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Blood Pressure Simulator by Realityworks, Inc., named EdTech Award 2019 Finalist

Eau Claire, Wis. (April 2, 2019) – A one-of-a-kind Blood Pressure Simulator developed by Realityworks Inc., has been named an EdTech Award 2019 finalist. The US-based award program is the largest and most competitive recognition program in the education technology sector; it recognized Realityworks’ Blood Pressure Simulator for the unique ways the tool engages and assesses students as they learn how to take blood pressure before assisting real patients.

“We’re honored to have been named as an EdTech Award finalist for one of our internally developed products, “ said Timm Boettcher, Realityworks President & CEO. “Today’s Career and Technical Education instructors are working harder than ever to ensure their students graduate with skills they can use to succeed in high-demand fields such as nursing. Tools like our Blood Pressure Simulator offer realistic learning opportunities that allow students to explore careers and develop real-world knowledge.”

Taking a patient’s blood pressure is a common aspect of any doctor’s office visit and a vital skill that all aspiring nurses and many other healthcare workers need. Realityworks’ Blood Pressure Simulator differs from other blood pressure training tools by offering students more realistic opportunities to practice the proper techniques for taking blood pressure prior to actual clinical experience. Students can select from pre-programmed testing scenarios or use the simulator to generate random testing scenarios as they listen for blood pressure and Korotkoff phases on standardized patients or manikins. Instructors can use the simulator’s audio feature to listen and assess.

The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize the most exceptional innovators, leaders and trendsetters in education technology. This year’s finalists and winners were judged based on criteria including pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential. More information can be found at https://edtechdigest.com.

Realityworks’ Blood Pressure Simulator is part of a line of health science training tools developed by the company to engage today’s students in high-demand healthcare fields, training them on various nursing procedures and helping them develop key soft skills. Realityworks continues to look for other product development opportunities in areas with a skills gap to engage today’s students in needed career fields.

For more information on Realityworks' products and programs, visit realityworks.com.

About Realityworks, Inc.

Established over 20 years ago, Realityworks, Inc. is dedicated to creating experiential learning tools that engage students, help educators teach needed skills and provide career exploration opportunities. Realityworks comprehensive learning solutions combine curriculum with hands-on learning tools, student activities and assessments to create innovative classroom-based learning environments that make a difference. These solutions are used in middle, secondary and post-secondary schools to address a variety of Career & Technical Education pathways, including health & human services, health sciences, welding and trade skills, agriculture education, sex education and more. With simulators in more than 70 percent of U.S. school districts and programs in more than 90 countries around the world, Realityworks has made a worldwide impact on the lives of youth all over the world. For more information, visit www.realityworks.com, or call toll-free 800-830-1416.

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Media contact:

Emily Kuhn

Communications Specialist for Realityworks, Inc.

715-858-7193 or emily.kuhn@realityworks.com

Experiential Learning Through Simulation Technology. Call 1.800.830.1416