KWICKScreen Creates Mobile Temporary Walls for Increased Simulation Fidelity

medical simulation mobile walls

At ASPiH 2014 Nottingham I had a chance to see some new innovative products in the medical simulation space. One such product was the KWICK Screen, which is a versatile mobile wall which can help to section off areas or add background settings to help increase fidelity. After seeing the product in person I can attest that it is portable, retractable and printable do your specific needs!

About the Kwick Screen:

Currently used by over 110 trusts, the screens are 1.9m tall, pull out up to anything up to 3.5m in length. They also have a very small footprint for storage. Most recently we have supplied Prof. Kneebone at Imperial College simulation suite and Colette Laws-Chapman at Guys and St Thomas simulation centre.
 
The inner panels can be printed on both sides with any image, and zipped out and replaced in less than 5 minutes to enable quick transition between scenarios.  We have a selection of prints to choose from, and many customers choose to use bespoke images of wards in their own hospitals or images specific to their work.
 
We can also supply ipad and bluetooth speaker holders to place on the front of the screens so you can play ambient noise appropriate to the environment you are creating. The screen can also be used for front or rear projection purposes, and we can even make windows transparent!

Kwickscreen is the first real alternative to Hospital Curtains and Hospital Screens in over 100 years. The Kwickscreen has countless uses in healthcare, hospitality, and marketing; Its innovative design allows it to replace Room Dividers and Privacy Screens. Doctors and Hospitals love the KwickScreen because of its portability, its ability to be customized, and how easy it is to clean, thus enhancing the patient experience while also reducing the spread of Hospital Acquired Infections. The Kwickscreen is also used for emergency and disaster preparedness and response, converting open spaces into temporary triage areas or organizing patients in a hospital’s flu tent during flu season.

MEDICAL EDUCATION & SIMULATION: KwickScreen’s customizable screen panel can be printed with images of everyday and medical surroundings – perfect for creating realistic environments for training and simulation.



TEMPORARY SCREENING: Quickly and easily create partitions for crash situations or pop up side rooms for patients needing isolated care. Portable and retractable, KwickScreen has a small storage footprint when not in use.

PRIVACY & DIGNITY: Construct versatile, adaptable private areas within open-plan wards, with the option of adding printed designs to provide a more pleasant and comfortable, care environment.

PATIENT EXPERIENCE: Alongside solving specific space problems, printed KwickScreens significantly improve the patient experience by incorporating art and design into hospital environments.

Easy to Use

Changing the screens was as easy as unzipping and replacing the canvas. You can order from their library of images or send in your high-resolution photos to create any background you need! The system was easy to move, setup, teardown and clean and so I would recommend anyone looking to create temporary simulation environments consider learning more about this product.

Learn more at KWICKscreen’s Website! (Also available through Pocket Nurse)


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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 !

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!


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