Sim Lab Leverages Seamless Multi-Vendor Mannequin Integration with Turnkey Simulation Management

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If your simulation center uses high-fidelity patient simulators (mannequins) from more than one vendor, you may be wondering how to simply and seamlessly manage them within a single, integrated dashboard.

Here’s how the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a graduate school founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, met this challenge.

The Institute operates two separate but interconnected environments for clinical training: the four-room MGHIHP simulation center, which serves a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate-level nursing, physician assistant (PA), and occupational and physical therapy students, among others; and the Sanders IMPACT Practice Center, which offers uniprofessional and interprofessional training opportunities within 14 multipurpose rooms, and a space for members of the community to receive free, team-based healthcare and health education.

The MGHIHP simulation center is also home to a variety of mannequins from both Laerdal Medical and Gaumard Scientific. Mike Trioli, Simulation Education Specialist, explains, “I keep up with what our faculty needs: I bring them in and demonstrate [the mannequins] and see which one they like the best, and that’s the one I purchase. I have no problem supporting either manufacturer’s products.”

But with several hundred students coming through the MGHIHP simulation center weekly and thousands of scenarios conducted every semester, Trioli knew he needed to offer faculty and learners a standardized, high-quality simulation workflow no matter what mannequin their scenario utilized.

SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise, a turnkey simulation management platform from Education Management Solutions (EMS), offered a clear answer for the MGHIHP simulation center—especially since it was already being leveraged within the Sanders IMPACT Practice Center. Jorge Sanchez de Lozada, Director of Technology and Web Services, reflects on the initial decision to purchase SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise, “We wanted to take the next step in our simulation, and within our digital environment. We were looking for a system that wasn’t just going to be a glorified video recorder. SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise is very heavily used in the IMPACT Practice Center for observation, live viewing, recording and debriefing, as well as OSCEs.”

Click here to read the complete story in the new case study: Sim Lab Leverages Seamless Multi-Vendor Mannequin Integration with Turnkey Simulation Management!

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EMS’ SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise’s manufacturer agnostic live mannequin integration functionality, faculty and simulation technicians can increase the intensity of their exercises through scenario and voice control; evaluators can simultaneously view streaming video, student actions, and vital signs; and students can benefit from powerful, mannequin event log-enhanced debriefings.

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