High Fidelity Simulators

The Clinical Skills Center has a fully equipped simulation lab.  The main features of the lab are our high fidelity patient simulators.  They all have the ability to bleed, breathe, and speak and are equipped with audible heart, lung, and bowel sounds. These simulators can be pre-programmed to mimic specific conditions and will respond physiologically to medications, treatments and procedures.  Our high fidelity simulators include adult, pediatric, obstetric and neonatal models.

iStan

iStan is our adult wireless patient simulator. Used for advanced training by a wide variety of departments, he is our most versatile simulator.  iStan's advanced physiology and functionality combined with the capacity to create an array of patient scenarios allows for unlimited training possibilities.  He has countless unique features including:

  • defibrillation, cardioversion, and pacing
  • can be intubated and trached
  • has 14 palpable pulses
  • urine output
  • femoral and jugular IV lines and injection sites
  • tension pneumothorax/ hemothorax
  • capillary refill
  • needle decompression
  • insertion of functioning bilateral chest tubes

Lucina Fidelis

Lucina is our wireless obstetric simulator used for maternal/fetal training.  Her abilities span all stages of pregnancy from prepartum to delivery to postpartum.  She not only allows for training of normal deliveries but also emergency care scenarios such as breech, shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage.  Lucina responds automatically to obstetric maneuvers and clinical interventions.  Some of her features include:   

  • realistic and consistent birth cancel with accurate fetal descent and rotation
  • CPR metric that measure consistency of compressions and detects hand placement, chest recoil and left lateral tilt
  • realistic palpable uterine contractions
  • controllable rate and duration of contractions
  • predicts APGAR scores based on venous and arterial blood gas value

PediaSim

Pedi, modeled after a 6 year old child, is our pediatric simulator and is used for training in pediatric critical care emergencies.  Since children and adults don't necessarily respond the same to medications, treatments, and procedures, Pedi is programmed to appropriately replicate the physiologic parameters and medical responses of a young child.  He is a valuable resource in pediatric critical care training.  Some of his features include:

  • esophageal, nasal, and oral intubation
  • chest tube insertion with drainage
  • needle cricothyrotomy
  • bilateral chest excursion
  • upper airway obstruction
  • tension pneumothorax/ hemothorax
  • bilateral needle decompression
  • chest compressions

Newborn Hal

Baby Hal is our 40 week tetherless newborn simulator.  He is conveniently located with Lucina in the obstetric suite, allowing for patient "hand-off" scenarios involving Lucina's labor and delivery features and the emergent neonatal scenarios of baby Hal.  Although Hal is the smallest of our high fidelity simulators his features and abilities are certainly comparable.

  • umbilical catheterization and pulses
  • bilateral IV training arms with fill/drain sites
  • intraosseous infusion and injection system with realistic tibia bones
  • nasal and oral intubation
  • foley catheterization
  • seizures/ convulsions
  • fontanelle, umbilical and bilateral brachial pulses synchronized with ECG