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Model baby to help train nurses in CPR and other skills

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Paediatric nurses in Southampton are to hone their skills by training on a new high-tech mannequin.  

SimBaby, a computer-controlled patient simulator that can be programmed to imitate real-life medical situations, will be used by students, paediatric nurses and doctors on a range of courses at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The trust already has an adult version called SimMan, which replicates blood pressure and pulse functions.

SimBaby will be used on various courses, including patient assessment, airway management, and advanced life-support in A&E. The simulator will also provide specialist training for staff in the paediatric and neuro ICU and theatres.

Carl Read, clinical skills simulation suite co-ordinator at the trust, said: ‘SimMan has proved invaluable in developing the skills of our staff and students over the past few years. We are delighted to now be able to expand the body simulation training programme even further.’

 

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