CAE Healthcare Suite of Digital Products Enhances Virtual Learning Experiences
As virtual and remote learning become more commonplace across medical education, healthcare simulation educators are turning to digital solutions like never before. As a leader in the healthcare simulation space, CAE Healthcare has been developing and delivering products that provide new ways for clinical educators to meet increased demands for virtual products. As part of these efforts, CAE Healthcare offers a suite of digital products that include the iRIS Health Simulation Authoring Platform; the intuitive virtual solution for distance learning, CAE Maestro Evolve; and the self-directed learning experience, CAE Embody. This HealthySimulation.com article highlights this suite of digital products and shares the benefits.
CAE Healthcare believes in creating a learning environment that is individualized and leverages interactive and adaptive software- so learners can learn anywhere, at any time. The company remains focused on leveraging digital learning solutions that use real-time data to provide educators with the information they need to adjust instruction and meet the unique needs of each learner.
Virtual simulation and digital learning create a pathway to allow learners to work at their own pace while achieving a personalized level of learning that is impactful. By combining remote patient simulation scenarios with a new virtual patient, learners are equipped to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to later excel in practice.
iRIS is a web-based scenario development solution that streamlines the collaboration, design, and development of high-quality training scenarios. With iRIS, healthcare simulation educators can seamlessly incorporate best practice frameworks (INACSL, ASPE, PEARLS Healthcare Debriefing Tool, etc.) across the full spectrum of simulation programs – Standardized Patients, task trainers, full-body manikins, and patient simulators. An agnostic platform, iRIS works with most manikins, saves clinical simulation educators time, and increases consistency across simulation scenarios.
For example, Cape Peninsula University of Technology has been using iRIS since September 2017 with dramatic results. A case study explains how this internationally acclaimed institution used iRIS to “turn clinicians into educators” and deliver real-time-saving efficiencies whilst improving the quality of their scenarios. In a 12-month period, iRIS completely transformed how they deliver simulation.
“The time we have gained back from no longer having to search emails for up-to-date versions of scenarios and their resources or spend so much time face to face supporting clinicians has enabled the simulation team to expand our scope,” shared John Meyer, lecturer in Emergency Medical Sciences at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa.
CAE Maestro Evolve
CAE Maestro Evolve is an interactive virtual learning platform offering limitless possibilities for innovative instruction and content development with a continuous stream of new, pre-programmed scenarios, medical equipment, and teaching tools. Featuring the CAE Embody virtual patient, the platform includes a simulated patient room with virtual medical equipment that displays real-time medical signs and signals for facilitator-led remote simulations.
Additional benefits of CAE Maestro Evolve include access to one’s own simulator, equipment, healthcare curriculum, and assessment tools on one platform, and the flexibility to facilitate both hands-on practice and theory within a remote training program. Further, CAE Maestro Evolve is able to configure limitless base patients, from healthy to severely ill, with Maestro physiology responding automatically to interventions, so the healthcare educator can focus on teaching.
CAE Maestro Embody
CAE Maestro Embody is a virtual patient developed by CAE Healthcare. This virtual patient is part of the instructor-led training that is part of Maestro Evolve as well as the self-directed learning available through the Maestro Embody-enabled platform. Featuring the most advanced Maestro physiology, CAE Maestro Evolve delivers learning in the form of a virtual simulated clinical experience. The goal is to provide safe medical care just as the clinical educators or their learners would in real-life clinical practice.
To use, learners just enter their information into the form, then the platform will take over, serving up the appropriate lesson, whether from the instructor-led Maestro program or the self-directed series. Learners can perform an assessment and note everything they discover. Using the latest technology and algorithms, the self-directed platform will provide a score validated by a clinical team and a summary of personalized feedback to ensure continuous improvement.
The benefit of the CAE Embody-enabled self-directed platform is that learning can take place anywhere, anytime, on any device. Learners can access CAE-supported content that’s continually updated and train and practice on our state-of-the-art virtual simulator. Additionally, they can access a platform that scales to meet changing education and training needs, while healthcare simulation centers and educators save on space, equipment, and expenses.
More About CAE Healthcare
CAE Healthcare, a division of Canadian-based CAE, is among the world leaders in developing cutting-edge healthcare simulation learning tools for today’s professional healthcare providers. The company strives to deliver educational tools that best help healthcare professionals provide safe high-quality patient care. CAE Healthcare has an extraordinarily vast area of simulated products ranging from manikins, interventional and imaging systems, and AV recording debriefing / Learning Management Systems.
CAE Healthcare has a unique and wide range of manikins for simulation-based medical education including the Human Patient Simulator (HPS), Apollo (pre-hospital and nursing), Ares (emergency medicine simulator), Lucina (obstetric simulator), Luna (neonatal simulator), and Aria (pediatric simulator). Most of these high-fidelity medical simulation manikins now run on CAE Healthcare’s patented Maestro software. As one of the original innovators of medical simulation technology, CAE Healthcare has continued to innovate new learning products and solutions that support the world’s healthcare industry.
For example, in addition to a wide range of mid- and high-fidelity simulators, they also provide audiovisual debriefing solutions, such as LearningSpace, their learning management system. They also offer a range of interventional simulators, including CAE CathLabVR, as well as the Vimedix ultrasound simulator, the only ultrasound simulator to use multiplanar reconstruction and 3D/4D scanning.
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 Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.