Free Downloadable Vital Sign Simulator & Patient Monitor
Florian Schwander, ER-nurse and mega-code instructor from Switzerland wrote to HealthySimulation.com to share his new software for emergency medicine simulations: The Vital Sign Simulator. This downloadable program is an open-source project, free to use and modify!
The vital sign simulator is intended for use in medical emergency training simulations. In combination with an affordable low-fidelity CPR manikin, VSS offers a low-cost alternative to commercial high-fidelity patient simulation monitors. Vital Sign Simulator (VSS) acts as a vital sign monitor / defibrillation unit. The operator can change various values such as heartrate, blood pressure, ecg-rhythm etc; while the trainee can perform a defibrillation, pacing etc on a separate interface. VSS is used with a split-screen system, one monitor with controls for the operator and one providing the vital signs to the trainees. Heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, blood pressure and various moving ecg-samples can be set and changed at any time by the operator. Scenario log files can be exported to an .rtf file for documentation debriefing.
- Low-cost solution for medical emergency simulation training
- Displays vital signs on a additional monitor (extended desktop)
- Adjustable heart rate, blood pressure, spO2 and resp.
- Various moving ECG-Samples
- Defibrillation and pacing
- Automated documentation, saving scenario log file to .rtf
- New! Wiki with manual, tipps and tricks
Vital Sign Simulator is available in English and German for download. The program has now been under heavy development for several months and is now entering the final beta-stage with all functions available. Florian asks the healthcare simulation community to test and provide feedback about this freeware program to help improve the final version!
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.