- The patient simulation in the app is better than I have seen in any mobile app. The patients actually look real and behave like real people – it is pretty impressive. The range of tasks the user is able to complete is stunning: inserting airways, feeling pulses, and positioning airways.
- Some of the controls were a bit fiddly but on the whole I love the ingenuity of the simulated patients. The graphics and overall design are also excellent.
- Instructional video – a useful training video about how to manage airways. I’m not a huge fan of including long (9 min) videos in apps but I do think it adds to the app overall in this case
- Training Mode – this is the best part of the app. Contains a decent number (approx. 15) of simulated airways scenarios/questions – it covers a broad range of airway problem
- Testing Mode – this is really for US paramedics seeking CECBEMS Education Credits so don’t spend your money on this extra feature
- Achievements – a few random achievement awards like a star for watching through the whole instructional video. Good for those who need constant positive feedback
- $4.49 on iPhone, $3.84 on Android – I’m not sure the price tag is justified.
- There is a lot of fun content but they could have combined some of the modules together (e.g. airway and suction) rather than trying to make extra dosh from users
Room for Improvement
- Some of the simulations are a bit too complex to work on an iPhone – having to use two fingers to perform a head-tilt on a 2D simulated patient is almost beyond my capabilities
- The instructional video is 9 mins and if you leave half way through you have to start at the beginning again. A marker is simple and would cause much less user irritation
- The app crashed on me a few times and I had to restart the training module