Avtrach from Avkin Allows for Simulated Tracheostomy Training on Standardized Patients | IMSH 2016 Interview
*Edited August 2017 to Reflect New Company and Product Names!
Another great video interview from HealthySim’s video series covering the exhibit hall floor of IMSH 2016, this time covering the Tracheostomy Trainer “Avtrach” from Avkin. This amazing innovative product allows healthcare simulation programs to add realistic tracheostomy care training onto real standardized patient experiences! Be sure to watch the video below to see how it all works! The company also provides wearable overlays for catheter insertion and IV sticks!
Avkin provides simulated patient education and simulation facilitation training while using live, simulated patients to maintain realism and simulation devices specifically designed to elevate the simulated experiences. By enhancing the training process we provide the best fidelity possible and give the healthcare learners the most realistic environment in which to practice.
A wearable tracheostomy care overlay system. TheAvtrach is a wearable chest overlay that represents a patient who has a tracheostomy. The learner can perform simulations that include tracheostomy assessment and care (non-ventilated) on the SP wearing the device. When the learner performs the procedure in a way that would hurt or cause discomfort to a real patient, the SP is alerted with a light vibration on their shoulder to react as a real patient would. Diverse skin tones and female model are planned for this device.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.