In 2013, B-Line Medical Co-Founder and CEO Lucas Huang presented two awards worth over $1000 at the SimGHOSTS 2013 San Antonio event!
The B-Line Medical Sponsored DIY Video contest prizes were awarded to Ryan Douglas from St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University for his project “Showing Signs of Life – Adding Vital Signs to Low to Mid Fidelity Manikins for the community voted award. Ryan was awarded a GoPro3 Silver and annual Vimeo account. The grand prize was awarded to Mark Johanneck from UW Health Clinical Simulation Program for his video project on “Re-purposing Used ATLS Training Skins“, which was selected by SimGHOSTS and B-Line leadership! Mark walked away with an iPad mini and a wireless Seagate Portable Hard drive!
Last year's grand prize winner Fritz Sticht did not walk away empty handed though, and was provided a $50 gift card for entering the first DIY Video Contest entry, for his project on building a free EMR system at Behling Simulation Center.
The SimGHOSTS leadership and community extends a huge thanks to B-Line Medical for their support of Sim Tech innovation!
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How to Create a FREE EMR In Your Sim Lab by Fritz Sticht from Behling Simulation Center
"This video tutorial will show you how to create a FREE electronic medical record for use in your immersive simulation sessions."
Showing Signs of Life - Addint Vital Signs to Low to Mid Fidelity Manikins by Ryan Douglas from St. David's School of Nursing at Texas State University
"The Showing Signs of Life project was a way for our organization to add vital signs to low and medium fidelity manikins which did not have these capabilities otherwise. Our faculty had been requesting vital sign output for our lower fidelity manikins since day one. However, this request was prior to the creation of the SimPad® product line, so our options were limited. We already had touch screen monitors at each bedside (so that we could move our SimMan® manikins to different locations) and we used AVS for our recording platform. Utilizing what we had in place, and incorporating a relatively small technology upgrade (Netbooks), we were able to put our heads together and come up with a unique solution. We used the SimMan software to produce the vital signs that our faculty had requested. In conjunction, we utilized the AVS client software to record the patient monitor output from SimMan and save it to an .AVI file format. These AVI files were then distributed to bedside computers where faculty chose which set they wished to use and ran them using Windows Media Player. Although the resulting output was read-only, the project greatly improved the realism our scenarios at an affordable price."
Re-purposing Used ATLS Training Skins by Mark Johanneck from UW Health Clinical Simulation Program
"We had a request for an I & D of an abscess and lipoma model. We were able to create functional and cost effective models by re-purposing used ATLS skin that would have otherwise been recycled or discarded."
About B-Line Medical:
"Simulation Technicians are the backbone of any program, from troubleshooting simulator equipment to maintaining networks and fielding interesting end user requests. But when sim techs do their jobs well, they’re invisible! We see you, sim techs of the world. We see you even when you’re under a pile of cables, or covered in fake blood." - Sandy Yin, Marketing Strategist at B-Line Medical
B-Line Medical supports the growth, education, and innovation of this community. SimGHOSTS is a great example of the many ways we want to encourage knowledge-sharing, professional growth, and creative collaboration. We think that that advancing the profession of the simulation technician helps advance simulation itself because it saves time, increases organization, and enables scalability and creativity in simulation programs. Advancing simulation helps us all to achieve the overarching goal of improving healthcare education, thereby improving patient safety.
B-Line Medical is a leader in medical simulation technologies specifically designed to capture and evaluate training activities. Our core company philosophy centers around enhancing training and improving patient safety by providing powerful tools for data capture, visualization, and analysis. To date, our easy to use solutions have helped over 200 top hospitals, medical schools, and nursing programs in ten countries manage their training more effectively. With a 98% client retention rate and the ability to integrate with the broadest range of devices in the industry, B-Line Medical is a trusted partner for delivering healthcare training.