RespiSim Scenarios – COMING SOON!


Our Vision

IngMar Medical’s vision for the RespiSim System is to develop a platform for collaboration within the respiratory care community resulting in time savings for instructors, more consistent training, higher skill levels, and ultimately better patient outcomes.

What Are RespiSim Scenarios?

Simulating clinical reality is a challenging task, especially with simulations involving several opportunities for learners to gather information and make treatment decisions. RespiSim Scenarios make simulation easier and save time.

RespiSim Scenarios are comprehensive learning modules which combine multiple patient conditions, assessments, instructor notes, and patient condition information for the learner.

RespiSim Scenarios were developed by our Clinical Education team in collaboration with various subject matter experts. We encourage RespiSim users to customize all aspects of the scenario to meet their specific goals. If you would like help customizing or developing a scenario in RespiSim, please consider our consultation services.

RespiSim Scenarios

In the ICU, patient-ventilator interaction is a key concern. It is evident in both clinical practice and research that the interaction between a patient and a ventilator is frequently substandard and patient-ventilator dysynchrony is too common.

Causes for patient-ventilator dysynchrony include both patient factors and ventilator factors. Although dysynchrony can be detected upon physical assessment, careful analysis of ventilator waveforms allows for more precise clinical care. It is the responsibility of the clinician to be able to recognize and fix this “tug of war” between the patient and ventilator that is associated with adverse effects including increased WOB, discomfort, increased need for sedation, prolonged ICU stay, and possibly higher mortality rates.

Our scenarios are not meant to replace policies or protocols established by medical professionals. These scenarios are meant for educational practice only. Each scenario is based on research and input from subject matter experts to ensure the depiction of the patient is as accurate as possible. Please refer to our lung model validation table for more information. Always refer to your organization’s policies and procedures for best clinical practice.

Cycle Dysynchrony in PC-AC

Intended Learners: Critical Care Clinicians, Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Learners

Duration: 15 minutes

Learning Goals: The learner develops the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking skills necessary to identify and resolve cycle dysynchrony in PC-AC. The learner developed skills to identify and correct low oxygenation.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize trigger dysynchrony utilizing scalar waveforms.
  2. Correct cycle dysynchrony by understanding appropriate ventilator parameters.
  3. Assess hypoxemia and recommend ventilator parameter changes to correct oxygenation.
  4. Identify acute lung injury and implement a lung protective ventilation strategy.

Trigger Dysynchrony in VC-AC

Intended Learners: Critical Care Clinicians, Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Learners

Duration: 15 minutes

Learning Goals: The learner develops the knowledge and skills to understand how to diagnose and correct trigger dysynchronies. The learner develops the knowledge and skills to understand how to interpret scalar waveforms.

Objectives:

  1. Identify inadequate ventilation.
  2. Correct inadequate ventilation.
  3. Recognize trigger dysynchrony utilizing scalar waveforms.
  4. Correct trigger dysynchrony by understanding appropriate ventilator/trigger parameters.
  5. Correct trigger dysynchrony by correcting expiratory dysynchrony (air trapping).