graduated in Science at the Imperial College, realized a total hip replacement filmed thanks to two cameras that were fixed at Dr Gregory’s eyes level and recorded the surgery in stereoscopic 3D with a 180° field of view. The footage is now watchable in virtual reality thanks to the Oculus Rift technology. This video now represents an exceptional training tool, to the extent that students and surgeons can for the very first time visualize a surgery and live it as if they were the surgeon. Watch the video below to get a feel for what I believe learners will be able to experience in the future with EVERY healthcare procedure!

This video is a teaser of a project funded by the MOVEO Foundation aiming to improve surgeon training. You can visit the official Foundation’s website here: http://www.fondation-moveo.com/