Anesthesia SimSTAT: Award-Winning Breakthrough in Screen-Based Training

By Roxanne Blanford


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AnesthesiaSimSTAT was developed by The American Society of Anesthesiologists® and CAE Healthcare to offer healthcare providers the opportunity to receive advanced anesthesiology training through interactive and realistic screen-based simulations.

The virtual learning platform has garnered universal praise throughout the medical training and technology industry -- so much so that it has been rewarded by .orgCommunity with the organization's inaugural Innovation Award.

Recognized for Award-Winning Innovation

Anesthesia SimSTAT is an innovative, virtual Operating Room (O.R.) for anesthesia professionals. The platform incorporates CAE Healthcare’s HPS patient simulator physiology for an immersive and high-fidelity learning experience. It allows clinicians and learners to improve performance in the management of anesthesia emergencies and fulfill CME and MOCA 2.0® Part II and IV requirements.

Before AnesthesiaSimSTAT was launched, the only way anesthesiologists could fulfill requirements for continuing medical education and certification maintenance was by attending face-to-face simulation workshops. This situation was needlessly costly, extremely inefficient, outdated and problematic. AnesthesiaSimSTAT was the solution.

 

Leading the Way in Medical Education Technology

In winning the innovation award, AnesthesiaSimSTAT was recognized by .orgCommunity as a benefit to business in general, and a boon to its industry niche in particular. Achievements were assessed in these five (5) specific areas:

  1. advancement of a cause
  2. growth in revenue or increase in customers/membership
  3. boost customer engagement
  4. increase efficiencies/improve performance
  5. decrease costs

AnesthesiaSimSTAT was a clear winner.

More Screen-Based Simulation Training Developments to Come

The development of the AnesthesiaSimSTAT virtual learning environment (VLE) for anesthesia is only the initial step towards broadening the ability of practicing physicians to fully participate in realistic online training scenarios with avatars, virtual patients, and responsive medical equipment.  

Additional continuing education modules are currently being developed. These include modules for trauma, appendectomy, robotic surgery, and more. Every training platform will be accessible from a laptop -- anywhere, anytime. 

AnesthesiaSimSTAT also provides users with immediate performance assessments and confidential feedback for deeper learning.

Visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists website for more information.