SimSuite simulation training showcased on bus in "Reality Without Risk" roadshow

Englewood 18 March 2002Mobilising its state-of-the-art simulation training system for health care professionals, Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC), has unveiled the world's first mobile SimSuite Simulation Training Center and kicked off the "Rolling Reality Tour" at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Annual Scientific Session in Atlanta, Georgia. The mobile unit, which features a unique patient study area and a realistic catheterisation lab environment for simulated interventional procedures, is built within a 40-foot coach bus and showcases the company's SimSuite Training System to physicians, hospitals, and medical device manufacturers.

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Immediately following the ACC Scientific Session, the company's mobile SimSuite Simulation Training Unit will begin a year-long "Rolling Reality Tour", a national road show targeted at the United States' leading hospitals and designed to raise awareness to benefits of utilising simulation training to improve physician skills, accelerate the delivery of new products and techniques, while promoting the installation of SimSuite Centers nationally. The tour, which promotes "Reality Without Risk" will visit thirty different cities within the next 90 days.

"With SimSuite Training Centers poised for national expansion, and interest in adopting simulation technology at an all-time high, the ability to bring this revolutionary system directly to our customers was paramount", stated Scott Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for Medical Simulation Corporation. "We wanted to make it easy for our customers to experience SimSuite for themselves, and one look at this exciting delivery of technology is all it takes to realise that simulation training is changing the face of medical education forever."

Utilising principles developed by the aviation industry, MSC's SimSuite provides an unprecedented interactive training approach which combines patented tactile force-feel simulation technology packaged within a realistic patient, Samantha, with training courses authored by some of the nation's leading physicians. The dynamic learning model fully engages the trainees in making appropriate decisions, taking timely actions, and prepares them for the unexpected.

The bus, with unique signage on the exterior which belies the interior, is designed for both individual and team training, especially for health care professionals who work in vascular catheterisation laboratories, intensive care units, and emergency rooms. The bus promotes patient safety by providing physicians and other health care professionals with first-hand simulation training experience designed to underscore the need to bridge the gap between traditional didactic training methods and actual procedures on patients.

Founded in 1998, Medical Simulation Corporation develops, designs, manufactures, and markets a revolutionary interactive training system to health care professionals worldwide. Combining patented tactile force-feel simulation technology with cognitive based courseware, the company's SimSuite Training System provides a unique approach for health care professionals to increase their knowledge while improving their tactile skills in basic and complex medical procedures and techniques. SimSuite Centers provide a common platform to link health care professionals, hospitals, professional societies, medical product manufacturers, and insurance providers to a cost-effective training solution and education network.


Leslie Versweyveld

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