Thank you EMS - ReaLifeSim at #EMSTODAY

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Most days when we hear or see a fire truck or rescue vehicle our first concern is where is it, which way is it going and am I in the way? Okay, our first three concerns. We might say a small prayer for those in need of their help and a thank you that it’s not us.

But how often do we think about the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, who make a career out of providing our communities with incredible life-saving medical care any time of day, every day and in every possible environment and circumstance you can imagine?

Whether it’s illness, injury, accident, natural or man-made disaster, these men and women, many of them serving in volunteer positions, make our health, safety and well-being their #1 priority. And they often perform their life-saving efforts in the dark; blistering heat; bone-chilling cold; torrential rain; or a noisy and dangerous intersection. 

We, at #ReaLifeSim, salute these “angels among us” for their commitment and dedication to helping us, their neighbors, near or far, when they need help most.

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We are proud EMS providers choose wearable ReaLifeSim hybrid IV trainers that go everywhere they go to practice their skills. #yougowego The added realism of ReaLifeSim trainers helps ensure their skills and confidence are at the highest level when you need them. #trainthewayyoutreat

We’re taking this moment to to say “thank you” and we encourage you to do the same, whenever you can. Let EMS know they are appreciated.

ReaLifeSim Donates to Mandarin H.S. Medical Studies Academy

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The Medical Studies Career Academy at Mandarin High School was the recipient of an innovative clinical training tool last week, thanks to a donation from a local small business, B&G Educational Innovations, LLC (BGEI), makers of ReaLifeSim clinical simulation training products. 

The donation was presented by Elizabeth Benson, RN, M.Ed., co-founder and CEO of BGEI during the recent Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Health Council meeting at Deerwood Country Club in Southside.                   

“From the beginning, our goal has been to improve patient outcomes by making the education and training of future doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other clinical staff as realistic as possible,” explained Benson. “We are delighted to offer our IV/Phlebotomy trainer to the Medical Studies Career Academy for students who have already shown a serious interest in pursuing a career in medicine and healthcare.”

The training tool allows students to repeatedly and safely practice starting an IV or drawing blood, two very common, yet important clinical skills. Because the trainer is wearable, students can safely practice hands-on clinical skills working with a live person, relating to them as they would in a real-life situation.

Studies continue to show technical and communication errors are at the root of most of the morbidity and mortality statistics reported each year. As a result, more emphasis is being placed on training that involves live humans to enhance the realism.

“It’s an awesome opportunity to bring new technology into our program because … we’re always looking for ways to enhance the classroom and the student learning,” said Angela Collins, Health Science Instructor at the school’s academy, after accepting the donation.

“If you can get them more comfortable with dealing with people, because they have to make that person to person contact, then that’s going to enhance their learning, make them more comfortable and ultimately make them more successful in the future,” added Collins, explaining the impact such a donation can have on the students.

BGEI is a leader in the movement to change industry thinking about how simulation needs to work, shifting the focus to realism. Recent accolades include recognition as one of the top twelve “Patient Safety Advocates” from Medical Training Magazine (Jan 2019). The magazine made their selection from solicited subscriber nominations worldwide. BGEI also earned recognition as a “Top 10 Healthcare Simulation Solution Provider” by Healthcare Tech Outlook (Nov, 2018).

For more information visit our Website at: www.bgei-educational.com

Recognition Earned Across Healthcare Simulation Industry

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Patient Safety Advocate 2018-2019
by Medical Training Magazine

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We’re pleased and proud to share ReaLifeSim was 1 of 12 companies worldwide recognized, as a Patient Safety Advocate 2018-2019 by Medical Training Magazine in their Patient Safety Advocacy issue. The magazine made their selection from solicited subscriber nominations.

The staff at Medical Training Magazine reported one of nominations for ReaLifeSim included: “They (ReaLifeSim) developed a unique and effective training product that helps to aid in training while working on live patients. Their product is beneficial to many fields, including training nurses, doctors, vets, vet techs, firemen and many more.”

It’s an honor to be recognized for our unique wearable training products, work with live people, and focus on the influence of human factors. Improved patient safety, by way of better more realistic clinical training, has always been and will continue to be our ultimate goal.

Top 10 Healthcare Simulation Solution Providers of 2018
by Healthcare Simulation Top 10

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ReaLifeSim, LLC (RLS), the leading wearable vascular access trainer provider, has been named one of the “Top 10 Healthcare Simulation Solution Providers of 2018.” Our small, nurse-owned business was recognized for innovative clinical simulation products used to “train the way you treat” by the experts at HealthcareTech Outlook, a respected resource for decision-makers regarding the dynamic changes technology is having on the healthcare industry.

“Their (ReaLifeSim) unique products provide safe, repeated skills practice on a live person, allowing the learner to interact as they would in a real-life situation, creating a “train the way you treat” learning experience. They also promote a heightened sense of “presence” and emotional connection by engaging learners’ senses and emotions in a “real-life” simulation,” cited HealthcareTech Outlook in their December issue.

We are honored to be included in this select group of fellow businesses and organizations working to bring ever greater realism to clinical simulation education.

Mixed Reality Teaching Tools
in Showcase IMSH 2019

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We pushed the boundaries of traditional clinical simulation education, again, with our new, unique Mixed Reality IV Training system, which was selected for inclusion in the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 9th Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase 2019 that took place January 26-29 in San Antonio, TX.

The Augmented Reality ReaLifeSim IV Training system (AR-RLS) is the third component in a series of mixed reality tools. It combines the wearable ReaLifeSim hybrid simulation IV Trainer, real-time digital information integrated into the individual’s visual environment, and a tablet or smart phone.

ReaLifeSim Debuts Their Vision of the Future at the 9th Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase IMSH2019

AR Visualization Combined with
Human-Centered Wearable Design

The DISRUPTIVELY INNOVATIVE Team at ReaLifeSim is pushing the boundaries of traditional clinical simulation education, AGAIN, with their NEW unique Mixed Reality IV Training.

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Their new Augmented Reality ReaLifeSim IV Training system (AR-RLS) uses the wearable ReaLifeSim hybrid simulation IV Trainer, real-time digital information integrated into the individual’s visual environment, and a tablet or smart phone.

Realistic. Interactive. Immersive. Augmented Reality. Mixed Reality.

AR-RLS provides a realistic platform to work under the pressure of practicing while experiencing the influence human factors on hands-on and interaction communication skills.

AR-RLS software runs as an app for easy updates. The AR component helps students to better comprehend spatial relationships, deepen knowledge, and strengthen patient care in a highly interactive virtual and physical environment.

AR and safe hands-on skills practice on a SP (or manikin) with authentic haptic, visual, and interactive feedback are combined in this mixed reality learning environment.

How does this benefit learners and enhance the quality of care?

Augmented reality (AR) is no longer a tool used only in the gaming world or entertainment sector. It’s an innovative tool with the capacity to mitigate safety risks and help save lives in the healthcare industry. Numerous studies indicate AR is useful because it helps the healthcare learner to understand spatial relationships and concepts, to acquire skills and knowledge, to strengthen cognitive-psychomotor abilities, and to shorten their learning curve and prolong learning retention.

This mixed reality experience, integrating and overlays virtual elements over the real world. On our new IV Trainer, AR takes the form of 3D images visible to the user on the tablet or smartphone. The wearable AR-RLS helps educators effectively provide multi-modal strategies in clinical simulation skills training and “real life” scenario-based, inter-professional education during which learners safely experience the influence of human factors. It increases subjective attractiveness by providing students with authentic simulated experiences.

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