News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


State of the art training mannequin talks and breathes


9 October 2012

State of the art training mannequin talks and breathes


Bay of Plenty District Health Board staff and SimJunior


An extremely life-like training mannequin has arrived at Tauranga Hospital.

SimJunior is a high-tech computer controlled mannequin that represents a real-life six year old child by simulating a wide range of health conditions. It can be programmed by a trainer to go from a healthy, talking youth to an unresponsive critical patient with no vital signs.

The arrival of SimJunior at Tauranga Hospital means that both new and experienced healthcare providers will be able to perform all the clinical and technical steps that are required when treating a real child, within the safety of a training environment.

“SimJunior has pre-recorded voice sounds and can respond with accurate vital signs to medical interventions,” said Jeremy Armishaw, Paediatrician at Tauranga Hospital. “This means we can practice all aspects of intensive paediatric care and resuscitation on a life like mannequin, for example airway management, severe asthma, seizures and cardiac arrest.”

SimJunior is the first high-tech mannequin owned by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. “We have a collection of static mannequins for training,” said Sarah Strong, Clinical School Manager, “However none are as realistic or sophisticated as SimJunior. It brings comprehensive, hands-on training that will ensure that we’re providing the best in care for our patients”.

SimJunior with equipment, training scenarios and insurance is valued at $54,623. Tauranga Hospital’s SimJunior was funded by the Tauranga Community Health Trust.

The Bay of Plenty Clinical School is seeking further funding and sponsorship to create a ‘SimFamily’, which will involve purchasing a collection of adult and infant-sized Sim training mannequins.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Rushing For Gold

The first section focuses particularly on the Victorian connections – commercial, legal, mining and personal, including migration statistics. But for me the most interesting chapters were in the middle sections about the people of the goldfields. More>>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public... More>>

HRH QEII's 90th: New Zealand Post Birthday Stamps Fit For A Queen

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special series of stamps and a limited edition silver coin. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926. To mark her birthday, New Zealand Post has produced ‘lenticular’ or moving stamps that feature nine different images of the Queen on just three stamps. More>>

ALSO:

Anzac Day: A Time To Stand Against Hatred

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news