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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.

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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