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Industry Leaders Supporting Simulation Delivery

Friday, July 24, 2020  
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Healthcare simulation has undergone a rapid evolution in 2020 as industry, faculty and technical/operations staff have teamed up to meet the changing demands of clinician training and student coursework, clinical placements and assessment. During the SimGHOSTS Global Experience, these industry leaders are presenting solutions and meeting with attendees to help them to navigate these changes. 



The GIGXR immersive learning platform was developed to meet the simulation requirements of teaching specific topics and activities in a remote setting. The system is intended to greatly improve learning outcomes while simplifying complex, real-life teaching and training scenarios with 3D and holographic video content placed in a physical learning environment. Their cloud-based system includes mixed reality applications that run on an intuitive immersive learning platform with all-new features, such as visual login, instructor content creation, session planning and more.

Dane Axelgard will present Mixed Reality in Simulation to showcase how the GIGXR learning platform can be utilisedto create immersive environments for training health professions students.



Intelligent Video Solutions

The VALT solution from IVS is an incredibly simple but powerful tool that can be learned in minutes. Basic observation and recording tasks are often picked up intuitively without the need for any extensive training or technical support. Their interface minimizes complexity and points of failure so that your recording system is always there when you need it for critical simulation observation, recording and debrief tasks.

IVS Director of Healthcare Simulation, Mary Hoppe BSN, RN will present Active Learning Using Video Debriefing, covering best clinical practice, creating a learning environment for self-reflection, and ensuring students are practice-ready upon graduation. 


Laerdal Medical

For more than 50 years, healthcare providers and educators have trusted Laerdal to offer products, services and solutions that help improve patient outcomes and survivability. By supporting the advancement of resuscitation science, improving medical education and strengthening the chain of survival in communities worldwide, Laerdal Medical helps you save more lives.

Field Service Technician Gabe Treuhaft will be presenting One Simulator, Many Patients, demonstrating the module features of the Nursing Anne simulator, how to install the modules and how to operate both the simulator and system components. 


Nasco Healthcare

Nasco Healthcare's mission is to prepare frontline healthcare workers to be ready to deliver optimal patient outcomes, whenever and wherever they are called. We deliver medical simulation solutions that enable our everyday heroes to be at heir best, the moment they are called upon. Every Nasco Healthcare product is reliable, hyper-realistic, 100% hand-made in the USA, compliant to healthcare regulations and covered by up to a 5-year warranty. Plus, easily upgradeable and replaceable parts mean you can have a Nasco Healthcare product for life.


Angela Hoenig will be presenting Debriefing in the Virtual World with Body Interact, a live workshop where participants can use the Body Interact software and scenarios to review patient cases, assessment measures, and performance evaluation. 


meds2GROW is a medication administration solution that features:

1. Integrated barcode scanning for both dispensing AND patient identification
2. One time cost with NO ongoing subscription fees
3. Ability to be used WITHOUT interruption between students- as soon as one student logs off, it is reset and ready to go for the next student.

It is an all-inclusive system addressing two major limitations encountered by nursing education programs in regards to teaching best practices of medication administration: price point and fidelity. meds2GROW offers a low-cost solution with a high-tech feel allowing for unlimited high stakes skill practice in the safety of your nursing lab.


Kateri Gabriel and Roxanne Holthaus will be presenting two sessions in the SimGHOSTS Global Experience program - Teaching Medication Administration: Adapting to the New Normal, with strategies for teaching medication administration under social distancing or virtual-only restrictions, and Demystifying Grants: Follow these Five Steps to Fund Your Simulations, exploring the process of identifying and applying for grant funding. 




UbiSim is the world's first immersive VR training platform for nursing. We offer a complete simulation lab on a flexible platform. UbiSim offers a unique, fully customizable solution for all levels of nursing education. The UbiSim Editor is a revolutionary, user-friendly authoring tool that empowers nurse educators and simulationists to customize and design immersive VR simulations. Their solution combines intuitive interactions provided by VR, customizable pre-made scenarios, and immediate feedback after a simulation session.

Based in Montreal, Canada, UbiSim are a multidisciplinary team of people passionate about healthcare simulation and virtual reality. Their team includes nurse educators, simulation experts, engineers and 3D artists. They are all deeply passionate about their mission to use the unique advantages of VR to make nursing simulation more accessible and realistic than ever before.


Maria D'Errico will present Beyond the Simulation Lab: Designing Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) Simulations, revealing how the tech/operations specialist and educator can collaborate in designing immersive VR Simulations and exploring the process of designing a simulation scenario for the immersive VR environment. 


If you'd like to participate in these sessions and many more sign up for the SimGHOSTS Global Experience