Body Interact Virtual Patient Simulator | IMSH 2019 Video Demo
At the 2019 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare we took a first-hand look at the Virtual Patient Simulator: Body Interact. Body Interact, by Take the Wind, is a state-of- the-art 3D medical simulator, ideal for accelerating learners” critical thinking and clinical decision making skills for improved acute and chronic care. Body Interact is ideally suited to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and high fidelity medical simulators. This week we share multiple video demos from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare’s IMSH 2019, starting with our video interview of Body Interact below!
Body Interact is ideally suited to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and high fidelity medical simulators. This immersive training platform is accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The flexible design of Body Interact”s simulation case studies adds new dimensions to deliver powerful results to self-directed and collaborative team learning. It”s well suited for: medical, nursing, and paramedic education; and professional certification at hospitals, clinics, and simulation centers.
Body Interact reinforces the ability to assess and think critically in real time, and to reason as the patient status changes over a period of time. Body Interact builds cognitive processes that include definable steps in a desirable sequence during complex situations, developing anticipation and risk management skills. As well, Body Interact promotes and reinforces the conscious, learned team behaviors of cooperation, coordination and sharing Interprofessional communication.
Note that Body Interact is available on a large stand alone tv-screen sized cart but can also be used on tablets or standard desktops. Below we see the program in action:
Body Interact”s Unique Features:
- Gamification: Realistic user experience with a life-like virtual patient
- Customizable: configurable and adaptable medical case study scenarios
- Hosted web access, multi-touch tabletops, projector screens, and iPads/tablets
- Cases include Cardiology, Respiratory, Infectious Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes
- Emergency Room
- Chronic Care
- PreHospital Care
- Home Care
- Basic, intermediate or advanced difficulty level
- Cases can be executed under time pressure and with a rapidly changing information
- Multicultural Family of Virtual Patients
- Infants, peds, teens, pregnant women, adults and seniors
Important to consider is the full range of learning thats available with the system, which includes more than 325+ medications, 300+ health conditions, 160+ medical tests, 60+ interventions, 220+ clinical scenarios, and 60+ physical exam items.
Available in Multiple Languages
- English (UK and US)
- Portuguese (PT and BR)
While providing educators with an extensive library of pre-configured clinical scenarios with updated guidelines, Body Interact also offers a user- friendly authoring tool to build customized scenarios, thereby expanding students” knowledge and enriching their experience.
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 co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is cited as a key source for professional certification in the industry. 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 and his wife Abigail Baily, PhD live in Las Vegas, Nevada with their two amazing daughters.