Cardionics Bionic Hybrid Simulator Offers Better Way to Train Auscultation on Standardized Patients | Video Demo
*Update: This Product was called the SimSuit, but now is called the “Bionic Hybrid Simulator”! Recently at INACSL HealthySim was on hand to take a closer look at the new Bionic Hybrid Simulator from Cardionics to see the auscultation and hybrid simulation trainer for SP assessment in action with our exclusive video interview. For those healthcare simulation programs that only have access to low fidelity manikins, or for high fidelity Standardized Patient programs looking to further increase realism, the Bionic Hybrid Simulator is defiantly worth checking out! A wearable “suit” shirt, the product enables learners to listen for simulated audio readings on the actual patient. Perfect for Standardized Patient encounters, now you can have the best of both worlds for even higher fidelity engagements. Watch our video interview below to see for yourself!
About the Bionic Hybrid Simulator Solution for Standardized Patient Assessment
We were impressed by the various functionalities of the new system which utilized previous Cardionics systems as the base equipment. A Hybrid Simulation Solution for Standardized Patient Assessment. The Bionic Hybrid Simulator is a garment worn by a Standardized Patient (SP) for the purpose of simulating physiological conditions to test a Student or an examiner’s diagnostic and procedural skills.
The Bionic Hybrid Simulator, controlled wirelessly by simulation software, enhances the exam performance by responding in real time to diagnosis and treatment while providing feedback to the SP and instructor Used in conjunction with the SimScope Wifi, instructors can adjust and adapt the suit scenarios to fit many conditions wirelessly.
Featuring 5-wire EKG connections, pulse points, blood pressure cuff accessory, as well as auscultation capabilities, the Bionic Hybrid Simulator is capable of recreating many simulated medical situations to supplement almost any curriculum.
Bionic Hybrid Simulator Features
- Simulation of heart, breath, and bowel sounds
- Carotid, radial, and brachial artery pulses
- 5-wire EKG Connection
- Blood pressure cuff accessory
- Simulates multiple physiological conditions
- Real time diagnostics and treatment capabilities
- Cardionics SimScope Wifi and tablet included with system
- Wearable technology which can be used on live patients or manikins
Cardionics was founded by the late Dr. Abe Ravin, M.D., FACC in 1969. Dr. Ravin was a cardiologist and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Ravin developed the first heart sound simulator to assist his students in learning to identify and differentiate normal and abnormal cardiac and pulmonary sounds. The American College of Cardiology acknowledged Dr. Ravin’s contribution with the distinguished Gifted Teacher Award.
Today and into the future, Cardionics’ approach continues to set the pace for auscultation products and services through the development of unique, interactive, and experiential systems that integrate seamlessly into classroom, clinical, and tele-health applications. Their core products include the Student Auscultation Manikin (SAM 3G), Clinical E-Scope Simulated Stethescopes, Online Learning Course Modules, Classroom Emitters and more!
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.