Leading the Way With Measurable Skills Competency - ReaLifeSim IV Trainers

Competency-Based Training and Assessment 

"Competency-based medical education (CBME) incorporates hands-on, active education focused on mastery of key competencies that ensure learners develop the skills required to fulfill patients’ needs." 

We often think of clinical competence in relation to demonstrated skills and confidence is achieved with the attainment of skill. This is an essential combination in the field of healthcare where competence in hands-on skills and the confidence to perform necessary procedures or interventions may have life or death consequences. 

As educators, we always strive to provide the latest and best for our students. So, it comes as no surprise, a new paradigm in simulation education is shaping up with a focus on measurable competency measures. 

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1st and Only Task-trainer to Objectively Measure Skills Performance

ReaLifeSim is a leader in competency based training and assessment. Patented embedded sensors in #ReaLifeSim products with #RLSimApp record, save, & store individual skills performance for hands-on IV catheter insertion, plus interpersonal communication.

ReaLifeSim IV trainers with App provide the opportunity for self and peer assessment promoting active involvement, as well as traditional instructor guidance and evaluation. 

How does ReaLifeSim help with competency based training and assessment?

  • Provides immediate, objective, clinical hands-on skills assessment 
  • Provides immediate, objective, interpersonal communication skills assessment 
  • Improves both practical and interpersonal training methodologies
  • Improves healthcare student practice and skill set development
  • Provides tracking and monitoring of measurable competency outcomes
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The Shift to Competency-Based Medical Education

"As a simulation professional, you’re probably already aware of the major changes occurring in clinical education. Traditional classroom learning has migrated to hands-on, active education focused on mastery of key competencies—skills that enable a learner to successfully and efficiently complete a task.

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Medical schools have been quick to begin deploying this competency-based educational model, and the pharmacy, nursing, and allied health fields are developing similar curriculum approaches. But what is competency-based medical education? What challenges does it create for educators? What tools are available to help manage and monitor the associated data? 

A paradigm shift in medical education has emerged to educate the next generation of physicians. Traditional structure/process education has transitioned to a competency-based medical education (CBME) approach that is focused on outcomes and learner achievement.

Key to this are entrustment decisions based on continuous, longitudinal performance assessments from multiple assessors. CBME also incorporates hands-on, active education focused on mastery of key competencies that ensure learners develop the skills required to fulfill patients’ needs."  The above CBME content is courtesy of Gwen Wille, Content Marketing Manager at EMS and Lance Baily, HealthySimulation.com

 https://www.healthysimulation.com/15757/the-shift-to-competency-based-medical-education-what-you-need-to-know/

5th annual World Congress on Vascular Access

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WoCoVA 2018

The fifth WoCoVA is a great opportunity to network with professionals from around the world.
This unique multidisciplinary and multi-professional event with attendees from more than 50 countries, will cover all aspects of vascular access: indications for the choice of the device, insertion techniques, tip location methods and prevention and management of all vascular access device (VAD) related complications, such as infection, thrombosis and occlusion. 

#WoCoVA Attendees - Make time to check our friends at VeinTrain Ltd!

At UK based Vein Train, they know that continued practice is key to achieving the perfect technique and improved procedures for patients, but there’s not always the time to complete courses or attending extra training. They’ve developed our own very simple, VeinTrain Vein - calling it the Naked Vein.  A simple training aid to practice needle insertion technique.

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Wearable Hybrid Simulation IV Trainers

Looking for wearable IV trainers so your learners can safely experience the influence of human factors during simulation training? ReaLifeSim high physical fidelity IV trainers are realistic, durable, portable, and surprisingly affordable! Find ReaLifeSim on our website. It's our unmatched physical realism and versatility for use in any environment that can add “real life” to your training options. Do your IV Trainers work like this - and can they be used on real people and manikins?

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Add realism to your veterinary IV and blood extraction training with VetReaLifeSim.

VetReaLifeSim provides repeated opportunities for safe live animal training and can also be used on animal simulators to enhance function (ability to start multiple IVs) and to extend sustainability of expensive equipment (protecting the investment by starting the IVs' in our products). 

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Ramping up for ASPE 2018

As time is coming close to the ASPE conference in Kansas City, ReaLifeSim is making a list and checking it twice! 

 Shannon Miles, Social Media/E Mktg Specialist, gathering supplies and checking our list twice!

Shannon Miles, Social Media/E Mktg Specialist, gathering supplies and checking our list twice!

Do we have all the supplies? Oh my, don't forget the wearable IV Trainers!

Are the flights and hotels properly booked? 

Did we reach out to our contacts to let them know where we'll be?

