CAE Healthcare Connects U.S. Navy to High-Fid Combat Simulator CAEsar
Montreal, Canada, December 11, 2013 –– CAE Healthcare announced today the record sale of 44 Caesar trauma patient simulators to the United States Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) for tactical medical care field training in sites throughout the U.S., Guam and Spain. In addition to the simulators, CAE Healthcare will provide NECC training and multi-year maintenance services. The total contract is valued at more than $3 million.
“We believe the use of Caesar trauma patient simulators to train non-traditional medical units within the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command demonstrates a heightened awareness of the value of high-fidelity medical simulation, and how it provides a more efficient and standardized means of training for high-stakes environments,” said Michael Bernstein, president of CAE Healthcare. “CAE continues to extend its reach into the defence and security markets with simulation solutions that include not only mission training but also medical training. The U.S. NECC joins many military and disaster response organizations that have chosen CAE Healthcare’s Caesar for best-in-class training, including the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine in Budapest, Hungary and the U.S. Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama.”
The Caesar trauma patient simulators will allow NECC to provide standardized core skills training across expeditionary forces. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command serves as the single functional command for the Navy’s expeditionary forces and as central management for the readiness, resources, manning, training and equipping of those forces. Expeditionary forces are organized to accomplish specific objectives in other countries including anti-terrorism, force protection, theater security cooperation and engagement, and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief contingencies.
Developed for combat casualty care training in harsh environments, CAE Healthcare’s Caesar trauma patient simulator is rugged and resistant to extreme temperatures, rain, dirt, dust, sand and body impact. With profuse bleeding, Caesar is ideal for training non-medical responders to assess and stabilize an injured patient for transport, control hemorrhaging and practice airway management to restore breathing. The simulator also captures information about each trainee’s performance for review and assessment.
About CAE Healthcare
CAE Healthcare offers cutting-edge learning tools to healthcare students and professionals, allowing them to develop practical experience through risk-free simulation training before treating real patients. CAE Healthcare’s full spectrum of simulation solutions includes surgical and imaging simulation, curriculum, the LearningSpace audiovisual and center management platform and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators. Today, approximately 8,000 CAE Healthcare simulators are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defense forces and other entities.
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.