Acute exacerbations of COPD are a frequent cause of admission to the hospital. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is often the preferred treatment for these patients. However, using NIV presents special challenges to the clinician. To demonstrate an example of a possible NIV simulation, IngMar Medical will be hosting a free webinar: Running a Non-Invasive Ventilation Scenario with the RespiSim System® on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
In this free 30-minute webinar, you will see a recorded simulation progress through the initial assessment of a non-intubated spontaneously breathing patient to the recommendation and initiation of NIV and lastly the management of ventilation and oxygenation.
If you are considering introducing simulation into your ventilator management training program, this webinar gives you the chance to see the RespiSim System in action.
Jessica Dietz (MSRC, RRT) Clinical Educator; and Liz Bolen, Account Executive will host the webinar.
Register here for this free, 30-minute webinar on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. If you can’t make it, register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the video recording of the webinar once it’s complete.
We’ve given our website a fresh new look and feel. Our goal with the redesign was to help you more quickly access information to find the best solution for your particular needs and resources.
Key features include:
- Updated and enhanced sections for different user groups (Educators, Researchers, Engineers)
- Improved layout and design allows users to more easily navigate the site
- Streamlined online ordering of certain products
We’d love to get your feedback. Let us know what you think.
How do you help learners move from knowledge to solid clinical skills? One way is to incorporate hands-on simulation into your training program as they have at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio.
We talked with Bianca Edler, BSRT, RRT, a respiratory therapist at Nationwide. Bianca shared her experiences using IngMar Medical’s ASL 5000™ Breathing Simulator for her training at the hospital.
Learn how you can save time and gain consistency with true automated device testing.
Please join us for an informative webinar where we will demonstrate the capabilities of our Test Automation Interface (TAI). The TAI enables users to integrate the ASL 5000™ Breathing Simulator into their own proprietary systems for automated device testing.
The webinar will take place December 14 at 2:00pm EST.
During this webinar you will learn more about:
- Integrating the ASL 5000 into your current hardware/software setup – the TAI is software-agnostic
- Details about the most useful commands
- Performing tests while simultaneously controlling a ventilator and the ASL 5000
We will demo 4 different tests for you:
- Volume control mode analysis
- Pressure control mode analysis
- Evaluating alarm limits
- Analyzing data using the TAI
Our panel will include Michael Bails, Director of Engineering andBrian Linn, Product Manager.
This webinar has already taken place, please click here to view the recording.
Practice makes perfect, but how to practice for high-risk scenarios which occur only rarely
Physicians at the Cleveland Clinic have been using the ASL 5000™ Breathing Simulator. According to Dr. Ibrahim Sammour, MD, Neonatologist with Cleveland Clinic’s Children’s,
“The simulator allows us to set up rare scenarios, or high-risk situations that require a quick intervention, in a safe and controlled setting. This approach helps ensure a baseline competency of physicians coming out of training.”
In addition to training, Cleveland Clinic has been using the ASL 5000 to test how different ventilators interact with specific patient populations.
Would you like to watch a tension pneumothorax scenario using the ASL 5000™ Lung Solution for SimMan®?
If so, please register here for our free, 30-minute webinar on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. If you can’t make it, register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the video recording of the webinar once it’s complete.
The scenario will begin with an ICU patient who has severe ARDS and is being supported by a ventilator. The presence of high pressures in the airway end up causing a tension pneumothorax. The learner will need to quickly assess the patient and perform a needle decompression before the patient goes into cardiac arrest.
During this webinar, you will see:
- A pre-written ventilator-management scenario run from start to finish using the LLEAP software
- Pop-up prompts to change the physiological condition of the patient as the scenario progresses through LLEAP Theme states
This webinar has already taken place, watch the recording here.
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IngMar Medical is pleased to announce the release of its new LLEAP Software Plugin, version 2.4.11 for the SimMan® Platform. This new version features the following updates and changes:
- When applying an IngMar-created model from the Quick Choice Menu, default severity is Mild
- Increased spontaneous effort for ‘Normal’ patient model in Quick Choice Menu resulting in higher baseline tidal volume
- Corrected issues associated with saving custom patient models
- Text within ASL 5000 windows dynamically re-sizes in relation to window size
- Normal patient model is highlighted to indicate that it is running when first starting ASL 5000
- Fixed Lung Model Control window to display correct parameters when an IngMar-created model is selected
- Updates to the manikin discovery protocol
- Overall stability upgrade
Periodic calibration of your ASL 5000™ ensures that you can be confident in your results to a very precise level. Advanced Verification offers the highest level of testing and calibration offered by IngMar Medical and addresses measurement uncertainty using a number of different criteria.
During this webinar you will learn about:
- Test methods used for evaluating an ASL 5000 beyond the standard calibration testing
- IngMar Medical’s ISO 17025 accreditation
- How IngMar Medical addresses measurement uncertainty
Our panel includes Anthony Rakow, Calibration and Service Manager, as well as Michael Bails, Director of Engineering.
This webinar has already taken place. Click here to view a recording.
The ASL 5000 Lung Solution has greatly enhanced the respiratory education program for learners and educators at St. Elizabeth because of the high degree of realism it provides.
Respiratory Educator Bill Garrison, BS, ACCS-RRT, RCP, says that is a win-win situation for both his learners and the simulation community in general.
Have you heard of INACSL? INACSL or the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is an association dedicated to advancing the science of simulation. I suggest you check out their website at www.inacsl.org. It is full of great tools to help you improve your simulations and enhance the learning that takes place within them.
I feel the greatest tool they have made freely available is the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM.¹The standards “were designed to advance the science of simulation, share best practices, and provide evidence-based guidelines for implementation and training.”² I find this resource of best practices extremely helpful. As a respiratory therapist, I am used to utilizing protocols and best practices to ensure the best patient care available. The standards are built around nursing education, but they easily translate to respiratory care and other medical professions. The INACSL standards of simulation are about the best practice of simulation, not specific disciplines.
There are eight areas covered in the INACSL simulation best practice standards including:
- Simulation design
- Outcomes and objectives
- Participant evaluation
- Professional integrity
- Simulation-enhanced interprofessional education
- Simulation operation³
I strongly encourage all who utilize simulation in their curricula to adopt the best practices. Adoption of the standards shows a dedication to the application and quality of evidence-based practices in respiratory education. At IngMar Medical we are dedicated to continually improving mechanical ventilation simulation education by implementing disciplinary standards from leading educational and healthcare societies into practice, such as the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care), INACSL, and SSH (Society for Simulation in Healthcare).
Respiratory Care has not embraced simulation education to the extent of other medical professions, such as physicians and nurses. I feel that leveraging these tools will be critical to the future success of the respiratory care profession. The use of medical simulation has been proven many times to enhance learning and prepare learners for real life situations.⁴⁵⁶ The complexities of mechanical ventilation can be explored in a high-fidelity simulation, at the pace the learner needs, without any potential for patient harm. Incorporating the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation will ensure the best possible simulation will be presented to your learners.
INACSL Standards Committee. (2018, June 1). INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation.Retrieved from INACSL: https://www.inacsl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3407
+ 3. INACSL. (2018, June 1). Standards of Best Practice. Retrieved from INACSL: https://www.inacsl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3407
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