Breathing, blinking mannequins help hone skills

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Wahroonga, New South Wales

Nursing and medical students at the Sydney Adventist Hospital (San) will be able to practise their skills on state-of-the-art medical mannequins, which simulate breathing, talking and even giving birth. 

The medical mannequins, known as “SimMan 3G” and “SimMom”, are silicon latex and simulate human responses.

International experts in simulated healthcare scenarios joined San specialist Dr Adam Osomanski for a training workshop at the San Clinical Education Centre, situated on the hospital’s Wahroonga campus, on May 15.
 

Training session with the medical mannequins.

San doctors and nurses participated in programmed scenarios including birthing experiences and resuscitation, with the mannequins simulating human reactions and requiring treatment using a range of technical medical skills.

The staff who participated in the workshop are trainers of medical students at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of The University of Sydney and nursing students at Avondale College of Higher Education.

The medical mannequins, known as “SimMan 3G” and “SimMom”, are silicon latex and simulate human responses. They take breaths, blink, bleed, sweat and talk, and are designed to acclimatise students to working on their own after completing their training. Students can even simulate taking blood and setting up intravenous lines, or amputation.

The Clinical Education Centre is a collaborative project of Adventist HealthCare and the Commonwealth and NSW governments. It was made possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia and supported by the NSW Government.