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RDN PODCAST #12 – Dr Anthony Lewis & Rural Simulation

Anthony Lewis is a prehospital doctor and anaesthetist from NSW. Along with colleagues has set up ALSi (iSimulate) – two iPads communicating via WiFi to function as a slave screen (cardiac or anaesthetic monitor, defib, CTG trace) controlled by a ‘facilitator’ iPad.

iSimulate / ALSi

iSimulate / ALSi

Time was, we would undertake simulation training in the Sim Lab of a tertiary centre. Technology like iSimulate allows us to do high-fidelity sim in our OWN hospital or unit. Tacking a sim case on to the end of every ICU ward round is invaluable – training staff in common and uncommon scenarios using own equipment and staffing.

I think that this sort of stuff is fantastic – not just for the ‘usual suspects’ of LS courses (APLS, ELS, ATLS/EMST etc) but also for delivering high fidelity sim to the isolated rural doctor.

Ben Stanton (retrieval practitioner) training nurses on KI using iSimulate

Ben Stanton (retrieval practitioner) training nurses on KI using iSimulate

Future developments will include a variety of monitor screens (skins) and possibly the ability to have slave and facilitator screen in separate locations.

All we need now is Google Glass and the surround-vision fidelity of sim will be a reality on a budget!

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