ReaLifeSim Wearable Hybrid Simulators to
Practice Realistic Vascular Access
HELPING TO SUSPEND DISBELIEF
PREPARE NEW CLINICIANS TO FUNCTION IN THE REAL WORLD
ReaLifeSim provides realistic practice with the pressure of working on real people in clinically challenging situations. With real-life realism, ReaLifeSim provides Performance Under Pressure options for your training needs.
Books, time in the classroom, and lab time provide essential knowledge and good practice. But, practicing in a realistic environment is different. The human-centered wearable design of ReaLifeSim products helps emphasize the influence of human factors while performing under pressure, by replicating real-life clinical skills training.
Learners safely practice hands-on clinical skills working with a live person, relating to them as they would in a real-life situation, promoting an emotional connection and heightened sense of “presence” for situational awareness. After working with ReaLifeSim, learners and providers report improved clinical competency, more clear communication skills, increased confidence, and deeper empathy - which contribute to reduced preventable medical errors, reduced time to treatment, and minimized human factor mishaps.
Learners benefit from the realistic simulated practice to develop, maintain, and test their IV skills under the pressure of working with real people in a variety of challenging situations.
TRAIN THE WAY YOU TREAT
Doctors, nurses, paramedics, corpsmen – we are all ordinary people - called to do extraordinary things on a regular basis. We provide care for real people in vulnerable, potentially dangerous conditions. In addition to skills competence, we need to integrate communication skills and situational awareness, including the influence human factors, as they play a major role in patient and provider safety.
ReaLifeSim products, created by clinical educators, are designed to help students develop competency in all these areas. The end goals - clinician competence & confidence and improved patient care, safety, and satisfaction.
When clinically challenging scenarios require IV realism, experts use ReaLifeSim:
COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING
Human Interactions & Measurable Skills Outcomes with Hybrid Simulation Solutions
Practice - Learners and providers benefit from repeated practice with wearable ReaLifeSim hybrid IV trainers as they safely interact with and treat their “patients” in any environment, from classroom to austere. They practice hands-on techniques and interpersonal communication, contributing to the most realistic clinical simulation possible.
Learning - Learners and providers are empowered to self and peer assess, promoting active involvement in their learning process.
Assessing & Objective Measures - ReaLifeSim App records, saves, and stores individual hands-on skills performance & interpersonal communication skills performance. Learners AND instructors or facilitators can review and evaluate recorded skills performance indicating IV insertion attempts have gone below the level of the vessel causing potential patient injury. Provider-patient interactions are also recorded for review and evaluation. This RLSimApp is accessed using Apple and Android mobile devices and it is NOT a cumbersome Audio-Video system! Real-time objective & subjective performance data with RLSimApp.
Enhancing Equipment - ReaLifeSim also adds new life and enhanced function to your existing lab equipment when placed on high and low fidelity manikins or simulators to further enhance their realism and sustainability.
Budget Saving - ReaLifeSim products are accessible to any person, any time, any where and most cost less than the average clinical textbook!
Highly functional. Surprisingly affordable!
VERSATILITY AND FUNCTION
Realism in IV training for every level - Fundamental, advanced (geriatric, pediatric), and extreme (emergency).
Realism in IV training for every environment - Classroom and lab, hospital and clinic, parking lots and fields, and close-space and austere environments.
Haptic feedback: palpate rolling vessels, feel skin and vessel “pop”.
Visual feedback: simulated blood flashback.
Auditory feedback: tone with deep IV catheter insertion with App.
Quick & Easy Set-up & Cleanup -
Usually 5 minutes or less, from storage bag to ready for IV catheter insertions.
Focused on the patient -
IV trainers created and tested by clinicians, they combine human communication / interaction with the practice of hands-on skills.
Wearable, lightweight IV trainers that can be used in classrooms, laboratories, scenarios, IPEs, and in the field exercises and drills, and close-space and austere environments.
The cost of these IV trainers is within the range of most clinical textbooks.
The adult size IV trainer maintains the integrity of the skin for approx. 250 insertion attempts (w / 20g). Simulated blood vessels filled / refilled in a variety of sizes, plus 2 types of continuous flow vessels.
IV trainer sizes for adults, pediatric and children. It can be used by a person and can be placed on a manikin or simulated arm to improve / expand existing resources and technologies.
Safe skills practice -
Develop competence and gain confidence through repeated safe practices learning to start an IV or draw blood with immediate feedback.
RLSimApp - Goal Evaluation
The ReaLifeSim application (optional) provides secure access on Apple and Android mobile devices. Each IV catheter insertion that goes beyond depth of vessel, causing potential patient injury, is recorded with a time and date stamp using embedded sensors. Real-time audio recordings of provider-patient and team communication is saved with cloud syncing for secure remote learner and instructor access for review, assessment, and feedback.
TELEMEDICINE AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
SOCIAL IMPACT - We're committed to improving the delivery of healthcare and veterinary medicine worldwide.
How will we accomplish this - by adding affordable wearable simulation solutions to improve clinical education and training AND by making these efficient experiences to train the way they treat accessible to any one, any time, any where.
We focus on the essential element of direct person-to-person healthcare delivery on the other side of the monitor. ReaLifeSim IV trainers provide practice for clinical hands-on skills to start an IV, draw blood, and for communication skills.
And, there’s an option to work with expert guidance from a professional that may be in a different physical/geographic location, similar to telemedicine.
Corresponding instructional tools include free user guides for product and RLSimApp, as well as support for users, facilitators, and for any tech questions.