Sim Man 3G helps medical students

NICOLA KALMARBroome Advertiser

A state-of-the-art, high-tech mannequin, which simulates a real- life patient, is helping a group of young doctors prepare for real emergency scenarios.

The Sim Man 3G is a life-size dummy that provides simulation based education to challenge and test students’ clinical and decision-making skills during realistic patient care scenarios.

Sim Man arrived at Broome Hospital from Perth last week, provided by WA Country Health Services, through government funding.

The mannequin is the latest interactive tool to help students practise real life emergencies and administer patient care.

Built with wireless technology, Sim Man consists of realistic anatomy and can be pre-programmed to provide realistic experiences Students can place Sim Man on life support, listen to his heart beat, take blood, and administer other forms of care.

A team of junior medical officers currently based at Broome Hospital spent a training session getting to grips with Sim Man, facilitated by clinical training director Casey Parker.

The students had the opportunity to respond to a number of patient scenarios during the session and assess their performance at the end.

Student John Toby said the cutting-edge Sim Man technology was fantastic.

“It’s incredible what it is able to do,” he said. “It’s really interactive and allows you to really prepare for real-life experiences.”

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