What we do

We help organizations through simulation to enhance quality improvement and safety.

Customized Simulated Wounds

Were changing the way that simulated tissues are designed.

Tired of looking for task trainers that are plastic, don't feel like human tissue and don't respond to treatment? Read on.

Our simulated tissues look and feel just like human tissue, which is very important for medical, nursing and safety training. The epidermal layer is textured, the subcutaneous layer and wound beds are amazingly detailed.

Tested and approved by hospital-based wound educators, our tissues respond and perform at the highest level of clinical education.

Simulation Program Consulting

We work across numerous industries including education, healthcare, safety, industrial, manufacturing, law enforcement, military defence, and corporate environments.

Our Specialites

We specialize in:
Immersive Experiences
(including special effects)

Performance-based Debriefing and Feedback

Customized Task Trainers for Healthcare and Safety Education

Simulated Tissues

Consulting and Program Development

Our core sectors of expertise are in staff development, immersive education, corporate training, people management and coaching.​

Our Focus

We take employee development to the next level.

What People Say

Testimonials and Nice Things People Say About Us.

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"Matthew, I commend you for your work and your advocacy on behalf of patients for safe and quality health care."

The Honorable Sarah Hoffman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Government of Alberta -

Latest News

Check out our recent posts and news.

Healthcare Simulation: Innovators Wanted

Modelling and Simulation are concerned with exactly that: replicating the model and simulating the conditions as close as possible to the current standard. In some cases, creating that perfect simulated experience takes a lot of innovation and creativity. I applaud and respect the many simulationists that work behind the scenes in modelling to increase the realism of training experiences.
With many healthcare simulation centres that are underfunded and understaffed, it takes innovation and creativity to make things happen. It takes a keen eye to redistribute resources as needed. From experience as a former centre administrator, I noticed that we were going through an insane amount of oxygen in our labs that carried significant cost. What could be done to optimize resources? Several things:
First, we needed to understand how much oxygen was costing us to provide a picture of the financial importance. Next, we needed to collect information from instructors, staff and ask vital questions regarding learner safety such as “do we actually place oxygen on a live person in a simulated experience?”, “does the simulator only receive oxygen?”, “does real oxygen actually change the simulator’s vital signs?”, “what safety labelling do we need to place on a nursing headwall?” and so on. I would also recommend performing a risk assessment with key external stakeholders including occupational health and safety departments. When you have collected the information and identified risks, you can make an evidence-based decision with your team.
In my situation, we made the switch to compressed air. The cost to create a compressed air delivery system was minimal compared to cost savings of traditional oxygen. The decision to switch had additional benefits that included the injection of tens of thousands of budget dollars could be reallocated into program support per year. Yes, per year! It also decreased operational demand as we did not need to have staff call suppliers, request refills, set aside delivery time, pay for cylinder maintenance, etc.
Many healthcare simulation centres are not fully supported and rely on the innovation of team members to maximize operations. Take a look around your department, what do you see that could be optimized? Send me an email, I’d love to hear about it.
Matthew
About the Author: Matthew Jubelius is a subject matter expert in healthcare simulation. He is a consultant, educator and wants to change the future of people development, education, and training. He has championed the design, implementation, and evaluation of simulation-based education and training programs, including quality improvement measures for post-secondary institutions, private industry, and the federal government.
Matthew can be reached through www.amoveotraining.com for simulation consulting, program development, employee training and speaking engagements.
#simulation #safety #education #qualityimprovement

Simulation: Using Quality Improvement to Increase Patient Safety

Simulation-based Education (SBE) is a wonderful teaching and learning application to increase patient safety, but did you know that it can also be used for quality improvement activities as well?
So, what’s the big deal with quality improvement and why does it matter? Quality improvement (QI) is used in many industries to decrease variation and there is a huge focus on standardization. This includes documentation and educational sessions to ensure that everyone is following the same process and approaching situations in the same manner. In previous posts, we mentioned the importance of having certain elements when designing an immersive scenario (feel free to take a look at the post What’s the Plan: The Importance of Design). This is a standardized approach that allows the instructor to design a plan that is consistent.
Being consistent is a key feature in quality improvement activities. If there are several different approaches being used, there is a potential not only for error, but also contributes to waste such as materials, time, etc. Demonstrating a consistent approach to designing a SBE activity helps ensure that clear learning objectives are being met, which helps the learner demonstrate competency and safe patient care. For example, when learning about how to obtain a blood pressure or auscultate heart and lung sounds, there is a clear and distinct order in how to perform the assessments. If healthcare professional #1 decides to talk while listening to heart and lung sounds, it may take longer to obtain clinical findings and they may be inaccurate. If healthcare professional #2 decides to obtain clinical information without the proper equipment, there will be challenges in understanding the competency of professional #2. Of course, these are hypothetical examples of variance to approaching patient care.
So, how do we decrease variance and improve quality improvement? Try using a checklist with your individual and team care. What’s working and what is the team great at? Are there some items that you would like to see improvement on? What are they and how will you measure success?
There are many opportunities to use QI activities to improve patient safety. Whether through implementing them in a SBE experience or in real-time, the benefits to the patient are positive. And, that’s who this is for.
Have an outstanding week,
Matthew
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About the Author: Matthew Jubelius wants to change the future of people development, education, and training. He has championed the design, implementation, and evaluation of simulation-based education and training programs, including quality improvement measures for post-secondary institutions, private industry, and the federal government. Matthew can be reached through www.amoveotraining.ca

Fidelity, and an Important Announcement

The truth. Reality. Realism. Simulationists, educators and scientists are constantly looking to model products to reflect realistic environments and systems. There are no shortage of options on the market and depending on what the focus is the competition increases.

From DIY spreadsheet EMRs, patient simulators to augmented reality, everyone is looking the next level of realism in training. This is actually a good thing though because the entire premise of simulation is to accurately model reality. In previous posts, we have talked about why realism matters and how technology changes, which brings the medical and healthcare simulation education and training communities to that next level.

With the increasing need to increase the level of realism, I’m excited to announce the release of our ultra-realistic task trainers. The most noticeable features are the feel, textured skin, subcutaneous fat layer and did I mention that the trainers are custom-made according to your organization’s needs? If you need a product that has 4-inch deep wounds and 5 inches long, we can build it. If you need a task trainer for wound packing and need it to respond to treatment therapies, we can help. Each model is robust, durable, made with medical grade products and is skin-safe. Here’s what hospital-based wound care committees are saying after using our products:
Looking for products that take your education and training to the next level? That’s what Amoveo Training Inc. does every day. If your organization is looking for customizable task trainers that models and responds like human tissue, learn more through www.amoveotraining.com

Cheers,

Matthew

About the Author: Matthew Jubelius is a subject matter expert in healthcare simulation. He is a consultant, educator and wants to change the future of people development, education, and training. He has championed the design, implementation, and evaluation of simulation-based education and training programs, including quality improvement measures for post-secondary institutions, private industry, and the federal government.

 

Matthew can be reached through www.amoveotraining.com for simulation consulting, program development, employee training and speaking engagements.

 

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