Increasing Clinical Realism with Wearable
Chest Tube & Wound Care Hybrid Simulators

Presented by: Adam Cowperthwait, Megan Weldon
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This webinar demonstrates hybrid wearable clinical simulators from Avkin, including the Avwound for wound care training and Avthor, for realistic chest tube training. 
  • Recorded: Oct. 27th, 2021
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Beginner

Presentation Abstract:

Avkin makes wearable simulators and provides educational services for an array of healthcare simulation settings. Founded in 2015 by Cowperthwait, a simulationist herself, Avkin provides a clinical simulation solution that combines the best of high-fidelity simulation and the realism of simulated patients for the most authentic medical simulation experience possible. This webinar will specifically look at Avwound for wound care training and Avthor, for realistic chest tube training. 

Avthor Chest Tube Wearable Simulator: An alternative to medical manikins and a unique tool for simulation in medical education, the Avthor is the only wearable intrathoracic chest tube for simulation in healthcare education on the market to teach chest tube management and care. With a standardized patient wearing the device during simulation, students will practice the movement of the patient and critical communication skills. In addition to having the ability to hook up to a pleurovac, the Avthor provides the best high-fidelity medical simulation for patient care that includes: tidaling and fluctuation, blood release, air leak, high intrathoracic pressure, and the ability to assess for crepitus. Coupled with the transport simulation unit, the Avthor chest tube simulator can enhance training opportunities with wearable medical technology for any simulation learning experience.

Avwound Wound Care Wearable Simulator: The Avwound is Avkin's newest wearable, and the latest advancement in wound care simulation. The realistic skin blanching will give your learners a full understanding of wound mechanics and how to properly assess and treat infections of wounds. With the ability to adjust the device to multiple locations on the body and practice on all four stages of pressure wounds, learners will be exposed to the widest possible range of wound care scenarios. Coupled with the ability to pair with the Avkin App for ease of use, you will have complete control over an advanced fluidics system, which will become apparent as the learner drains the wound and documents what he/she is seeing. The haptic feedback cues the simulated participant to react to the painful experience, offering a true-to-life response to cleaning and repacking wounds. Quite simply, the

More about Avkin
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Avkin believes that the key to success in patient-centered care is to replace high-fidelity manikins with hybrid simulations that include simulated participants and Avkin’s wearable simulators. Hands-on experience with human-to-human interaction is vital in healthcare education both for the patient and the provider. Avkin’s sensor-enabled, wearable technology provides unmatched interactivity between the simulated patient and learners. Through haptic feedback, the SP is cued to realistically respond to the care being provided. Avkin looked to shift healthcare education pedagogy and created a new class of educational products and wearable simulators.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the potential for wearable simulators to improve clinical learning / training outcomes through hybrid simulation.
  2. Review the various ways Avthor hybrid wearable simulators can be used to train for chest tube insertion and care.
  3. Review the various ways Avwound hybrid wearable simulators can be used to train for wound care.

Meet the Presenter:

Adam Cowperthwait

Director of Sales  - Avkin
Adam is Avkin’s Director of Sales. In his time at Avkin, Adam has helped a number of programs in and around the world completely revamp their simulation efforts to produce true-to-life training scenarios, positively impacting patient outcomes.
In the webinar today, Adam will show you how you can immerse your learners in realistic scenarios they will encounter in the profession and prepare them to use not only the technical skills required in healthcare, but also critical thinking, communication, and empathy at the same time. He’ll also touch on Avkin’s Simulation Subscription, a library of simulations to meet your program objectives.
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Disclosures: Adam is employed by Avkin.

Megan Weldon, CHSE

Director of Education and Marketing - Avkin
A Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and Avkin’s Director of Education, Megan has worked with simulation programs for years. When not portraying a patient herself, Megan also creates in-depth characters for simulations and helps simulation programs with their professional development. Her commitment to realism is reflected in her work to create real human interaction focused on best practices and providing constructive feedback.
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Disclosures: Megan is employed by Avkin.

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