SimScope® is an electronic simulation-training stethoscope created for use on a standardized patient as well as on a manikin for auscultation training purposes or in O.S.C.E (objective structured clinical examination) or any other examination format trainings. It is available as SimScope® Wi-Fi Auscultation Training Stethoscope and SimScope® without Wi-Fi. Specific RFID tags provide site markers for both of the SimScope® versions to identify specific locations and playing the corresponding sounds, these tags are placed on the standardized patient or the training manikin.
The SimScope® Wi-Fi Auscultation Training Stethoscope enables wireless communication between the SimScope® and a computer running the software with the large Cardionics auscultation sounds library, allowing the instructor to select and change any of the physiological and pathological sounds and conditions the trainee will hear with the training stethoscope. The SimScope® auscultation sounds library is customizable to fit any curriculum or training program. Simulated and real sounds on the library can be individually assigned e.g. for a particular course by connecting the SimScope® training stethoscope to a computer via USB port and copy the scenario to the SimScope®. After the scenario is loaded, the SimScope® can be used wirelessly for auscultation training. Using the SimScope® Wi-Fi auscultation stethoscope, the Instructor can change the sounds temporarily during a scenario if needed. Any wireless change is just temporary to make sure the initially set up scenarios remain in place. The SimScope® auscultation training stethoscope can be used either wirelessly with one AAA Battery or connected via USB cable with a computer. A detailed manual is available online.
Auscultation training success with SimScope® training stethoscope:
1. Train correct stethoscope placement:
Patches made of special fabric and adhesive tape can be placed on a manikin or on a standardized patient as side markers for the SimScope® training stethoscope