Nursing

"Perfect Practice makes Perfect"

Most of us will recognize the old adage, “practice makes perfect.” I’ve seen that modified, appropriately I believe, to “perfect practice makes perfect.” True skill is the result of repeated practice, followed by expert feedback to move each subsequent attempt closer to perfection until the mental focus and physical performance move as a unit into the realm of muscle memory and become “automatically” perfect every time. That level of competence feeds the sense of confidence necessary to permit one to employ that skill whenever needed, under any circumstance.

Exploring every option to enhance the realism presented in training our future doctors, nurses and clinicians is at the heart of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s mission. ReaLifeSim, LLC supports their efforts and shares in their advocacy.

It’s Healthcare Simulation Week 2018! Watch for local stories on advances in healthcare simulation in your area.  

Author - James Benson, CCO, B&G Educational Innovations, LLC

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Healthcare Simulation Week Kicks off TODAY!

Today is the beginning of Healthcare Simulation Week 2018. This week celebrates all those who design, build, test, sell and use the ever-widening variety of simulation products to educate, train, practice and ultimately deliver safe, high quality healthcare with competence, confidence, efficiency and effectiveness to those who need it.

While simulation is a “hot topic” in healthcare today, it has been around in some form for many years, even with such rudimentary efforts as practicing injections using an orange or a semi-rigid block of material that mimicked skin density.

Today, the confluence of advances in materials science, miniature wireless electronics, robotics, computer-driven software programs, virtual and augmented reality devices have produced an incredible array of hardware and software products bringing clinical students and practitioners alike very life-like experiences in their training scenarios.

The end goal of all this effort - improved patient outcomes – is very much worth celebrating. ReaLifeSim, LLC salutes the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and all those working in the healthcare simulation field.

Author- James Benson, CCO, B&G Educational Innovations

#HcSimWeek18 #healthcare #simulations #ReaLifeSim  #patientsafety 

#competencybasedtraining #competencybasedassessment

We can do that too!

The simulation world grows immensely everyday in every direction. From SP's to lab equipment and scenarios, the possibilities are truly endless. 

What if along comes a product that can throw a curve ball for a "typical clinical training scenario"?

ReaLifeSim IV trainers are the products that have been M.I.A.! 

The amount of time that is put into the planning, scheduling, scripting and gathering of equipment and personnel to "act the parts" can be all for nothing if the scenario is executed well but lacks realism. 

Having a manikin is not a bad thing, they really are helpful in tons of scenarios, but face it, you don't have very interesting conversations with them. The ReaLifeSim IV trainer simply attaches to the arm (whether human or manikin) and its versatility opens vast opportunities of scenarios where there is a real interaction with the patient and the health care provider. 

Introducing a two way interaction provides that human communication that we are missing in so much of what we do. In addition to the communication, the student is learning critical IV training practices that gives them the much needed confidence when preforming on an actual patient. 

EMS, Medics, Nurses, Fire & Rescue, Veterinarian, K9, TCCC, Telemedicine and so many more can benefit from using ReaLifeSim and VetReaLifeSim IV trainers in their scenarios. A little realism is not a bad thing and is one of those things that desperately needs to make a "come-back" in training scenarios today. 

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BABE #163: ELIZABETH BENSON: CEO + Co-Founder, B & G Educational Innovations and RealLifeSim

Babes Who Hustle has featured our very own CEO Elizabeth Benson, highlighting her hard work and dedication throughout her life and career as a Nurse, Engineer, Teacher and now CEO. 

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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. 

 

 

 

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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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.