Simulation at the Olympics

CAE Healthcare high-fidelity patient simulation helps train medical responders at Rio 2016 Olympics

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 19, 2016

In preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympics, more than 4,800 volunteer medical responders from around the world trained at Estacio de Sa University, a private university based in Rio de Janeiro, using CAE Healthcare's METIman patient simulator.

"We are proud to have provided a patient simulator that helped prepare medical teams at the Rio 2016 Olympics to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and potentially save lives," said Dr. Robert Amyot, President of CAE Healthcare. "We commend Estacio de Sa University for their months of hard work in preparing medical responders for the Rio 2016 Olympics, and for delivering high-quality healthcare training."

CAE Healthcare's METIman patient simulator breathes, bleeds, responds to treatment and displays vital signs as a human would. With responsive human physiology, it delivers a real-time, universal simulation that is most useful in training teams from different backgrounds to respond rapidly and in unison.

Estacio de Sa University is an official Olympic supporter that was selected to train physicians, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists and medical students to treat both Olympic participants and audience members should a medical crisis arise.

Through live simulation scenarios with CAE Healthcare's METIman, they practiced a coordinated response to medical trauma, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, respiratory failure, orthopedic lesions and others using international treatment protocols, according to Silvio Pessanha Neto, coordinator of the School of Medicine. The training was administered in the School of Medicine by medical and nurse educators.

A live training session with CAE Healthcare's METIman was featured on national television in Brazil. Watch the report by clicking the following link: http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/olimpiadas/rio2016/noticia/2016/07/profissionais-de-saude-sao-treinados-para-trabalhar-em-arenas-olimpicas.html