CardioX Brazil – Achieving new worldwide frontiers in medical education

The 72th edition of the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology, promoted by the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC) in partnership with the greatest international leaders in cardiology, has delivered innovative content to its attendees.

This year, the event included a course “CardioX – Cardiology Experience by the SBC and the American College of Cardiology (ACC)” mostly focused on virtual reality, technology and interactivity. The four sessions performed used a digital table with a software built around Brazilian and American guidelines: Body Interact. “This platform is totally different from the usual learning approach, it’s one of the great innovations that SBC 2017 has”, mentioned Dr. Marcus Malachias, President of SBC.

Attendees had the chance to try, play, heal and diagnose in real time several patients with acute cardiac settings, having clinical discussions around each case and seeing how their actions impacted the simulation flow.
In the first session in the morning, the delay on decision and the action of not doing a certain intervention caused the virtual patient’s death. “We have done a severe scenario of acute cardiac insufficiency and have seen things that happen in our daily basis. We leave this session with a feeling of enrichment and with the certainty that the main goal is to find ways of saving lives” said Dr. Malachias without losing his sense of humor. “Let’s see if we can save the next one”, he joked.

Our acknowledgment to the SBC team and staff, and to all who participated in this amazing event. Watch SBC video here.

Body Interact is being adopted worldwide

Education is empowerment.
Medical and Nursing education is a subject of worldwide importance. The future caregivers are getting ready today and their performance will impact their patient’s lives.

We are happy to announce that our network of universities and institutions onboard on Body Interact experiential learning community is growing.
Currently Body Interact is included in the educational project of institutions from Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA.

It’s truly an honor to join forces with you all!

American Heart Association (AHA) join forces with Body Interact

The partnership between the American Heart Association (AHA) and Body Interact reinforces the commitment to enable health professionals on having clinical discussion and reasoning around real-world-like scenarios, using cutting-edge technology provided by Body Interact.

AHA scientific sessions 2017, held in Anaheim, California, from November 11th to 15th, are going to have six simulation sessions targeting different clinical scenarios.
All details available here (choose Session Type > Simulation).
Save the date and see you soon!

Body Interact has more than 300 drugs available

If you have never tried Body Interact you probably don’t know our resources.
Besides being user-friendly, Body Interact has many features available to provide a realistic experience from diagnosis to treatment, just like in the real world.

Did you know we have several types of medication available?
Depending of your choice scenario, you will find a big range of options to give you a hand.
Body Interact includes more than 300 drugs, to be selected by category, administration mode and dosage, and this list keeps being updated.
What do you need? We have it!

If you are an educator/provider and you would like to receive more details about Body Interact, talk to us.

Sneak peek: AMEE 2017, “The power to surprise” – Get ready for Body Interact pediatrics scenarios

The countdown for the International Association for Medical Education 2017’s event (AMEE 2017) has started and Body Interact team can’t wait to be in Helsinki, Finland.
Following this year’s theme, “The power to surprise”, Body Interact is officially launching pediatrics scenarios!

“AMEE 2017 gathers worldwide health care professionals and educators, and also students and medical/nursing simulation enthusiasts. It’s a great event to have fruitful networking, establish new bonds, and share knowledge. When we were in Barcelona (AMEE2016), we felt the passion and excitement around Body Interact, so I truly believe AMEE 2017’s attendees will love our pediatrics scenarios as well. Actually, they have been asked us for this specialty since then”, said Pedro Pinto, CEO of Body Interact Inc.

Besides pediatrics, Body Interact is going to have several nursing and medical scenarios available; a Body Interact selfies competition (Will you accept the challenge to be our winner?); and some treats for the attendees.

If you have never tried Body Interact, grab this chance to meet the team at AMEE 2017 and have a hands-on session! See you soon at booth ES5?

Body Interact – Anywhere, anytime

What if your educational tool was always available?
Sounds like a good idea?

Body Interact makes use of the latest technologies to extend experiential learning, and empower medical and nursing education, outside school.
If your institution has a Sim Center that includes a Body Interact touch tabletop but you would like to have some extra time, to run a simulation after the regular time schedule, don’t think that is an impossible idea.

As long as your organization has Body Interact student licenses, you can test your skills or review any scenario, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, by log in Body Interact with your individual credentials, via web browser, on your computer or laptop.
Drop us a line to find out more details.

¡Hola Mexico! Body Interact at ACC Latin America Conference

The Latin America Conference 2017, promoted by the American College of Cardiology and the Mexican Society of Cardiology, took place last month in Mexico City. Body Interact has been chosen, once again, to emphasize the interactive educational hands-on sessions with cardiologists across the region.

Educational topics included not only acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, valvular disease and prevention, but also hands-on practice and skill building in auscultation, ECG interpretation and clinical decision making, using Body Interact virtual simulated patients.

Attendees brought very interesting issues and questions, allowing us to have fruitful discussions around the table.
Thanks for stopping by, we hope to see you soon!

Body Interact has new debriefing tools available

After being immersed in such an engaging experience like Body Interact, a close analysis is truly important to empower your clinical reasoning.

Don’t think our scenarios end when you choose the most likely diagnosis.
After testing your skills with Body Interact, you can review your path during the entire simulation.

Body Interact debriefing tools include distinct features to show what you have done, from the beginning to the end. You can not only review your actions, step by step, minute by minute, but also to analyze your scores, check the scientific references, and even rate the scenario you have run.

Debriefing is a crucial part of experiential learning. With our detailed reports of action and performance, you will be able to receive all the information needed to better understand what you have made and what you should improve.

Give it a try by scheduling a demo with our team. We will gladly show you how everything works!

Online Acute Ischemic Stroke Simulation Program, with full CME / CE accreditation

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Body Interact launched an online Acute Ischemic Stroke Simulation Program, with full CME / CE accreditation available.

Test your clinical assessment and critical thinking skills while you evaluate and manage a variety of patients, experiencing acute ischemic stroke. In a set of 4 modules, you will be immersed in a Body Interact 3-D environment where you will interact with a life-like virtual patient, complete dynamic monitoring, dialogue, diagnostic testing, drugs, intervention options and performance debriefing.

Learn more at: bit.ly/strokesimulation

Physicians and Nurses may earn continuing education credits.

Body Interact has different time limits to run a simulation

Body Interact simulation can be ran in 10, 15, 20, or 25 minutes. How much time would you like to spend?
You may be thinking “10 minutes to run a case? Sounds hard and it must require super-fast skills to solve everything on time!” Actually, when a teacher chooses 10 minutes of simulation, he probably wants to request simple tasks from his students.
For example: a patient is in front of your eyes, sweating and mumbling. What is the correct approach if you only have 10 minutes?
Can you talk to him to obtain some details about his health condition? Which vital signs should you monitor? Should you request any kind of test or exam? Do you have to call for a fellow specialist?

Different time limits of simulation allow for different clinical objectives and different possibilities to explore clinical reasoning.
10 minutes of simulation doesn’t mean that a case is going to run faster. If you really want to try to solve a case, from beginning to end, you should choose at least 15 minutes.

Of course there are scenarios where action takes place more quickly. If you are facing a sepsis, you really need to think and act fast, otherwise your patient’s health will aggravate drastically!
Our best piece of advice for students? Even if you are being put to the test, take a deep breath, trust your gut feeling, and try to enjoy the ride. At the end, we are sure you will improve your reasoning skills with the certainty that no one gets harmed