Spring 2019 SUN Conference

April 24 – 26, 2019 | Mohegan Sun | Uncasville, CT |  www.laerdal.com/us/sun

Would you like to add advanced ventilator management to your simulation training program? The ASL 5000™ Lung Solution for SimMan® allows you to integrate the world’s most realistic breathing simulator, the ASL 5000, with the SimMan 3G, SimMan Essential and SimMan 3G Trauma. With this solution, SimMan can breathe spontaneously while being ventilated and hold PEEP at any clinically relevant level. You can use any ventilator and any ventilator mode, including NIV. 

Visit us at the SUN Solutions Bar at the Spring Laerdal SUN conference to see how it works. Learn how you can use your SimMan to conduct high-fidelity ventilation management training in anesthesia, critical care, emergency medicine, pulmonology, and respiratory care.

Can’t visit us at SUN? Contact us for a demo. Just fill out the brief form below.

SimMan® is a registered trademark of Laerdal Medical.

Using the RespiSim System to Educate at Scale

How do you ramp up advanced ventilator management training, for a large group of learners, who all need the same, consistent training?

We recently spoke with Matthew Jurecki, BS, RRT, Program Coordinator of Respiratory Education at a large, leading academic medical facility. Matt relates that the RespiSim® System has helped his facility overcome training challenges, such as scalability, that were previously problematic.

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IngMar Medical 17025:2017 Accredited

Anthony Rakow, Calibrations and Service Manager and Katherine Burdelski, Quality Manager

IngMar Medical is proud to announce that our calibration lab has been accredited by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (Certificate Nr. 4172.01). This is the latest edition of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. We were previously accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.  This accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope and for the operation of a laboratory quality management system.

Confidence in Testing with the ASL 5000

Accreditation to 17025 provides third-party confirmation that you can be confident in your results when using IngMar Medical’s ASL 5000™ Breathing Simulator for your critical research, development, and quality testing.

Laboratories that are accredited to this international standard have demonstrated that they are technically competent and able to produce precise and accurate test and/or calibration data. In fact, ISO/IEC 17025 is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world.

Moreover, as part of accreditation, our laboratory’s quality management system is thoroughly evaluated on a regular basis by A2LA, a highly respected third-party accreditation body.ilac-mra-a2la-accredited-symbol-4172-01
This ensures continued technical competence and compliance with ISO/IEC 17025.


Other Relevant ISO Standards

IngMar Medical is ISO 9001:2015 Certified (Registration Nr. (74 300 3727).

The ASL 5000 Breathing Simulator meets or exceeds the requirements for test lungs used for volume testing as specified in the following standards:

  • ISO 80601-2-12:2011 (Critical Care Ventilators)
  • ISO 80601-2-13:2011 (Anesthetic Workstations)
  • ISO 10651-6:2004 (Home Care Ventilatory Support Devices)
  • ISO 10651-3:1997 (Emergency and Transport Ventilators)

Request a demo or more information about the ASL 5000 here.


Director of Finance to Retire

Alberta Lofink

After 12 years of excellent and loyal service, Director of Finance Alberta Lofink is set to retire this summer. In her position, Alberta efficiently manages all accounting/financial functions and oversees general office operations.

Although we are sorry to see her go, we wish Alberta all the best in her future endeavors.

Interested parties may apply for the Director of Finance position by clicking here.

IngMar Medical is an equal-opportunity employer with a great small-company culture and excellent benefits. We look for people who are adaptable, self-motivated, and creative team players with a commitment to excellence.

Webinar: Running a Non-Invasive Ventilation Scenario with RespiSim

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.

This webinar has already taken place. Please click here to view a recording.


IngMar Medical Launches New Website!

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.

ASL 5000 Flexibility Key at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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.

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Webinar: Test Automation Interface (TAI)

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.

ASL 5000 in the News at Cleveland Clinic

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.

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Webinar: Using the ASL 5000 Lung Solution for SimMan to Manage a Tension Pneumothorax

Would you like to watch a tension pneumothorax scenario using the ASL 5000™ Lung Solution for SimMan®? ASL 5000 Lung Solution for Laerdal's 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.

SimMan® is a registered trademark of Laerdal Medical