Kuakini Health System was the first in the state to acquire the SimMan 3G, the most advanced robotic patient simulator available.
Unlike previous models, the SimMan 3G is completely portable and wireless with a working range of 300 yards from the computer controls. This new model has an internal compressor located in his leg, as compared to the older versions that required a bulky external compressor. Weighing about 90 pounds and having an eight-hour battery, the SimMan enables Kuakini to simulate a medical emergency from the time the incident occurs (e.g., a heart attack off campus), through the ER experience and then admission to a patient floor.
The robot, created by Laerdal, has realistic anatomy and clinical functionality, which means the SimMan can speak, cry, bleed, convulse, go into cardiac arrest, and demonstrate many medical conditions. If the situation requires, he can become a “she” using interchangeable anatomy.
Clinical Nursing Staff and Clinicians are able to program a scenario for participants to practice various skills and also react to changes in the SimMan’s condition. The SimMan will respond based on the participants’ actions or inaction. If the participant does not respond appropriately, the SimMan’s condition will worsen to the point of a simulated death when necessary.
The robot is used for Kuakini’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and CPR trainings, new hire orientations, ongoing nurse training, competency drills and event review scenarios. After each simulation, participants are able to assess their performance by reviewing an event log that includes video and audio recording and an event log of the training session.
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