Specialists training in a life-like environment where cause and effect can be visualized amounts to measurable improvements. Their simulators involve actual clinical equipment alongside their ‘patient’ who can reflexively respond to various factors such as drug infusion and changing pump flow during CPB or ECMO.The company’s virtual representations of monitoring devices of the OR and ICU further encourages learning. With additional capabilities such as creating and maintaining electronic patient records, text-to-speech conversion and translation, their simulators allow for a precise and standardized training environment.
Califia 3.0 —Bringing Powerful clinical capabilities
Regarding their flagship product, Richard shares, “Our new Califia®high-fidelity bypass simulator system is a unique hardware and software medical simulation solution designed to simulate a patient before, during and after cardiopulmonary bypass for open-heart surgery or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy.”As the simulator is highly programmable, it allows for many adjustable patient parameters including vital signs, breathing capacity and blood circuit characteristics.
Previously archived electronic patient data can be transferred over to ‘Califia’s Brain’ for scenario creation and further processing. Currently, a future functionality is in the making to create ‘what-if’ scenarios to help critical decision making.
Worldwide, over 80 centers utilize the company’s simulators. For Biomed Simulation Inc., the future looks promising as their solutions continue to receive positive responses and results for specialists training in a life-like environment. Richard points out what we can expect in the years to come, “Future developments will also include the addition of simulated lungs as well as other therapeutic modalities such as Hemodialysis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). The addition of other monitoring and evaluation devices is also being planned. These include a BIS monitor, and various blood and cerebral saturation monitors.”