Vol. 12 No. 3 - March, 2010

Introducing ‘Sim Man’

GEP students create orientation video for a member of the mannequin family

Since 2006, the UMMS Simulation Center—a 1,500-square-foot facility equipped with a full range of simulation technology, including task simulators, high-fidelity mannequins and computers with screen-based, virtual simulation—has been a valuable tool in the Graduate School of Nursing. This is particularly true in the Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) program curriculum, where nursing students are first introduced to the clinical skills they must successfully master.

Five first- and second-year GEP students created

a short script and recorded a video that describes many of the basic capabilities of Sim Man.

Now, GSN students are contributing to what has become an essential tool in their education. In partnership with the Simulation Center, a group of GEP students developed and produced a basic orientation video about Sim Man, a full-body mannequin that simulates life-threatening conditions such as shock, heart attack, embolism and other emergency scenarios. Five first- and second-year GEP students created a short script and recorded a video that describes many of the basic capabilities of Sim Man. This video is now available on the UMMS Simulation Center Web site and can be accessed by UMMS faculty and students, as well as users from outside of UMMS.