Playback Patient Monitor is a freeware born from the need to maximize use of available resources in the control rooms of Laerdal advacend patient simulators.
Users of Laerdal advanced patient simulators know that the patient's vital signs, displayed on a monitor in the simulation room, are slightly different from the values set in the GUI (Graphical User Interface). To overcome these differences, very often, users opted for a hardware solution, thus increasing the complexity of the control room.
Playback Patient Monitor is born from this need to simplify the control rooms, fully exploiting the capabilities of the computer that runs the simulator software.
In the figure attached is shown on the left, the hardware (HW) solution, often used to replicate the vital parameters in the control room. As you can see, a replica of the patient monitor screen is obtained simply by using a VGA splitter that sends one of its outputs to a monitor that is in the control room. On this monitor is therefore possible to see the exact same values of the vital signs seen by those people who are doing the simulation in the simulation room.
Playback Patient Monitor aims to eliminate the need for a VGA splitter and another monitor in the control room. When you run Playback Patient Monitor, an exact copy of the values of vital signs will be available directly on the computer that handles your Laerdal advanced patient simulator.
Playback Patient Monitor solves another problem: the management of the patient monitor directly from the instructor computer. Very often those people who attend the simulations are not really familiar with the touchscreen feature, because, for example, not all of them have touchscreen monitors in their department. With Playback Patient Monitor you can manage the patient monitor directly from the instructor computer, simply moving the mouse pointer on the right. Doing so the mouse pointer will end up directly on the patient monitor, copy of which is visible in real time within the Playback Patient Monitor window, and you can click on various areas of patient monitor as if you were really in front of it.
Ultimately, suppose you want to start a simulation scenario with a blood pressure
of 160/120 mmHg. Values are so high that they are out
of scale. In this case patient monitor scale has to
be reset at the beginning of the simulation.
Here you'll watch a short demo video of Playback Patient Monitor in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u2_mbH490Y
Playback Patient Monitor is available here for download: http://digilander.libero.it/juribendini/Playback%20Patient%20Monitor_EN.html