MedaPhor Launches Point of Care Ultrasound Simulator
MedaPhor launches BodyWorks Eve, a hi-fidelity female manikin-based simulator developed specifically to meet the educational needs of medical professionals practising Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) across emergency medicine and critical care. The new simulator combines self-directed learning with tutor-led immersive scenario training to create a dynamic and an engaging learning environment together with structured educational content – based on the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM) Point of Care ultrasound curriculum guidelines.
Following an exclusive first-look and interactive hands-on session at IMSH (International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare), delegates unanimously agreed that there is a critical need and growing demand for a standardised approach to PoCUS education and that, to date, training provision globally has been sporadic and varied in defining and delivering the key learning objectives required to practice this skill safely.
BodyWorks Eve brings together MedaPhor’s two market-leading simulators HeartWorks and ScanTrainer onto one comprehensive learning platform, produced in partnership with Lifecast Body Simulation. Using the most ultra-realistic simulated experiences across echocardiography (TTE, TEE), lung, transabdominal (TA), and pelvic ultrasound, BodyWorks Eve offers the most immersive simulated learning experiences for those looking to implement PoCUS programmes.
Designed with both novices and experienced practitioners in mind, the simulator teaches probe handling skills as well as providing access to a library of over 100 ultrasound cases, using real patient scans, with the potential to display over 10,000 pathology variations, to enable trainees to develop critical diagnostic and decision-making skills.
Ian Whittaker, Chief Operating Officer at MedaPhor, comments: “Point of Care ultrasound, whilst transforming the front line in emergency medicine and critical care, presents a huge challenge for the global medical industry in terms of upskilling the workforce. BodyWorks Eve is designed to meet these specific PoCUS training requirements and help universities, colleges and hospitals bridge the training gap to deliver positive outcomes for patients.”