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Get Your Sim Center AV off Life Support with Proper Training

Get Your Sim Center AV off Life Support with Proper Training

Everything You Need to Know about AV Standards for Healthcare Simulation

Every part of healthcare training and delivery has its own tools of the trade. A doctor has to know their way around a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff. And as a simulation technician, you need to know how to operate all the tools in your simulation lab, including audiovisual equipment and technology. But managing all that technology is no small feat, even for experienced sim techs. Here are some resources that can help.

Your Healthcare Simulation Center Needs AV Standards

No piece of equipment in your healthcare simulation center operates independently. All the technology in your simulation center should form an single interconnected system, and the success of the training at your simulation center relies on integrated AV systems. Partnering with an AV9000 certified audiovisual integrator to design and maintain that system according to industry best practices will help ensure a consistent and high-quality training experience for everyone who comes through your simulation center. AV9000 is a quality management standard for the AV industry, based on the ISO9000:2008 standard. AV9000 standards prevent system failure so your simulation center will experience less downtime and fewer repairs. Systems are designed to optimize operability and user experiences, which means you’ll encounter fewer glitches and snags in your simulations. AV9000 certified integrators can also help you maximize your AV investment by helping you take care of your system, as well as take advantage of all the capabilities of your integrated AV system.

Why Sim Techs Should Take on AV Responsibilities

Healthcare simulation professionals can develop their own AV expertise thanks to industry training and certification opportunities. The Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification is the leading AV professional credential worldwide. The certification is accredited under the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and represents an open, tested, and clear set of AV industry standards. Sim techs who hold a CTS certification can:

  • Create, operate, and service AV solutions.
  • Manage AV technology in simulation centers while staying on time and on budget.
  • Understand and discuss AV issues and requirements with other AV professionals, like installers and integrators.
  • Further their professional development and expand their skill set.

AVIXA, which has administered the CTS program for more than 30 years, offers a variety of online and in-person resources to help you prepare for the exam.

AV Help Is Here When You Need It

While there are plenty of opportunities for sim techs and other healthcare simulation professionals to round out their AV skill set, it doesn’t hurt to have experienced integrators in your back pocket. The AV9000 and CTS certified team at Level 3 Audiovisual can help you design and manage your simulation center’s audiovisual equipment, as well also help you map a path toward your own AV certifications and training. Get in touch to get started.

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