Frequently asked questions
Is there an annual fee or ongoing costs for the simulated medication system?
We are committed to providing simulation solutions that are within most budgets. The affordable annual licensing fee is based on number of iPads NOT per student as comonly found with software. This allows your investment to keep up with current practice through software patches and additional feature updates. Since your team members may change from time to time, the licensing also covers annual faculty training.
To further protect and enhance your investment there is an optional warranty program to go along with the licensing. This covers the iPads in case of damage. At the end of three years, the iPads will be replaced ensuring that the tablets will always be compatible with the latest iOS and battery life won't become an issue. Any new formulary tags will also be provided.
Are there updates to software?
The annual licensing fee covers feature updates and software patches so your system will stay relevant over time.
Is this system compatible with other medications we already have?
One nice feature of the barcode key tags portion of the system is that they can be used alone or attached to actual pills/vials/syringes etc. So, if learning objectives include cutting pills in half, for example, the tag can be used along with an actual physical tablet (supplied by the customer). The same applies to attaching the tag to a vial of sterile water to practice drawing up an injectable medication.
Can medications be added to the formulary? If so, is there a limit to how many meds can be added?
There are 145 medication tags and bottles with the system. The most commonly prescribed medications are in the formulary, but, if by chance, there is a specific medication that must be included to meet the learning objectives for a particular simulation, 50 additional tags are non-formulary "blank tags" to be used as specialty medications. These blank tags can be reused as other meds as needed. The formulary medications were specifically selected to represent a wide range of medication classifications looking less at regional preferences toward specific medications. The overarching goal of sim2grow's medication administration system is for students to have a safe environment in which to repeatedly practice and develop the muscle memory and critical thinking associated in administering medications appropriately and safely and to become comfortable in identifying when to assess and document additional parameters in the medication administration process. This can be used in a practice lab and in conjunction with simulation scenarios.
This sounds great, but can I see how it works for my situation?
Absolutely! It is understandable to have a need to "look under the hood" before a major program equipment investment. The next step is to schedule a virtual demo to see the system firsthand and to ask any questions you may have.