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Hail Caesar: CAE introduces SAR trauma simulator

Jan. 24, 2011, New Orleans, La. - CAE Healthcare today announced that it has launched its CAE Caesar trauma patient simulator at the 2011 International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) Conference held in New Orleans.


January 24, 2011
By Carey Fredericks


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CAE Caesar is a high-fidelity patient simulator designed primarily to
enhance the initial and sustainment training of soldier medics and the
training of tactical law enforcement medics, search and rescue teams and
any organization involved in the care of trauma patients at "point of
injury".

"After extensive research and development, we are proud to introduce
what we believe is the most realistic, robust and autonomous training
solution for point of injury care providers," said Peter Cempellin,
President of CAE Healthcare. "We have been providing civilian and
defence forces with simulation-based aviation training solutions for
more than 60 years and we understand the importance of being well
prepared. Caesar utilizes technology developed by researchers at CIMIT
in collaboration with TATRC and was conceived with contributions from
military and civilian subject matter experts. It is an innovative and
comprehensive training solution that will result in improved patient
outcomes. Medical practitioners will be able to sharpen treatment and
critical-thinking skills by practicing life-saving procedures on Caesar
for the most difficult scenarios encountered on the battlefield and
anywhere trauma strikes."

The size, weight, realistic anatomy, proper joint articulation and
autonomous physiological responses of the CAE Caesar trauma patient
simulator provide a truly immersive and realistic experience for the
learner and help minimize the transition from classroom to real-life
scenarios.

Caesar was designed specifically to withstand adverse environmental
conditions. It is durable, water-resistant and ruggedized to enable
training under realistic conditions.

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Caesar can be operated by using an intuitive interface with preset
autonomous trauma scenarios developed based on the skills, validation
requirements of the soldier medic program. Following the completion of
simulated exercises, the instructor has the ability to debrief the
learner by reviewing the treatments performed by using an automatic
event log that captures what injuries Caesar had, what treatments were
provided and when those treatments took place. The ability to have this
immediate debrief allows the learners to observe what decisions they
made and actions they took and discuss care improvement strategies while
the scenario is still fresh in their mind.


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