Avkin Founder Once Again Recognized as Leader, Innovator

Amy Cowperthwait

Avkin founder and CEO Amy Cowperthwait continues to be recognized as a leader and innovator in healthcare simulation and education. Most recently, she was recognized with the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator – Advanced (CHSE-A) designation, one of just 83 professionals in the world to achieve such an honor. There are many criteria one must meet … Read more

Avkin adds more realism to healthcare simulation

Avband

The new Avband is a 21st-century solution to simulated participants (SPs) going off script. No longer are simulationists stuck behind the glass; now they can have more control over their simulations, ensuring SPs stay on track, and important information can be shared without interrupting medical simulations. While working with SPs (actors portraying patients) produces superior … Read more

Avwound – Woundcare Reimagined

A learner cleans the Avwound simulator.

Pressure ulcers and other open wounds are costly medical conditions, in terms of both healthcare expenses and patient wellbeing. According to the National Institutes of Health, Medicare cost estimates for acute and chronic wound treatments ranged from $28.1 billion to $96.8 billion. From an economic point of view, the annual wound care products market is … Read more

New training device aims to reduce hospital complications, costs

The Avwound can replicate all four stages of wound development.

Newport, Delaware – Avwound is the latest product in Avkin’s line of high-fidelity wearable simulators. With blanching, tunneling, and realistic drainage for the learner to simulate, the Avwound covers many aspects of wound care. Pressure ulcers and open wounds are some of the top medical issues impacting healthcare. It’s vital that they are treated quickly … Read more

New Chest Tube Simulator Most Lifelike on the Market

The Avthor lets learners practice many facets of caring for chest tubes.

Newport, Del. – Avkin’s newest wearable, the Avthor, is a comprehensive chest tube simulator designed to provide learners as true to life a simulation as possible. It’s the latest in Avkin’s developing line of high-fidelity wearable simulators. With a standardized patient wearing the device during simulation, students will practice the movement of the patient and … Read more

Avcath transforms catheterization training

The Avcath provides realistic genitalia and urine flow.

Newport, DE – Avkin’s newest wearable device, the Avcath, brings true-to-life simulation to healthcare learners everywhere. Catheterization is a skill every nurse must learn, but it is difficult to practice given the sensitive nature of the procedure. With the Avcath, educators can create realistic, but safe environments to master these skills. The Avcath comes with … Read more

Avtone is the highest fidelity product in the auscultation simulator market

The Avtone provides realistic heart and lung sounds.

Newport, DE – The Avtone is Avkin’s entry into the auscultation market. Identifying deviation from typical heart and lung sounds is a vital skill for healthcare professionals of all levels. It’s one of the basic assessments used to ensure a patient is not in immediate danger. It is critical for healthcare providers to accurately identify … Read more

Avline helps healthcare instructors train crucial skill

The Avline lets learners practice central line care in a safe environment.

Newport, DE – Avkin’s newest device, the Avline, brings central line simulation to life. Central line care is vital to the continued health and recovery of patients suffering from cancer, infection, or other serious illness. These lines allow for chemotherapy and nutrition without needing to continuously start new IV lines. With the Avline wearable device, … Read more

Avstick creates safe learning environment to train IV starts and blood draws

Avstick's versatility allows it to be used in all kinds of scenarios

Newport, DE – A new tool is available for healthcare learners to practice valuable skills in a safe, life-like environment. The Avstick, designed to be worn by an actor portraying a patient, gives a realistic blood return and a lifelike experience for the learner. This tool allows learners to practice critical blood draw and infusion … Read more

Avtrach by Avkin Revolutionizes Nursing Education

Avtrach Tracheostomy Simulator

Newport, DE – The Avtrach, a high-fidelity tracheostomy simulator, is now available for hospitals and educational programs. Designed to be worn by a live actor, the Avtrach allows learners to practice the full nursing experience, rather than a skill check on a lifeless manikin. Tracheostomy care is a critical skill for healthcare providers to master. … Read more