Meet SG18USA Gold Sponsor Laerdal Medical




Host: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Pre-Conference: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Symposium: August 1-3, 2018

Early Bird Registration (Ends June 30) $495

Regular Registration: $625

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Laerdal Medical Plenary Address

Using xAPI to Collect Learning Data From Simulations

Presented by

Chad Jackson MS, RRT, FCCP
Vice President of Innovation and Development
CHEST, American College of Chest Physicians


In this address, Chad will discuss how CHEST uses xAPI for their live, Difficult Airway Management course. During the course, physicians practice intubation techniques on high-fidelity medical simulators as instructors observe how they perform the procedure via a checklist on an iPad. Previously, only the data from the iPad was transferred to the physician’s transcript in the LMS, and the data stored in the mannequin was unusable. Using xAPI, the simulator’s data was able to be transferred to the LMS using Watershed’s learning record store (LRS). During the session, Chad will share the technical details, best practices, and lessons learned from CHEST’s experience with xAPI. 

​About Chad Jackson:

Chad provides leadership and guidance to the development, direction, coordination and management of all innovation activities at CHEST. This includes promoting innovation activities across the entire organization including discovering, prototyping, incubating and accelerating offerings that create opportunities for CHEST. He contributes to the CHEST mission through the development of these leading edge educational activities, products and programs that enhance the member and organization experience. These activities, experiences and products may include developing international training programs, corporate innovations, novel medical product development as well as other business opportunities for CHEST.

About Laerdal Medical

Laerdal is dedicated to our mission of Helping Save Lives. For more than 50 years, Laerdal has remained a world leader for healthcare education, training, and therapy solutions.

In collaboration with renowned researchers and prominent partners, Laerdal develops products, programs, and services designed to increase survival, improve patient outcomes and reduce medical errors.

Trusted to build competence of healthcare providers, educators, and lay rescuers, our evidence-based solutions address the changing needs of healthcare organizations. By implementing what has been shown to work within the areas of resuscitation, patient safety, and global health we believe we can help save 500.000 more lives, every year.