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August 19, 2016 08:30 ET

CAE Healthcare high-fidelity patient simulation helps train medical responders at Rio 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2016) - In preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympics, more than 4,800 volunteer medical responders from around the world trained at Estacio de Sa University, a private university based in Rio de Janeiro, using CAE Healthcare's METIman patient simulator.

"We are proud to have provided a patient simulator that helped prepare medical teams at the Rio 2016 Olympics to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and potentially save lives," said Dr. Robert Amyot, President of CAE Healthcare. "We commend Estacio de Sa University for their months of hard work in preparing medical responders for the Rio 2016 Olympics, and for delivering high-quality healthcare training."

CAE Healthcare's METIman patient simulator breathes, bleeds, responds to treatment and displays vital signs as a human would. With responsive human physiology, it delivers a real-time, universal simulation that is most useful in training teams from different backgrounds to respond rapidly and in unison.

Estacio de Sa University is an official Olympic supporter that was selected to train physicians, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists and medical students to treat both Olympic participants and audience members should a medical crisis arise.

Through live simulation scenarios with CAE Healthcare's METIman, they practiced a coordinated response to medical trauma, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, respiratory failure, orthopedic lesions and others using international treatment protocols, according to Silvio Pessanha Neto, coordinator of the School of Medicine. The training was administered in the School of Medicine by medical and nurse educators.

A live training session with CAE Healthcare's METIman was featured on national television in Brazil. Watch the report by clicking the following link: http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/olimpiadas/rio2016/noticia/2016/07/profissionais-de-saude-sao-treinados-para-trabalhar-em-arenas-olimpicas.html

To learn more about high-fidelity simulation-based training, visit www.caehealthcare.com.

About CAE Healthcare

CAE Healthcare offers cutting-edge learning tools to healthcare students and professionals, allowing them to develop practical experience through risk-free simulation training before treating real patients. CAE Healthcare's full spectrum of simulation solutions includes surgical and imaging simulation, curriculum, the LearningSpace audiovisual and center management platform and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators. Today, approximately 10,500 CAE Healthcare simulators and audiovisual solutions are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defence forces and other entities.

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with 8,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. www.cae.com

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Contact Information

  • Helene V. Gagnon, Vice President,
    Public Affairs and Global Communications
    CAE Healthcare
    1-514-340-5536
    helene.v.gagnon@cae.com
    Twitter: @CAE_Inc

    Investor Relations
    Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President,
    Strategy and Investor Relations
    CAE Healthcare
    1-514-734-5760
    andrew.arnovitz@cae.com

    Estacio de Sa University
    Silvio Pessanha Neto - silvio.neto@estacio.br
    Coordenacao do Curso de Medicina - Joao Uchoa
    (21) 2574-1722- Oi (21) 98595-9295
    Edificio Adib Jatene - Rua do Bispo, 146