To share guidance on best healthcare simulation practices and available resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, MedVision will host a webinar titled “Treating the COVID Patient with a high-fidelity Leonardo” on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. EST. During this webinar, attendees can expect to learn how programming MedVision software is easy, fast and solution-friendly. Attendees will also get an opportunity to learn how MedVision’s Leonardo adult patient simulation is helping to lead the way in mannequin simulation training.
This webinar will be hosted by Adam Dodson, NRP, CCEMTP, NCEE, who began his career in EMS and simulation nearly 20 years ago. Over two decades, he has worked and taught for the United States Army, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). He has chaired many positions in the Society for Simulation, over which time he helped build the SOTS Section, SimOps, and the STORM publication business plans as well. According to Dodson, all simulation enthusiasts, educators, directors and administrators should consider registering for this informative and insightful course.
“MedVision asked me to host this webinar to introduce Leonardo to everyone. With COVID-19 keeping everyone indoors and away from simulation conferences, it has been hard to meet new people and come across new technology,” Dodson explained. “Since I have been working with Leonardo for almost three years, they thought I was the best candidate to present the webinar.”
By attending this presentation, webinar participants will be granted the opportunity to see a brief demonstration of Leonardo and the implemented technology in action. This is to provide simulationists with an opportunity to better understand the Leonardo mannequin, and how the product exemplifies advancements in the industry of healthcare simulation.
“The ‘Treating the COVID Patient with a high-fidelity Leonardo’ webinar will discuss programming some of Leonardo’s key features through the demonstration for those who have not seen him before,” Dodson explained.
Throughout the duration of the webinar, Dodson hopes to help relay the realistic nature of the Leonardo airway(s). He believes that this mannequin’s intubation is “not too easy, or too difficult,” and that its lung volume, resistance and compliance are as close to critical care as he has ever seen. For these reasons, Dodson is confident that Leonardo can help facilitate ARDS protocols with high PEEP, and serve to assist other RT, ENT, and anesthesia scenarios, in addition to normal emergency or assessment scenarios.
“[Leonardo] compliments the whole team meeting nursing objectives as well,” Dodson added. “Leonardo starts with appearance and ends with technology. He looks human with real hair, no visible nuts or bolts, and fully articulating joints.”
Dodson noted that today, patient mannequins are needed to help with the depth or recoil needed to teach high-quality resuscitation. Helping to meet American Heart Association guidelines, Leonardo’s CPR depth, resistance and recoil are that of a 200-pound man. Therefore, this mannequin can help physical therapy learners to understand how best to move or lift patients.
“Oftentimes software programming can be very linear. With MedVision, programming is done one of two ways: at a received action or thereafter, or at a specified time,” Dodson said. “MedVision can program to both of these well-familiar patterns, but the software also allows the user to build off of a preprogrammed scenario. We can copy a preexisting scenario, and it is easier to modify previous programs or revise them, making them easier than other simulation software platforms or user interfaces.”
During his webinar session, Dodson will elaborate on how the community of simulation professionals can improve their simulation scenarios to be more realistic. He cites that in a 2015 Hospital Benchmarking study, 75% of simulationists ran “on-the-fly”. Of them, 25% used programmed scenarios, and a third of them did so for publication and research details. Yet five years later, more systems are now operating a majority of simulations with programmed scenarios. Dodson emphasized that to improve simulation scenarios, educators must get to a place of collaboration over competition where they can both share and connect.
“Data and science have proven the benefits of high-fidelity versus low-fidelity, but the major senses (smell, touch, sight, etc.) are still a part of learning,” Dodson said. “A powerful learning experience is one that is still talked about days later. Whether it is how real the scenario was, or how real the mannequin was, many technicians spend more than an hour moulaging ICU patients with pacer wires, A-lines, bruises, EVD/Swans, etc.”
After the webinar presentation is complete, attendees will be able to share and discuss these topics in a moderated question-and-answer session run by a team of Medvision staff. Dodson says they will answer any questions regarding Leonardo’s advanced capabilities, programming, sales, service, repair, warranty, etc.
UPDATE: Following this webinar, MedVision released a recorded version for those unable to attend.
More About MedVision
MedVision is an innovative and fast-growing Japanese company that specializes in designing and manufacturing high-fidelity medical simulators. Established as a partnership of LLC Eidos-Medicine and K.K. DNAFORM, the company has more than a decade of history in the development of medical simulation equipment.
MedVision brings carefully crafted software and hardware together with the highest standards of quality and dedication. To do this, the company works in a constant cycle of designing, perfecting and inventing new solutions and systems for modern high-key medical education. Being client-oriented is among the company’s main goals, and MedVision seeks to provide quick and professional support.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Medvision has helped several different countries around the world with equipment, software and tools to help combat the virus. The company has anesthesia software for teaching over Zoom or other LMS platforms, and has created a drug therapy, pharmacy-based learning platform that teaches pharmacodynamics/kinetics. MedVision even assisted in the early stages of teaching the process of COVID-19 testing in Japan and Russia, using mannequins and task trainers such as Leonardo.
“We have all been impacted by the challenge of the pandemic, including how to teach, how to meet the needs of the medical, education and the simulation community,” Dodson shared. “Medvision attempted to launch in the United States just prior to COVID-19. Under an amazing leader and CEO they have had growth and success. I am most impressed by MedVision’s perseverance.”