The anticipation of showing the ReaLifeSim IV Training sleeves to attendees is coursing through our veins, no pun intended (well maybe :) 

On a serious note, we are truly looking forward to being exhibitors at a conference where the focus is on the human interaction that is necessary in clinical situations. This is a component critical to scenario's we practice. And, I'm sure you'll agree-everything is data driven. We've connected human communication and data collection, with the RLSimApp.

No over engineering.... No huge mechanical device.... No need for giant storage space...

The only thing needed is the ReaLifeSim IV Training Sleeve with the RLSimApp. The communication and sessions are stored in the cloud (with 24/7/365 access) and the device itself takes up less space that a shoe box!

The excitement is building, and the anticipation of helping ASPE participants put their hands-on these realistic IV trainers, makes it FUN to be a part of the Team. 

Looking forward to the ASPE Conference and all that it has to offer! 

Poor Communication Kills - Are You Doing Enough To Prevent It?

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A CRICO Strategies study published last year indicated communication failures were linked to just under 2000 patient deaths in a five year span and $1.7 billion in malpractice costs. And, a study from the University of California, San Francisco, found more than a quarter of hospital re-admissions could be avoided with better communication among healthcare teams and between providers and patients. 

In training, as well as in practice, effective interpersonal and team communication should be equal partners with the latest technologies to provide the best treatment and care. 

Realistic team interaction practice helps prevent panic, promote appropriate behaviors and coordinated responses among stakeholders, and prioritize mobilizing resources. A look, a tone of voice, a facial expression, a touch - all can communicate competence and caring. Interpersonal communication is critical to establishing the trust necessary between the provider and recipient of care in the healthcare environment.

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Clinical simulation scenarios with standardized participants provide some of the most realistic opportunities possible.  

Participants (student and providers) can work together in an environment that is as close to the real thing as possible. They can identify and correct their own actions as they experience the challenges that occur as multiple people and perhaps multiple departments and agencies try to coordinate care in training scenarios/events.

This is why we do what we do.

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At ReaLifeSim, we focus on human factor realism to promote clear communication, competency, and compassion. Our contribution to increased provider competence and confidence leading to increased patient safety goes back at the beginning - in the education and training. 

We're committed to ensure the human aspect of healthcare delivery endures in an increasingly virtual world.

Increasing the use of standardized participants in clinical simulations can provide high-fidelity clinical simulations and human interaction.

But, the clinical realism of standardized participants is often lacking. There are impressive advances in moulage, and with wearable products like ReaLifeSim and a few others. Would your learners benefit from more "Real Life" realism in the simulation experiences you offer?

ReaLifeSim IV Trainers Work Where You Work

We're dedicated to improving the delivery of healthcare worldwide by going back to the beginning - high quality skills training accessible to any student, any time, any where. #YouGoWeGo

EMS & disaster drills, close-space & austere environment training - we're there. 

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Skilled Nursing Facility IV training to provide higher acuity care - we're there.

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Universities, colleges, hospitals, clinics for basic and advanced IV skills - we're there, too.

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ReaLifeSim IV Trainer Team Thanks Valued Nursing Partners

Thank you to all the institutions dedicated to providing clinical education to future nurses, EMS, doctors, and allied health personnel.

Special recognition to a some of the forward thinking institutions adopting ReaLifeSim patented hybrid simulation IV trainers & task trainers!

 

ReaLifeSim IV Trainers work with Telemedicine & Rural Healthcare

Telemedicine assistance from a distance is a great option to have. Higher acuity patients remain closer to their homes and support systems, where local healthcare professionals are expected to provide care under the guidance of the telemedicine team. Our ReaLifeSim Team focuses on the essential element of direct person-to-person healthcare delivery in those remote and rural areas. ReaLifeSim provides safe and affordable opportunities to practice clinical hands-on skills to draw blood and learn to start an IV. And, like telemedicine, providers have the opportunity to practice IV competency with expert guidance from a professional in a different location.

There is an ancient proverb that says that if you give a man a fish, he will eat today, but teach a man to fish and he will eat forever.  Over 200 people in remote clinics and villages can practice clinical hands-on skills to draw blood and start an IV sharing one wearable ReaLifeSim standard adult IV trainer. Our ReaLifeSim IV trainers provide a means to inexpensively and comprehensively teach and assess clinical skills to improve health and wellness worldwide during our lifetime and for future generations.

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Life-like Realism with ReaLifeSim IV Trainers

Can you tell the difference? That was a rhetorical question - of course you can! But, the realism of the #ReaLifeSim IV trainer is surprisingly life-life! Safe. Affordable. Durable. Portable. 

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