Center for Experiential Learning

SimManEssential Bleeding

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SimManEssential Bleeding is a full body adult high fidelity mannequin. Using wireless technology the mannequin is wireless and very mobile making it a good in situ training solution.


SimManEssential Bleeding is operated by a tablet PC and uses a second tablet PC as the patient monitor. A web cam provides video and audio recording of the session overlaid with patient parameters through the scenario. The manikin will operate up to 4 hours on the battery or can be plugged in to provide all day use.


  • Multiple airway skills/features
    • Controllable open/closed airway; automatically or manually controlled
    • Head tilt/Chin lift
    • Jaw thrust w/articulated jaw
    • Suctioning (Oral and Nasopharyngeal)
    • Bag-mask ventilation
    • Orotracheal intubation
    • Nasotracheal intubation
    • Combitube, LMA, and other airway placement
    • Endotracheal tube intubation
    • Retrograde intubation
    • Fiberoptic intubation
    • Transtracheal jet ventilation
    • Needle cricothyrotomy
    • Surgical cricothyrotomy
    • Variable airway resistance on/off
    • Right main stem intubation
    • Stomach distention
    • Decreased range of cervical motion
  • Circulation features
    • BP measured manually by auscultation of Korotkoff sounds
    • Carotid, femoral, radial, dorsalispedis, posterior tibialis pulses and brachialis (only left side) synchronized with ECG
    • Pulse strength variable with BP
    • Pulse Palpation is detected and logged
  • Pharmacology
    • Manual drug recognition
    • Extensive formulary
  • Bleeding Module
    • Arterial or Venus Bleeding site
  • Eyes
    • Blinking eyes
    • Eyes open, closed and partially open
    • Eye inserts, manually change pupils
  • Other features
    • Foley catheterization
    • Bowel Sounds – four quadrants
    • Patient Voice
      • Pre-recorded sounds
      • Custom sounds
      • Instructor can simulate patient’s voice wirelessly
    • Instructor Communication
      • Multiple instructors communicate using integrated voice over IP
  • Vascular access
    • IV arm (right arm) Establish IV
    • Intraosseous access (tibia and sternum)

  • Breathing features
    • Simulated spontaneous breathing
    • Bilateral and unilateral chest rise and fall
    • CO2 exhalation
    • Normal and abnormal breath sounds
      • 5 anterior auscultation sites
      • 6 posterior auscultation sites
  • Cardiac features
    • Extensive ECG library
    • Heart sounds – four anterior locations
    • ECG rhythm monitoring (4 wire)
    • 12 lead ECG display
    • Defibrillation and cardioversion
    • Pacing