October 30, 2014By Lance Baily

Laerdal Medical and SonoSim Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Save More Lives


Ultrasound training solutions provider SonoSim, which is already partnered with the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, recently announced another ground breaking partnership with Laerdal Medical regarding distribution, product development, and R&D collaboration. This is a great opportunity to add additional capabilities to each company’s product lines by creating collaborative approaches to training ultrasound techniques through medical simulation manikins like the SimMan 3G.

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What I find most fascinating about the SonoSim is its low hardware profile. With just a USB dongle and a laptop clinical educators and learners can start to train ultrasound procedures on live standardized patients, manikins or in mid-air. As well, SonoSim provides access to patients, on-demand as they have “the world’s largest library” of actual patient cases with a broad spectrum of normal and real pathologic conditions. The allows learners to receive immediate probe-positioning guidance and expert feedback while scanning real-patient cases. Cathy Ruff RVT of GE Healthcare suggests that “The SonoSim Ultrasound Training solution is one of the more comprehensive and easy-to-use ultrasound training solutions available. In my over 25 years of experience with ultrasound and my exposure to multiple, different training courses, programs, and teachers, it is one of the best ones I have personally been exposed to.”

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Currently the Livescan Pads (the blue stickers seen in the photo above) can be utilized with any manikin product to enable ultrasound training during your high-fidelity simulations. What a great idea!

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From the Official Laerdal & Sonosim Newswire Announcement:

Laerdal Medical a leading provider of simulation solutions for healthcare, and SonoSim, Inc. a leading provider of ultrasound education and training, today announced a wide-ranging agreement regarding distribution, product development and R&D collaboration.

“Practitioners have long requested ultrasound training and the ability to integrate it into patient simulation learning activities,” said Clive Patrickson, Chief Executive Officer, Laerdal Medical. “This partnership with SonoSim will provide learners with the very best learning environment for an integrated patient simulation experience, combined with the very best ultrasound learning content. This will be a great step forward in patient safety.”

Derek McLeish, President of SonoSim International, stated, “The increasing adoption of ultrasound will save lives, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes. The main limitation of ultrasound to drive adoption has been the difficulty in training users. The combined efforts of Laerdal and SonoSim will have a major impact worldwide.”

Laerdal Medical, one of the world’s leading providers of healthcare solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilization, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Patient Care, Self-Directed Learning, and Medical Education. Laerdal is pleased to serve all healthcare providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professionals.

SonoSim’s mission is to meet the global demand for SonoSim products and services needed by physicians, nurses, students, care providers, trainers, and educators worldwide. SonoSim’s market entries are based on products developed by leading ultrasound educators, computer-based instructional designers, content editors, computer engineers, scientists, and software developers, adapted to local market needs.

Learn more at the SonoSim Website today!

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