The University’s School of Health is the first in the UK to have welcomed a family of ‘SimMen’ to give trainee nurses and other medical professionals hands-on experience.
The life-size dummies were showcased at a special event for staff, students and leading figures from local health trusts at the University’s Walsall Campus.
The ‘Laerdal SimMen’ simulate breathing and students can measure blood pressure, take pulses from multiple positions on the body and even practice catheterisation.
They can be set up to imitate a range of scenarios, including cardiac arrest, which students will face when they head out into their careers.
Professor Linda Lang, Dean of the University’s School of Health, said: “The Sim family can replicate real case scenarios and will help us to build patient-centred team work in the safe environment of our state-of-the-art Skills Laboratories.”
The University has invested in System Two SimMen and a state-of-the-art 3G SimMan who will live at the City, Walsall and Burton campuses where School of Health students train.
The University has also bought two SimBabies, one to represent a child of approximately nine months to one year in age and a SimNewb, which behaves like a newborn.
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