Center for Experiential Learning

SimMan

Airway Skills

  • Bag/valve mask ventilation
  • Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway placement
  • Combitube placement
  • LMA placement
  • Endotracheal tube intubation
  • Retrograde intubation
  • Fiberoptic intubation
  • Light Wand intubation
  • Transtracheal jet ventilation
  • Needle cricothyrotomy
  • Surgical cricothyrotomy
  • Fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Exhaled CO2Flow
  • Spontaneous respiration and variable respiratory rate
  • Trismus, tongue edema, pharyngeal obstruction and laryngospasm
  • Decreased cervical range of motion
  • Decreased lung resistance
  • Pneumothorax decompression at 3 sites and chest tube insertion
  • Stomach decompression

Circulatory Skills and IV Drug Administration

  • IV training arm with replaceable skin and veins
  • Sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections

Pulses

  • Carotid, femoral, brachial, radial, dorsalispedis and posterior tibialis pulses
  • Pulses synchronized with ECG or compressions
  • Pulse strength dependent on BP selected and pulse sites

Cardiac Functions

  • Extensive ECG library with rate from 20-200
  • Compression artifacts on ECG during CPR
  • Defibrillation/Cardiac monitoring - 3 lead (4 connectors) ECG monitoring or via the defib paddles
  • External Pacing – with variable pacing threshold

CPR

  • ABC check
  • Ventilation
  • Chest compression
  • ECG and heart rate can be displayed on the simulated monitor

Blood Pressure

  • Can be taken automatically, auscultated or palpated
  • Blood pressure arm with Korotkoff sounds synchronized with pulse for auscultation and palpation
  • Easily varied BP: Systolic and diastolic can be set independently

Genitalia for Urinary Catheterization

  • Male or female genitalia can be added to the simulator for urinary catheterization procedures

Sounds

  • Simulator “speaking” through instructor microphone
  • Heart sounds synchronized with ECG
  • Independent left and right lung sounds
  • Bowel sounds
  • Vocal sounds, pre- or user-programmed
  • Independent volume adjustment