iDart and iSimulate have arrived!
Recently, the EMS team implemented iDart and iSimulate, state-of-the-art monitoring devices that provide opportunities for our EMS students to simulate cardiac rhythm recognition and interpretation. What an exciting time to be an EMS student!
These simulated monitors/Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) enhance training of cardiac defibrillators as well as AEDs, and provide interactive learning platforms and engaging scenarios. In addition, these monitors have embedded simulations which provide challenging interactive learning scenarios, and real-time feedback. This gives the students a better understanding and proficiency with psychomotor skills training regarding cardiac emergency management. These monitors have already created increased interest within the EMS department, and we look forward to training the EMS Team on how to use these powerful learning resources.
Most of our EMS students expressed a keen familiarity with Apple products. Therefore, it was no surprise they were able to jump right in and adapt to the Apple-based functionality of the devices. With the familiar functionality of an Apple tablet, students started using the controls and operating these monitors with ease. These devices will certainly add to the multi-dimensional approach to virtual learning. Students were excited to get started! These simulators will provide increased capability with low cost alternatives to maintaining costly monitor defibrillators. The EMS team and students are ready to practice important skills on these state-of-the-art simulators!
Blog contributors: Scott Pelletier and Marci Martinez
This equipment was funded by the $2.3 million federally funded Carl D. Perkins IV Career & Technical Education Grant.