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The Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions SIM Family

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In an effort to continue in the tradition of excellence that the Gwynedd Mercy University’s Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions established since its initiation over fifty years ago, Gwynedd Mercy University’s nursing and health professions faculty incorporates simulation mannequins into the school’s Clinical Nursing Laboratory. Through the simulators, students practice techniques before performing them on real patients, which gives them more confidence in the healthcare field. Simulation is now widely used in nursing and other health-related fields and is considered integral to delivery of nursing and healthcare education.

Currently, Gwynedd Mercy University incorporates 4 members of the SIM Family, designed by Laerdal, into the training for students.

  • SimNewB® is an interactive simulator, designed by Laerdal with the American Academy of Pediatrics to meet the training requirements of neonatal emergency medicine and resuscitation courses. With realistic newborn traits and lifelike clinical feedback, SimNewB is ideal for training for the specific needs of neonates. Utilizing SimNewB for multidisciplinary simulation-based training allows Gwynedd Mercy University students to improve communication, refine critical thinking skills, and ultimately help improve neonatal patient outcomes.

 

  • SimBaby™ is the advanced infant patient simulator for team training. With realistic anatomy and clinical functionality, SimBaby allows learners to practice and perfect their skills in a risk-free environment.

 

  • SimJunior® is an interactive pediatric simulator, designed by Laerdal with the American Academy of Pediatrics to meet the education and training needs of healthcare providers.

  • A realistic, full-body adult, wireless patient simulator, SimMan® offers comprehensive clinical functionality to teach the core skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management.

Debriefing is a critical part of simulation based education, and Gwynedd Mercy University enhances this process with an Advanced Video System. The AVS captures the dynamics of your simulation by embedding audio and video streams with the synchronized data log and patient monitor on a single debrief file. Debriefing with AVS accurately replays scenarios and shows what occurred, as opposed to student perceptions of what occurred.