In the press

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Auckland HEMS resource page includes SimMon

Auckland HEMS has a great Prehospital Simulation Resources page that mention their use of SimMon.

ARHT has iSimulate equipment which is not yet fully operational; in the interim a simple app like SimMon can add extra fidelity.

The stated purpose of the page is to act as an online repository of simulation scenarios that will be regularly expanded with the aim of building a useful clinical resource – and it certainly does that well.

The page contains scenarios that are free for anyone to use and adapt as they wish under FOAM (Free-Open-Access-Meducation).

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Great review of apps for simulation

Dr Tim Leeuwenburg (@KangarooBeach) and Dr Jonathon Hurley (@DrJHurley) has published the best review of simulation apps to date.

Tim is a rural GP-Anaesthetist in South Australia and a passionate advocate of ‘guerilla sim’ and Jonathon is an EM trainee in the UK and keen on human factors and simulation in EM.

Really through and well executed review – and SimMon gets a mention too.

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SimMon at Auckland HEMS

Rossi Holloway is a 5th-year medical student who works with Auckland HEMS doctors on their simulation scenarios. She wrote an excellent article available at the Auckland HEMS site “A medical student’s perspective at Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust“. Rossi mentions SimMon as part of the simulation set-up at Auckland HEMS:

[We use] SimMon (for iPad), which can be set up to look like a regular monitor and will make appropriate noises when remotely controlled from iPhone (including that sweat-inducing desaturation beep).

Rossi Holloway
Medical student at Auckland HEMS

Informationweek Healthcare features SimMon

InformationWeek: Mobile App Teaches Clinicians To Monitor Patients

The lovely Michelle McNickle, Associate Editor of InformationWeek Healthcare, wrote at nice article on SimMon.

I’m glad to see the initial costs of simulation hardware come down through the use of already existing hardware most people are able to get a hold of. Hands on training is an invaluable part of training and will help clinicians spot trends in vitals and other real-time patient data.

Jay Simmons
Information Week Contributor

TechTrends highlights SimMon as inexpensive high tech medical training

[…]SimMon, when combined with a low fidelity mannequin can create an inexpensive high tech medical environment for training purposes. […] The app can simulate a range of medical scenarios for health care professionals and students to gain experience and practice.

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iMedicalApps recommends SimMon

Tom Lewis editor at iMedicalApps has written an awesome and comprehansive review of SimMon.

iMedicalApps is a leading online publication for medical professionals written by physicians and analysts. iMedicalApps is recognized as experts in mobile health by the New York Times, Wired Magazine, Slate Magazine and many others.

Conclusion

SimMon is a great example of the educational potential of mobile technology. This is a good app for simulating a range of scenarios but there are a few improvements that would enable it to compete with some of the more technical medical simulators.

iMedicalApps recommended?

Yes

Read the entire review at iMedicalApps.

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SimMon Nominated as Best Science & Education App

Wow! We are really proud to announce that SimMon is nominated as best Science & Education app in the 2012 Danish App Awards.

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SimMon is featured on Australian TV

SimMon gets it’s television debut on Australian Sunrise show hosted by Simon Reeve. Still in the dark as to who made it happen – thank you mysterious Aussie!

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SimMon is featured in UCC Magazine

SimMon is featured along side a spread on Maj Siercke’s Hillerød Clinical Simulation Lab in the October issue of UCC Magazine.

The Clinical Simulation Lab in Hillerød was one of the first simulation labs to use SimMon and it’s great to see the lab (and app) get some good publicity.

Maj Siercke is an associate professor at the UCC School of Nursing and in addition to being an experienced nurse has a background as both a coach and certified facilitator. She also consults at The Danish Institute for Medical Simulation (DIMS) in Herlev. We’re glad to have Maj Siercke on board as a beta tester and value her suggestions and even bug reports. Thank you!