May 25, 2021By Lance Baily

Simulated Medical Equipment Elevates Critical Patient Care

CAE Healthcare’s SimEquip, a clinical simulation training solution, helps clinical learners practice operating medical devices, monitoring patients and interpreting data in a risk-free environment. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of key medical equipment, including the integral role of ventilators in treating COVID-19 patients. In response to the pandemic-driven demand as well as requests from clinical instructors and learners, CAE Healthcare launched a new portfolio of simulated medical devices. Known as CAE SimEquip, these simulators provide healthcare learners and professionals with simulated medical equipment training in advanced scenarios, such as resuscitation, ventilation and anesthesia.

Using the corresponding life-saving devices for these techniques in clinical simulation creates a learning experience without the need to use real medical gasses or live energy. These simulation training tools were developed as part of the Florida-based company’s ongoing commitment to help healthcare providers deliver safe, high-quality patient care during all phases of the patient journey.

CAE SimEquip offers clinical learners the ability to practice managing a wide range of patient conditions, situations and equipment when providing critical patient care. For resuscitation, ventilation, anesthesia and many other critical functions, healthcare simulation—especially high-fidelity simulation—has been proven to increase patient safety, support better clinical decision-making and provide healthcare providers with the skills they need to deliver quality care.

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CAE SimEquip enables clinical learners to:

  • Gain experience operating and configuring a defibrillator, ventilator, transport ventilator or anesthesia machine.
  • Make informed decisions about patient care by monitoring patients and interpreting data.
  • Prepare for the unexpected and troubleshoot equipment issues
  • With CAE SimEquip, clinical instructors are empowered to simplify and enhance clinical simulation training, while expanding the variety and complexity of simulation scenarios suited for prehospital and in-hospital environments as well as mobile and bedside applications.

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The CAE SimEquip Defibrillator is an electrotherapy device that simulates cardiac pacing, cardioversion and defibrillation. It lets learners explore how to use this life-saving device by practicing delivering electrical therapy in order to restore a normal heartbeat. The CAE SimEquip Defibrillator features simulated medical devices and accessories to enhance realism, including:

  • Defibrillator carry bag
  • Therapy pads
  • Three-lead ECG cables
  • Student tablet
  • Defibrillator monitor and automated external defibrillator (AED) software
  • Simulate Ventilation Modes Common to Conventional Hospital Ventilators

CAE SimEquip Ventilator enables trainees to manage the breathing of a patient with both normal and abnormal lung mechanics as well as other respiratory conditions. It offers both invasive and non-invasive options, various modes and a display featuring waveforms and audible alarms. Standard equipment includes everything needed to create a realistic experience:

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  • Ventilator cart
  • Medical attachments including a breathing circuit with mask and tracheal tube, pulse oximetry probe, carbon dioxide sample line and oxygen hose
  • Student tablet
  • All-in-one monitor
  • Ventilator software
  • Simulate Ventilation of a Patient Being Transported

CAE SimEquip Transport Ventilator aids clinicians in managing the simulated ventilation of a patient while being transported. Featuring an interface that mimics equipment used for portable respiratory support, this device includes many of the same features as the CAE SimEquip Ventilator. It comes with:

  • Transport ventilator carry bag
  • Medical attachments including a breathing circuit with mask and tracheal tube, pulse oximetry probe, carbon dioxide sample line and oxygen hose
  • Student tablet
  • Transport ventilator software
  • Simulate Delivery of Multiple Anesthetic Agents With Realistic Response

CAE SimEquip Anesthesia engages learners in the ventilation of a patient under anesthesia. This anesthesia simulation technology provides the ability to virtually administer medical gases, adjusting pressure and flow while monitoring and providing ventilatory support. Standard equipment includes:

  • Anesthesia cart
  • Medical attachments including a breathing circuit with mask and tracheal tube, pulse oximetry probe, carbon dioxide sample line, oxygen hose, nitrous oxide hose, medical air hose, three-lead electrocardiogram cables, invasive blood pressure catheter, non-invasive blood pressure cuff and temperature probe
  • Two monitors
  • Anesthesia and patient monitoring software
  • Simplify and Enhance Training With or Without a Patient Simulator

Clinical simulation programs often need to balance space constraints with the need for specialty equipment to deliver effective training. Acknowledging this balancing act, CAE SimEquip is available in two configurations—with a CAE Maestro Standalone or with a CAE Healthcare Patient Simulator.

With a CAE Maestro Standalone, the simulation software includes a virtual patient, so CAE SimEquip can run without a separate patient simulator or manikin. This configuration requires the Instructor Standalone Kit, which includes:

  • Router
  • Instructor tablet
  • CAE Maestro with physiology software

Alternatively, CAE SimEquip can be paired with CAE Healthcare Patient Simulators, including:

  • CAE Apollo, an adult human patient simulator
  • CAE Athena, a female human patient simulator
  • CAE Ares, an emergency care simulation manikin
  • CAE Juno, a nursing skills simulation manikin

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    CAE Healthcare offers integrated education and training solutions to healthcare students and clinical professionals across the professional life cycle, allowing them to develop practical experience in simulated environments before treating patients. CAE Healthcare’s full spectrum of clinical simulation solutions includes surgical and imaging simulation, curriculum, the CAE LearningSpace audiovisual and center management platform and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators.

    Today, hospitals, medical schools, nursing schools, defense forces and societies in more than 80 countries use CAE Healthcare training solutions to make healthcare safer. Connect with CAE Healthcare to discover the skills and training the CAE SimEquip family can provide clinical learners and educators.

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