By: Karlie Belle PriceFor The Coal Valley News
March 5, 2013
MADISON — Boone Memorial Hospital welcomes its newest member, SimMan Essential. SimMan® is the world’s most widely used advanced patient simulator and was designed by Laerdal Medical, which has been at the cutting edge of innovative healthcare training since the company launched its famous Resusci Anne in 1960.
SimMan has played a significant role in the proliferation of simulation training as an approach to promote patient safety and help improve patient outcomes.
“It’s going to provide our doctors and medical staff more insight and improve quality of care,” said Beth Blosser, RN. “We are very excited to have SimMan at our facility,” she added.
SimMan Essential is a realistic, full body adult, wireless patient simulator with advanced clinical functionality to teach critical skills. With ‘simplicity of use’ being a fundamental principle of its design, both novice and experienced instructors can now take full advantage of the benefits of simulation. Built to be rugged, reliable, networkable and mobile, SimMan Essential makes simulation easier and more realistic than ever before. With a full complement of patient cases and courseware to ease instructor prep time, and the availability of comprehensive Technical and Educational Services - SimMan Essential is the solution set to define a new era in simulation training.
SimMan was funded by Chart Institute who provides the hospital with its malpractice insurance. Upon receipt of SimMan, Boone Memorial put plans in motion to create a team of individuals to learn how to operate the device. The “A” team as BMH calls it, consists of Kevin Hill, PA, Melissa Price, RN, Joe Thompson, RN, Beth Blosser, RN, Stuard Haugen, RN and Angie Hall, RN.
The team underwent a two day training on October 25th-26th. The hospital plans to use SimMan during in-services for Nursing staff.
This enables multi-disciplined healthcare professionals to come together in their work environment and rehearse both common clinical scenarios and critical incidents for improved real patient outcomes.
Commenting on Laerdal’s advances into mobile simulation, Martin Hetland, Director of Strategic Marketing at Laerdal, said, “SimMan Essential can facilitate diverse and versatile patient scenarios in a range of operational environments. From an emergency in a remote location to definitive care in a hospital or from a war-torn battlefield to a busy hospital ward – we wanted to create a mobile simulation solution that injects a greater realism into scenario based training to further enhance and contextualize learning objectives in preparation for real patient encounters.”
For more information about SimMan Essential or services and events offered at BMH please call Marketing Director, Karlie Belle Price at 304-369-1230 x431.