Laerdal Medical (Stavanger, Norway), the maker of the original, and now famous, Resusci Anne CPR training simulator, has recently released a new, much more advanced version of the robot. The SimMan 3G can cry, bleed, convulse, go into cardiac arrest, and have all sorts of medical conditions that are better practiced at first without a human subject.
Here’s a very partial list of features of the SimMan 3G:
Quality CPR Feedback
Laerdal™s Q-CPR technology measures the quality of CPR providing real time feedback on compression rate, depth, release, and hands-off time as well as generating palpable pulses , blood pressure wave forms and ECG artefacts.
Degrees of seizures and convulsions can be created from minor effect through to a full convulsion through the Instructor Mode.
Bleeding and Wounds
Wound models can be connected to an internal blood reservoir which will bleed both from arterial and venous vessels. Connected to the simulator’s physiological modelling, SimMan 3G will react appropriately according to treatment.
Part of the complete wireless simulation solution, the wireless monitor enables you to observe the patient simulator™s vital signs while moving around freely during training.
The new eye secretions feature has multiple scenario applications such as responsive reactions to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents.
Drug & Event Recognition
The new and advanced Drug Recognition System allows students to administer drugs simultaneously. It registers the amount, speed and type of drug automatically and applies the appropriate physiological responses, saving the instructor time and improving the overall intelligent debrief.
Include pupillary responses to light, blinks at slow, normal and fast rates, winks and open, partially open and closed reactions.
In addition to the standard vascular access in the right arm, the new intraosseous access via the tibia and sternum allows for procedure accuracy
Chest Decompression & Chest Drain
Students can now perform a needle Thoracentesis and insert a chest drain bi-laterally.
Here’s a BBC report showing off the SimMan 3G:
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