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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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?

EMS Week - Thank you from ReaLifeSim & VetReaLifeSim IV Trainer Teams

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EMS professionals are trained, certified and registered by the state to help those in need with expert emergency medical care.

Not only are they the people you never want to see, they are also the people that you are the most happy to see - during emergency situations.

Thank you to all EMS during this week to recognize just how important you are. 

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EMS - Always There. Any Time. Any Where.

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I trained in EMS a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Okay, not really, but it was the 1970's in New Jersey, so it sometimes feels like that.

We were on the leading edge of the evolution from those we affectionately called 'lead-footed ambulance drivers' to EMS professionals. We were trained first-aiders armed with O2, bandages, and a defibrillator. Now, EMS professionals assess, triage, and provide essential life-saving medical care in homes, at roadsides, and in austere environments. 

Throughout the years, our ambulance drivers, first-aiders, EMTs and paramedics volunteered long hours and sleepless nights taking care of the needs of our communities. They've missed holidays and special events with their loved ones, committed to help working with their family of emergency care and first responders.

This week we join NAEMT and countless other organizations to ensure the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of their communities are fully celebrated and recognized.

Thank you for your time and dedication. Thank you for your compassion and commitment. Thank you for risking your safety, for your bravery. Thank you for being at the ready to help 24/7, 365 days a year.

Experts Choose ReaLifeSim!!!

Function! 

Clinician-designed ReaLifeSim products provide a smart, efficient experience for learners to “train the way you treat”. Learners wearing ReaLifeSim products safely “treat” each other – experiencing a realistic double “pop” with the needle going through the skin and into the vessel, rolling vessels, and a strong flashback.
All this plus real interaction! Nearly all our products cost less than the average cost of a clinical textbook and provide safe, realistic pre-hospital and healthcare skills practice! 

Skills Assessment! 

The companion RLSimApp is the FIRST of its kind, bringing IoT into clinical training available to any student, any time, any where. RLSimApp time-date stamps every needle and catheter insertion attempt that goes deep enough to cause potential nerve or bone injury in a real patient. And, it records 10 minutes of interaction. All this is then reviewable of the app and through the facilitator portal, where the instructor can see, listen, and provide feedback for the student’s recorded practice sessions and scenario performances. English, Spanish, French, and German language localizations on screen and in the portal are standard.

Compentence! 

Learners working with ReaLifeSim gain competence and confidence from enhanced simulations scenarios, static skills and interpersonal communication practice and interpersonal communication practice, as well as from the individual recording and review of their skills performance.