Nursing

Nurse educators invent simulation training devices

Nurse Leader Insider, September 15, 2016

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Liz Benson and Linda C. Goodman, nurse educators from the College of Southern Maryland, were awarded $120,000 in support and services from Microsoft to continue the development of a wearable simulation device that will improve nurse training. Currently in a prototype form, the RealLifeSim product line is designed to simulate clinical situations for nursing students in a simulated environment.

Inspired by the sleeves used to cover tattoos, the prototype is a sleeve outfitted with technology that can simulate inserting an IV, drawing blood, and taking vital signs. The inventors hope that this will replace simulation mannequins and provide students with new ways to practice medical procedures in a safe and responsive environment. Additionally, they’re hoping the simulation device kits will help students assess, identify, and treat conditions such as deep vein thrombosis, central line punctures, and gangrene.

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