Sim Man is an advanced human patient simulator made by Laerdal, the same company that makes Resusci Annie.
Sim Man can talk and breathe. He has a history and a story to tell. Sim Man can react to interventions. Sim Man can deteriorate and die in a scenario if we do not provide the right interventions for him. Hello! I feel much better now.
Sim Man lives in the Learning Lab on the 6 th floor of the T-Wing. The Learning Lab also houses other Sim patients, such as Noelle and Sim Baby.
Most of the time, you will work with Sim Man during scenarios run by a TA or the lab director. Your clinical faculty member may also be present. In teams of 3-5 students, you will work together to manage a situation. 3-5 student observers might watch to learn from your experience.
You will be given history and report on Sim Man. Each student will assume a certain role (RN, nursing assistant, charge nurse, family member, etc.) Together, care providers will assess Sim Man and conduct interventions based on his (or her) condition.
Sim Man has all of the following capabilities: Heart rate Heart sounds Respiratory rate Lung sounds Bowel sounds Pulses Veins for IV placement Injection sites
Almost everything youd find in an in-patient setting: Blood pressure cuffs Pulse oximeter Thermometer Glucometer Chart with orders and lab results
Oxygen Suction Dressings IV materials Telephone Other tools specific to the individual scenarios
Sink Gloves Side Rails/ Hospital Bed Suction Canister and Regulator Sharps Box BP cuffs Pulse Ox
1. Wash your hands before and after contact with any patient, including Sim Man. 2. Introduce yourself to your patient, Mr. Sim. 3. Verify patient identification. 4. Explain orders and procedures to your patient and any family members. 5. Use gloves when the task requires them. 6. Be professional in all cares and communication. 7. Work together as a team to give Mr. Sim the best care available. 8. In debriefing the scenarios, provide constructive feedback to your peers. Be respectful and supportive.
Simulation is a great way to learn: Motor skills Technical skills Critical thinking Teamwork
Come prepared for scenarios. You will feel more comfortable and you will get more out of the experience. Be open-minded. The lab is a safe place for you to practice and take risks. Practice teamwork. Use each other as resources. You are not working alone!