NEW ReaLifeSim Subdermal Layer created by Amoveo


Combined Efforts Add to Realism in Healthcare Simulation Education

B & G Educational Innovations, LLC, (BGEI), parent company of ReaLifeSim, LLC, announced today - a collaboration to produce a new product with Amoveo Training, Inc., a Canadian firm with national healthcare simulation training expertise, based in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

“We’ve got you…. under our skin.”

Well, more precisely ReaLifeSim’s got a new sub-dermal layer add-on!

The first product of this joint effort, released today, is a simulated sub-dermal (skin) layer, which can be inserted into the wearable ReaLifeSim IV simulator, adding another level of realism for those developing and maintaining skills to successfully start an IV.

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“We’re pleased to be working with Amoveo. We share the same perspective on the growing importance of simulation and immersive training scenarios to raise the level of learner competence and confidence, improving patient care and safety,” explained Elizabeth Benson, co-founder and CEO of BGEI and its ReaLifeSim. “ReaLifeSim & VetReaLifeSim IV trainers provide high physical fidelity and versatility to teach proper hand positioning, IV catheter manipulation, provider-patient interaction, and situational awareness in a variety of environments.” Benson added.

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“ReaLifeSim's focus to replicate real life in clinical training using wearable products works well with our commitment to help organizations use simulation and immersion to enhance quality improvement and safety,” said Matthew Jubelius, Amoveo’s founder. “We’re happy to be working with ReaLifeSim to add another layer. Realistic training helps medical and veterinary professionals provide the highest standards of patient care”, added Jubelius.

The two companies are working together to develop realistic products for improved learner experiences.

Amoveo’s expertise in designing customized simulation solutions complements ReaLifeSim's commitment to improve patient outcomes by enhancing the skills training available to students and existing care providers. This new addition is available directly from Amoveo Training, Inc.

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James Benson, Chief Communications Officer

James Benson is a career public relations executive with over 38 years’ experience communicating with diverse audiences in a wide variety of venues. A retired Air Force officer, he spent the latter half of his Air Force career as a public affairs officer enjoying a series of one-of-a-kind positions with equally unique communication challenges. From arranging press conferences, to producing news and training videos, to explaining research, development and contracting issues to the media, he enjoyed tuning in to each audience to ensure the message was received and understood. As the marketing director of a mid-sized hospital, Mr. Benson directed the advertising and promotion of membership and referral programs and community health fairs, conducted outreach efforts to rural health care clinics and community education programs, created a trade show display and produced and hosted a radio health program. At the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Benson served as a senior public affairs executive responding to media requests, preparing senior officials and subject matter experts for media interviews, hosting a magazine-style television program with benefit information for Veterans and providing emcee support for numerous department and public ceremonies and special events. As an adjunct professor, Mr. Benson has taught classes in communications for the past 10 years. Currently, Mr. Benson is providing strategic communications, media relations and marketing support to B & G Educational Innovations, LLC, makers of ReaLifeSim clinical simulation training products