Justification Support for Purchasing Blue Phantom Ultrasound Trainers from CAE Healthcare
Saw this interesting post by CAE Healthcare today helping us make the justification for Blue Phantom Ultrasound trainers!
Performance results after practicing FAST exams on a simulator
Simulation has been used to enhance clinical education in a diverse range of medical uses, including FAST exams. Upon completion of FAST exam training, learners are expected to exhibit mastery in the ability to accurately diagnose the presence of free fluid, acquire an adequate window to do so, and identify both the free fluid and the window when given a single ultrasound scan.
When compared to practice within a traditional classroom, learners who used an ultrasound reported improved performance in major areas, including:
- Acquisition of window quadrants/anatomical and diagnostic interpretation
- Identification of windows related to probe position
- Time required to acquire a window (time-to-scan)
Overall, the general effectiveness of simulator practice is strong. Studies show that learners achieve improved diagnostic interpretation and they self-report positive perceptions of their experience when training with a FAST simulator.*
Get the full justification on the CAE Healthcare blog!
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.