Manikins Cant Do This

ReaLifeSim Uncovers New Market in Post Disaster Rubble

ReaLifeSim’s innovative hybrid IV/blood draw trainer was used recently by Disaster Medical Solutions, LLC, (DMS) who presented a course to firefighters, paramedics and other clinical personnel from around Florida, nine other states, as well as Japan, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.

The Medical Team Specialist course, certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is part of a series of training opportunities offered in support of the National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security. The course was conducted on the campus of the Florida State Fire College (FSFC) in Ocala.

A variety of buildings, collapsed structures, vehicles and assorted rubble occupy a good portion of the Florida State Fire College’s 37-acre fire-rescue-technical training facility in Ocala, FL.

A variety of buildings, collapsed structures, vehicles and assorted rubble occupy a good portion of the Florida State Fire College’s 37-acre fire-rescue-technical training facility in Ocala, FL.

The four-day course focuses on the challenges of delivering immediate medical care in an urban search and rescue environment. Whether caused by natural events such as fires, floods and hurricanes or man-made disasters such as explosions, vehicle crashes or terrorist incidents, these sites often remain unstable and dangerous, for victims and first responders alike, for some time after the causative event.

“This program exposes the student to the injury types consistent with structural collapse incidents,” explained Joe Hernandez, CEO and course coordinator of Disaster Medical Solutions.

“A heavy focus is placed on providing care in a confined space,” Hernandez added.

We, at ReaLifeSim, are excited to have our IV trainers used to help create the most realistic training environment possible for such an important function.

The wearable simulation device, designed to enhance the training of nurses and other clinical specialists, was used to add another level of realism to the scenarios by requiring students to successfully start an IV on a live person often in dark and confined spaces.

Reaching, assessing and treating injured victims in confined spaces adds significantly to the realism and effectiveness of the training.

Reaching, assessing and treating injured victims in confined spaces adds significantly to the realism and effectiveness of the training.

Tyler Steele, 32, a veteran paramedic from the Rogers, Arkansas Fire Department, confirmed the challenges of working in uncomfortable situations and confined spaces. To cope requires you to “focus on your breathing and fall back on your training and teachings,” Steele said.

Rescue workers assess a “victim’s” condition and extraction options from a simulated building collapse.

Rescue workers assess a “victim’s” condition and extraction options from a simulated building collapse.

Instructor Matt Haywood, a 50-year old paramedic from Palm Beach County, FL, who served as a simulated patient, complimented the ReaLifeSim IV trainer, citing its flexibility and function, as adding significant realism when compared with manikins.

The ReaLifeSim wearable IV trainers were used to add another level of realism to the scenarios by requiring students to successfully start an IV on a live person often in dark and confined spaces.

The ReaLifeSim wearable IV trainers were used to add another level of realism to the scenarios by requiring students to successfully start an IV on a live person often in dark and confined spaces.

DMS lead instructor, Vincent Johnson, 48, a rescue paramedic from the New York City Fire Department, confirmed the importance of the multi-sensory overload within the various scenarios to create the very real distractions students will find in real-life rescue situations.

The presence of loud noises, heat, wind, rain, tight spaces and the absence of light all contribute to the difficulty of maintaining focus on the critical tasks at hand. The key to success, according to Johnson, is to “work slowly and methodically,” through each task.

When evaluating a team’s performance, Johnson looks for “clear communications and demonstrating respect for other members of the team.”

It is gratifying to be providing an affordable product that improves clinical training creating competent, confident paramedics and leading to better patient outcomes.

Clear communication between rescue workers, who are often members of different organizations or even from different countries, is critical to delivering safe and effective care, treatment and evacuation.

Clear communication between rescue workers, who are often members of different organizations or even from different countries, is critical to delivering safe and effective care, treatment and evacuation.

Human Interaction in IV Simulation Training

ReaLifeSim IV Trainers, worn by real people, provide the opportunity to experience a look, a tone of voice, a facial expression, and a touch.

