RT looks at some of the latest simulation technology, RT education, and training programs available from Hudson Simulation Services, Hans Rudolph, CAE Medical, IngMar Medical, and Gaumard Scientific.

Hans Rudolph Inc

The Hans Rudolph Inc SmartLab Instrumentation System with Insight Software is a flexible system for measurement and analysis of respiratory signals in research applications. The main unit can accept up to four sensor modules for measuring flow from pneumotachs and airway or other pressures or a voltage input from an external device. Optional inputs include an oximeter, CO2 and O2 sensors, temperature and digital I/O. The PC software provides real time graphs and calculations of many common respiratory parameters. Data can be saved for analysis or replayed. Custom software modules can be developed for special applications. (See image above.)

Hudson Simulation Services

TestChest, an advanced lung simulator developed by Organis in Switzerland, is now available in the US. It can be used for mechanical ventilation training, testing, and product development. With its unique model of heart-lung interactions, TestChest works intuitively with your ventilator and monitoring devices to respond as a real patient.

The VentiSim tablet-based simulator was designed to help teach the principles of ventilation in a low-cost manner in many environments, including an online option. This realistic simulator models lung parameters, modes of ventilation, waveforms, and more. Ventisim includes 10 autonomous cases for students to work through.

CAE Healthcare

CAE Healthcare has partnered with leading clinical professionals and Area9 Lyceum to release a 30-min, online adaptive learning COVID-19 Ventilator Reskilling Course. The course covers: respiratory physiology, basic functions of a ventilator, ventilator use in respiratory failure, and goals of care in respiratory failure.

IngMar Medical

The ASL 5000 from IngMar Medical is the world’s most sophisticated breathing simulator, capable of simulating the full range of patients. The ASL 5000 is able to breathe spontaneously while being ventilated and can be used with any ventilator. The ASL 5000 can help you save time, accelerate development and improve testing.

Gaumard Scientific

Gaumard’s Hal S1030 is a full-body, computer-controlled patient simulator for training respiratory care students and professionals to treat ARDS, COPD, asthma and other conditions using a real mechanical ventilator. Hal features a lifelike airway, can hold PEEP from 5 to 25 cm H2O, trigger the vent’s breath assist, change lung compliance and bilateral bronchial airway resistance, exhale real CO2, and more.