Laerdal Collaborates with Mentice for New SimMan Vascular – IMSH 2018 Video Interview
At IMSH 2018 Laerdal announced a new collaboration with Mentice for a big announcement, the launch of SimMan Vascular! By connecting realistic diagnostic and therapeutic endovascular procedure capabilities with a leading brand of high-fidelity patient simulators, the two companies have enabled for a new level of realism in high stakes healthcare training. Built on Laerdal’s SimMan 3G platform with Mentice’s VIST endovascular simulation technology inside, SimMan Vascular is an integrated emergency patient and endovascular procedure simulator all in one. Watch our IMSH 2018 exhibit floor interview for a special advanced look at SimMan Vascular!
The simulator can help to provide immersive training to all members of the acute care team, including endovascular specialists, cath lab teams, interventional radiologists, resuscitation teams, and pre-hospital care providers. The SimMan Vascular critical care areas of:
- Vascular Trauma: REBOA – Pelvic Bleeding
- Acute Myocardial Infarction (STEMI): Ballooning – Stenting – Temporary pacing
- Acute Ischemic Stroke: Thrombectomy – Aspiration
SimMan Vascular provides endovascular access as well as SimMan 3G’s full advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) and treatment capabilities, including quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (QCPR) feedback, convulsions, bleeding and wounds, RFID technology for administered medications and airway devices, and reactive eyes. The Mentice user interface is integrated into Laerdal’s LLEAP software, allowing for:
- The use of real clinical/operation devices
- Simulated fluoroscopy and a 3D color mode
- A dynamic patient monitor
- Recognition of drug administration
The simulator comes with scenarios for acute myocardial infarction, acute ischemic stroke, and vascular trauma. All scenarios are designed with team training in mind to help improve time management, decision making, communications, and transitions through each level of care – from the onset of symptoms to the cath lab.
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.