May 14, 2021By Lindsey Nolen

11 Medical Simulation Keywords You Need to Know About

Continuing HealthySimulation.com’s coverage of Medical Simulation companies you need to know about, today we cover 12 more healthcare simulation vendors that are providing high quality in-demand learning tools in the domain of clinical simulation! These simulation in healthcare vendors and organizations are important to know more about as they may offer unique products and services which can perfectly fit your simulation center or learners’ needs! Here are 11 Medical Simulation companies you need to know about, with additional links below for even more important terms!

Gordon Center

The Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education (formerly referred to as GCRME) is a designated Center of Excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. The Gordon Center training facility applies advanced technology to medical simulation education for healthcare professionals and learners. Established over 45 years ago, the Gordon Center currently helps to educate learners at more than 2,000 medical centers and agencies worldwide. The simulation center also conducts outcome-based research to rigorously assess the effectiveness and impact of healthcare simulation and technology-based training programs created at Gordon Center.


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InSimu

InSimo is a surgical simulation software company that specializes in surgical training and education to reduce medical error and improve learner outcomes. Their surgical simulator technologies focus on fostering the development of next-generation medical patient simulators that are faster to produce and highly realistic, allowing for broader commercial offerings and novel uses. By reproducing complicated cases through medical simulation, InSimo extends new opportunities to train a large number of surgeons in less time. The company believes that to reproduce the reality of the operating room, surgeons must be able to feel and see a faithful reproduction of each act during surgery to learn, reproduce and improve their techniques. To keep up with the ever-evolving field of medicine, InSimo’s surgical training simulators are constantly integrating new technologies across clinical simulation scenarios.

NLN SIRC

The National League for Nursing (also known as the NLN) established the Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) to advance healthcare simulation in nursing education. With a collaborative alliance between the NLN and Laerdal Medical, the SIRC’s goal is to develop a community of nurse educators who can effectively use healthcare simulation to promote and evaluate learning. The organization’s mission is to promote excellence across this nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of our nation and the global community.


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Nordic Simulators

Nordic Simulators is an education company that develops and manufactures technological solutions for learning environments in various fields including healthcare simulation. Headquartered in Lahti, Southern Finland, the company’s services cover space and action plans made on the basis of needs assessments, technical implementations and pedagogical aspects. Nordic Simulators’ product range includes A/V recording solutions with virtual reality facilities. They also include sound and special effects for fixed clinical simulation training rooms and easy-to-use recording solutions for mobile training. Learners and educators can enter the realm of clinical simulation training by leveraging Nordic Simulators’ international expertise and experience in designing and implementing functional learning environments. The company’s maintenance services operate flexibly and reliably, ensuring a smooth and productive customer training experience.

Sentinel U

Sentinel U, formerly Healthcare Learning Innovations, is an e-learning company that works to meet the evolving needs of healthcare education and training by providing simulation-based technologies and virtual learning tools. Founded in 2013, Sentinel U helps advance nursing academic education and healthcare professional training through virtual clinicals that are engaging, effective, and economic. Aligning outcomes with AACN BSN Essentials, QSEN Competencies, and NCLEX categories, Sentinel U provides nursing learners and practicing nurses with online simulations that are convenient to safely practice healthcare and patient scenarios anywhere, at any time, while earning virtual clinical hours.

Serious Games

A “serious game,” also known as an applied game, is a computer-based program that is designed for both entertainment and learning purposes, by simulating real-world scenarios. These applied games are often applicable across healthcare simulation education and training, with the learning tools able to accurately convey how a procedure or skill is meant to be performed in the field. By combining elements of entertainment with healthcare simulation, learners are able to master these skills in an environment that is engaging, is risk-free and promotes patient safety. Research has proven that video games improve performance of surgeons, and that they are a practical method for healthcare simulation training. They also allow learners to make their own decisions and begin to understand what is happening at each point during a serious game’s progression.

Simucase

Simucase is an innovative educational platform that allows speech-language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy learners to evaluate and treat a library of virtual patients. This personalized learning platform is designed to help learners succeed by offering a means to observe, assess, diagnose and provide intervention for virtual patients through interactive clinical simulations and repeated practice. Founded in 2000, the resource uses the latest in healthcare simulation technology to simultaneously encourage critical thinking and facilitate alternative clinical education in a no-risk learning environment, increasing patient safety.

Simulation Canada

Simulation Canada (formerly known as SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare) is Canada’s interprofessional, cross-sector network for the advancement of healthcare simulation. SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare completed their integration in September 2017 to establish Simulation Canada, a new, interprofessional simulation network. Ever since, the nonprofit organization has served to connect clinical simulation community members, facilities and resources across Canada and beyond. Simulation Canada advocates for and advances medical learning through simulations to benefit patient safety and care.

Sim2grow

Nursing simulation company sim2GROW is the developer of a medication administration system, which serves as an all-inclusive system addressing two major limitations encountered by nursing education programs. These limitations relate to teaching best practices of medication administration: price point and fidelity. With this in mind, sim2grow’s medication administration system offers low-cost solutions with a high-tech feel, allowing for unlimited high-stakes skill practice in the safety of a nursing lab.



TEAMSTEPPS

TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools designed to optimize patient outcomes through the improvement of communication and teamwork skills among healthcare simulation professionals. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the U.S. Department of Defense developed TeamSTEPPS in the mid-2000s with healthcare organizations in mind. Today, TeamSTEPPS offers a 2.5-day train-the-trainer course to educate instructors and coaches in content fundamentals, providing the knowledge and training to implement and coach the desired behaviors to achieve results.

Ventriloscope

Ventriloscope is a medical device company that manufactured one of the first healthcare simulation stethoscopes in 2008. Invented by Dr. Paul Lecat, the company’s scopes and accessories are backed by research, and the goal is to stress the importance of proper physical examinations and diagnosis. Vebntriloscope believes that the next frontier in mortality reduction will come by using clinical simulation training to help professionals recognize crucial findings and act early to prevent the next code. At the time when Lecat established Ventriloscope, he was frustrated by the inability to incorporate realistic abnormal sounds in teaching. Created by a physician for clinicians, Ventriloscope’s guiding principle is that physical examination, when performed correctly, can reduce mortality through earliest recognition of deadly conditions.

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