thesimtech.com newsletter - january 26, 2014

  • Sadly I can't make IMSH this year - to those who can, I hope you have a great time!
  • EMSWorld offers a great moulage tip every month - I've added a link in the moulage section, or check it out now: http://www.emsworld.com/search?q=wound+of+the+month
  • This is neat - Sunnybrook Simulation Centre gets Canada's first beating heart simulator... check out the video here: http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=278672
  • SimGHOSTS just updated their website - looks great! Love the new logo.
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    Thought I would share a couple of pics of the first sim lab I worked in that I just found - The Kingston Resuscitation Institute located in the Kingston General Hospital. It was a small lab consisting of a control room, a patient area, and a debrief room. Our space was limited but it was an excellent functioning lab.

    The Control Room (my home-base) :
    From the left we had a KBPort video capture system (that we split to the three tv's you see on the top right for a live feed of the room),
    an audio mixer,
    a video system to capture / live feed the debrief room (also used as an office computer)
    a small file cabinet with a scanner/printer/fax on top
    a vital signs monitor
    a desk for the instructor and simtech (me!)
    a computer used to show video / images (visual stimuli) into the patient area
    a phone to receive or call the patient area
    camera joystick for the 3 views
    a computer to control the patient simulator
    also not shown is an mp3 player we used to play relevant ambient noise into the patient area.

    On the left side of the control room we had a file cabinet with seats on the top (seated 6) so students not actively participating in the scenario could sit and watch (using the 3 TV's mentioned above.

    Our patient area... with visual stimuli and vitals

    Our patient area... with visual stimuli and vitals

    We could also use it for live actors... Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the debrief room or the other half of the patient area (where we had partitions on wheels, and behind them we used as storage).

    We could also use it for live actors...

    Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the debrief room or the other half of the patient area (where we had partitions on wheels, and behind them we used as storage).


    A neat video on a SimMan 3G revision that will allow for a left sided double lumen tube to be placed correctly.


    That's all for now - don't forget to share any resources you might have by emailing me or contacting me through the contact page form.