students resuscitate simulation model
SimMan 3G was in the health careers classroom at North Valley Career and Technology Center last week. The reason for his visit was two-fold – to simulate a medical situation, allowing students to practice life-saving skills, as well as to pique the students’ interest in medical-related fields.
Looking at his name, one might guess SimMan 3G is a super hero. What he is a patient simulator so advanced, it is actually pre-programmed to imitate functions of the human body. According to Katie Thompson, an education coordinator for the Eastern North Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) satellite office in Grafton, SimMan 3G is programmed to simulate spontaneous breathing, chest rise and fall, heart sounds, pulse palpation, blood pressure, pupillary response, sweating, seizures and a host of other bodily functions. It responds to medications, CPR chest compressions and a host of other therapies and treatments, while its vital signs, oxygen saturation level and EKG register on a wireless monitor. (more…)