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RESEARCH: Our Ventriloscope is backed by research!

DYSPNEA IN A HOSPITALIZED PATIENT: Using simulation to introduce inter-professional collaborative practice concepts

Sharon Wilson, RN, MSN; AAMC

Ventriloscope optimizes IPE/Team STEPPS training for 1475 students at University of Washington using a dyspnea case for over 5 years.

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VENTRILOSCOPE AS AN INNOVATIVE TOOL FOR ASSESSING CLINICAL EXAMINATION SKILLS

Roger Kneebone, Imperial College of London, UK, Brentfield Medical Center, UK 2011; 33 Medical Teacher

“The Ventriloscope reliably provided consistent ‘abnormal’ auscultatory signs within an OSCE framework. Using a Ventriloscope may increase OSCE  validity, allowing examiners to assess students’ application of knowledge in a realistic simulated setting. The Ventriloscope can help bridge the gap between simulation and real patients”

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ASSESSMENT SKILL TRAINING WITH THE VENTRILOSCOPE AND THE NEED FOR EMERGENCY INTERVENTION ON MEDICAL/SURGICAL UNITS

Sally Bennett, PhD, RN-C; Gutherie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA

Med-surg floor nurses had significant gains in confidence, as measured by NLN ratified scales, after using the Ventriloscope Survival Skills course. p < 0.05 power > 90%

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ARE SIMULATION STETHOSCOPES A USEFUL ADJUNCT FOR EMERGENCY RESIDENTS’ TRAINING ON HIGH-FIDELITY MANNEQUINS?

Steven J Warrington, MD, Akron General Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Akron, OH

Residents perceived the most realistic physical exam ndings on those associated with the case using the simulation stethoscope (13/14, 93%)

Residents preferred the simulation stethoscope as an adjunct to the case (13/14, 93%)

Residents rated the simulation stethoscope case to have significantly more realistic auscultatory findings (4.4/5 vs 3/0/5 difference of means 1.4, p=0.0007)

Average scores of residents were significantly better in the simulation stethoscope associated case (2.5/3 vs. 2.3/3 difference of means 0.2, p=0.04)

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PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE IN A PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING COURSE

Justin J Sherman, Pharm D, MCS, University of Mississippi , School of Pharmacy, October 10, 2011.

Use of Ventriloscope in a physical assessment learning experience increased pharmacy students’ knowledge in performing pulmonary and cardiovascular assessment techniques.

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TECHNOLOGY FOR ENHANCING CHEST AUSCULTATION IN CLINICAL SIMULATION

Jeffery J Ward MEd RRT, Respiratory care Vol.56, no 6

“The major advantages of the Ventriloscope include high delity audio (4MB/s bandwidth) and the ability to rapidly select a range of sounds as the examiner auscultates various locations on the standardized patient or manikin. In addition users can expand the inventory of sounds by adding their own MP3s to match the needs of more complex clinical simulations”

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SUMMATIVE OSCEs in UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

Gerrt Gormley, Ulster Medical Journal 2011; 80 (3):127-132

Ventriloscope can realistically and consistently simulate “abnormal” auscultatory findings. Such technology appears to enhance validity within an OSCE setting.

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IMPACT OF USING A VENTRILOSCOPE ON PSYCHOMETRICS, COGNITIVE LOAD AND PERFORMANCE ON AN OSCE STATION

Bruce Wright, Sylvian Coderre, Anna Consoli, Kevin Mclaughlin; Faculty of medicine, Univeristy of Calgary; AMEE 2012 Poster

“Use of a Ventriloscope can enhance the face validity of the OSCE as an evaluation of clinical skills without adversely aecting psychometrics or cognitive load.”

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THE VENTRILOSCOPE: AM I HEARING THINGS?

Amy Castilano, Medical Teacher, 2009

“Implications of this low-cost device include limitless training possibilities worldwide and across disciplines. The simplicity and portability of this device increases potential use in rapid training of recognition of clinical signs”

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INCORPORATION OF TECHNOLOGY INTO TEACHING PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT

Seth P Brownlee, Robb McGory, Susan P. Bruce, Paul Lecat, Dept of Pharmacy, NEOMED

62 pharmacy students improved their understanding of relevant disease states with Ventriloscope

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ARTICLES: Press and web articles have been written about our Ventriloscope

SIMULATION "VENTRILOSCOPE" PUTS A MODERN-DAY SPIN ON TEACHING STUDENTS TO USE A STETHOSCOPE

Deanna Pogoreic, MedCITY News (February 20)

"With the ventriloscope, standardized patients can stop and start sounds when they feel the stethoscope touch them, or can alter the sound if the stethoscope isn't placed in the right spot"

"Digitization of the stethoscope makes it easy to time stamp every action so that instructors can document the student's actions and confidently evaluate or test them"

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KEEPING IT REAL! ENHANCING REALISM IN STANDARD PATIENT OSCE STATIONS

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The Clinical Teacher Vol. 9, Issue 6

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DOCTOR PUTS HEART INTO TRAINING TOOL

Akron Beacon Journal

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TESTIMONIALS:

"Going into the session, I did not appreciate the power of your product. It is clearly far advanced compared to competing products"

 

"I have been using the Ventriloscope in my assessment workshops that I conduct during the semester and I am happy to say that I absolutely love using it. The students are awestruck by its capabilities; it really adds realism into a classroom and opens up wide range of active learning and different learning styles"

 

"After a brief teaching session, we have the residents go through a series of standardized patients. The Ventriloscope is nice because it's obviously difficult for the actors to fake murmurs. It allows us to make the cases more realistic and incorporate actual heart sounds for teaching purposes ."

 

"We currently own three of Lecat's Ventriloscopes and are purchasing one more soon. From my experience and research I have done, it is the best product on the market for having SPs simulate normal and abnormal heart/lung/vascular/percussion sounds during an assessment. Our patients find it pretty user friendly and after some extra time (less than 30min) added to their normal case training, they are able to efficiently function it with minimal error

Students have mixed reviews about it. It can be challenging for them when they are nervous and stressed out, but it does add to the experience of actually listening to a patient compared to listening to sounds on a computer. The more senses you can involve from the student and higher the fidelity of the situation, learning is dramatically improved."

 

 

 

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