Mount Nittany Medical Center is proud to provide its healthcare providers with SimMan®, a
state-of-the-art patient training tool.
The Simulation Lab establishes a safe environment for patient care by using simulation technology in the training and assessment of healthcare providers. High fidelity patient simulators allow clinical providers to practice life-saving clinical, technical and decision making skills by participating in live simulations of real patient scenarios, including myocardial infarction (heart attacks), diabetic crisis, anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction) strokes, and sepsis (severe infection).
The adult simulator, SimMan, known as "TJ," can breathe, talk, and generate heart, breath, and bowel sounds. You can check his blood pressure, insert an IV, and shock him if necessary. TJ acts in simulations involving life-threatening scenarios, helping learners and instructors explore multiple components of realistic patient care by actual participation. In 2013, the Education Department acquired a SimJunior, "JT," a high fidelity pediatric simulation manikin to help staff who work in areas that take care of pediatric patients.
Following each scenario, real time debriefing and reflective learning sessions provide participants the opportunity to review and learn from behaviors, interventions, communications, and teamwork which occurred or did not occur during the simulation session.
SimMan was provided by the hospital's professional liability insurance carrier, CHART, Inc. CHART Institute's mission is to establish a safe environment for patient care by using simulation technology in the training and assessment of healthcare providers.