  • Created and tested by clinicians - nurses, medics, technicians, medical, osteopathic & veterinary doctors. 
  • Human interactions with hands-on skills practice - wearable, reusable, and affordable.
  • Lifelike feel simulated skin & prefilled (and refillable) blood vessels provide repeated safe hands-on practice, providing the experience of the "pop" through the skin and "pop" through the vessels followed by a realistic flashback.

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Realistic Clinical IV Simulation Training for Animals

Clinical simulation practice to learn how to start an IV with VetReaLifeSim - when you want those in your care to see the look in your eyes, hear the tone of your voice, and feel the warmth and confidence in your touch.

The VetReaLifeSim IV/Blood draw IV trainer is the first product of its kind to integrate realistic simulated skin and blood vessels with aerospace industry technology to safely practice your hands-on and human-animal interaction skills on live animals. 

The advanced model includes the free companion RLSimApp, providing secure leading edge wireless technology to objectively track your clinical and communication skills performance on a smartphone or tablet for later review.

#HappyVets #HappyPets #VetReaLifeSim

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This is the stuff of dreams. I’m a nurse. I’m an inventor. I’m an entrepreneur. #ReaLifeSim

Thank you to Nightingale Apps for recognizing the accomplishments and headway that our very own Elizabeth Benson has made in the medical, entrepreneurial and innovation fields. ReaLifeSim IV Trainers.

 

ReaLifeSim - Realism in simulated IV training

"BGEI developed a product which not only gave the students the physical skill-set to palpate the arm, find the vein and administer a “good stick”, but a product which could be worn by a live person who could interact with the student." ReaLifeSim products are distributed through approved dealer Allied 100 (AEDSuperstore).

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ReaLifeSim Partners with Allied 100, LLC (AEDSuperstore)

We're proud to announce @Allied 100, LLC (AEDSuperstore.com) as a new distribution partner! Happy to be working with you! They've expanded their product line to include ReaLifeSim products to help first responders more effectively assist those in need.

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Community and the Season of Giving

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Community and the Season of Giving

The “Season of Giving” has become a popular catch phrase or tag line in many commercials and appeals for holiday donations. It’s a good concept and an important reminder to look beyond ourselves and immediate families, to share with those who, for any number of reasons, have less of life’s bounty to enjoy.

As Americans we are blessed with abundant choices. This is no less true when it comes to finding a group, association or organization whose main mission is helping others and so doing helping each of us have a little nicer world in which to live. Despite all the ways we have of receiving information these days, we are often unaware of the needs that exist right in our community. Look around and you may be surprised to find a need you can help with close by.

You can support the ongoing needs of our homeless and hungry, our youth and seniors, our ill and isolated, our cancer fighters and survivors, our first responders, our active duty military and veterans, our animal rescue teams, and the list goes on. They all need your help all year long. Whether you send a check, donate goods or services or volunteer your time, it all counts. It all helps.

BGEI proudly sent 8 jam packed care packages overseas to our military family. Snacks, games, essentials and even some well written letters from Grace Baptist Church Daycare kids (ages 4-10) showing our gratitude for the sacrifices that are being made. 

BGEI proudly sent 8 jam packed care packages overseas to our military family. Snacks, games, essentials and even some well written letters from Grace Baptist Church Daycare kids (ages 4-10) showing our gratitude for the sacrifices that are being made. 

We as businesses, large and small, are usually good at getting our messages about the quality, convenience or price of our products out to our publics, but can forget how important it is to demonstrate our sense of corporate citizenship in the communities in which we operate. No matter the size of your enterprise, let those in your community see you for the neighbors you are.

For us, at ReaLifeSim, we are proud to be supporting a military unit throughout their overseas deployment. We challenge each of you reading this to choose to help! Remember it’s not the size of the gift, sometimes not even the item itself, but the simple fact that someone is thinking of them and cares enough to share their time. It’s your gift of love and hope that makes the difference.  

Here’s to making a New Year’s resolution that includes a year-long “Season of Giving”! Start today. After all, today is “Giving Tuesday”.

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Realism Counts

ReaLifeSim provides the highest fidelity wearable vascular access simulation education product available(IV Trainer and Blood Draw Trainer). Don't your learners deserve the best?  Put the human factor back into your training.

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