Task Trainers & Manikins

The Interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS) at UMass Medical School offers a wide range of patient simulators and task trainers from industry-leading companies.  Our inventory is available for in-center use or can be checked out by faculty for session in situ in the clinical setting or in large classroom spaces.

Task Trainers

iCELS offers learners multiple options for task trainers for skill development that requires ongoing practice.  There are generally multiple trainers available in each category, facilitating small group learning as well as self-directed practice. Trainers are available for:

  • Central Line placement
  • Airway Intubation
  • Male and Female pelvic examination
  • Advanced Patient Care Female/Male Catheterization Simulator
  • IV arms
  • ABG arms

Clinical Inventory

iCELS users have opportunities to train with specific clinical equipment that require repeated practice to master, including:

• Da Vinci Si Surgical Console and Simulator (1)
• SimScope (Auscultation Learning System) (2)
• Ventriloscope (Auscultation Learning System) (1)
• GI Mentor Simulator (Bronchoscopy, EGD & ERCP, Colonoscopy) (1)
• EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) Cart (1)
• Surgical Cautery (4)
• Surgical Microscopes (2 Table Mounted, 1 Freestanding)
• Storz Laparoscopy Tower (5)
• Glidescope (1 Adult, 1 Pediatric) 
• Defibrillators
• Lifepak 20 (3), Lifepak 15 (1)
• LUCAS Automatic Compression System (1)
• Ultrasound: FUJIFILM SONOSITE, Inc (3)
• Doppler: Handheld audio Doppler (10)
• Code Carts
   Adult (3)
   Pediatric Color Coded (1)
   Airway Cart (1)
   Portable Suction (4)
   Portable Procedure Lights (3)

High-Fidelity Manikins

Full body manikins in our collection can simulate a range of biological functions and can be placed in a variety of situation-based settings, including critical care, emergency triage, life support, neonatal care and many other clinical and natural settings. Manikins span the human life cycle to emulate many stages of human development.

Gaumard® Simulators for Health Care Education
• Hal® 3201 (2) Tetherless Male/Female Patient simulators with automatic or instructor control
• Susie® S2000 (1) Tetherless Female Patient simulator with automatic or instructor control
• Noelle®565 (1) Birthing simulator with neonatal simulation system
• Pediatric HAL®3004 (1) Tetherless One Year Old with wireless communication
• Pediatric HAL®3005 (1) Tetherless Five Year Old with wireless communication

Laerdal® Helping Save Lives
• SimMan3G® (1) Full-body adult 
• SimMan® (1) Full-body adult
• SimBaby™(1) Advanced Infant patient simulator 
• SimNewB® (1) Interactive newborn Infant patient simulator 
• MegaCode Kid (1) Full-body child

Michael S. Gordon, Center for Research in Medical Education
Harvey® The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator realistically simulates nearly any cardiac disease by varying blood pressure, heart sounds, murmurs and breath sounds.

Anatomage Incorporated
Anatomage is a unique, life-size interactive virtual dissection table. Realistic visualization of 3D anatomy and interactivity augment traditional anatomy lab experiences. Students are able to view preloaded images as well actual CT or MRI images from the clinical setting.

Medium Fidelity Manikins

Full body manikins provide realistic training focusing on a wide variety of advanced lifesaving skills for pre-hospital and in-hospital emergencies from advanced airway scenarios to IV therapy.

Laerdal® Helping Save Lives
• Megacode Kid® (2) Full-body child
• Megacode Kelly® (2) Full-body adult
• SimPad® (3) Tetherless tablet system to operate medium fidelity manikins. 
• Neonatal Resuscitation Baby (1)Full body baby

Task Training/Low Fidelity Manikins

Task trainers and low fidelity manikins provide parts of a patient or task to replicate a skill or procedure being learned. Trainers can be used on their own to teach a skill or they can be combined with high fidelity manikins or standardized patients in hybrid simulation scenarios.

• Laerdal® Airway Management Trainer (2)
• Laerdal® Neonatal Airway Trainer (1)
• Gaumard ® Advanced Airway Trainer S315.400 (6)
• TruCorp AirSim Advance Airway and Bronchi (6)
• TruCorp AirSim Child (6)
• TruCorp AirSim Baby (6)
• Gaumard® Arterial and Venous (IV/ABG) Patient Training Arm
• Gaumard® Mulipurpose Venous Training Arm (IV) (6)
• Laerdal® IV Insertion Arms (6)
• Gaumard® Urinary Catheter/Prostate Trainers (4)
• Gaumard® Urinary Catheter Female (2)
• Laerdal ® Little Family Pack Adult/Pediatric/Infant CPR manikins (2)
• Ambu CPR Manikins (6)
• Kyoto Kagaku Lumbar Puncture (4)
• Simulab Corporation Lumbar Puncture Baby (1)
• Laerdal® Gastric Tube and Tracheostomy Trainer (2)
• Laerdal® Mr. Hurt Head Trauma Trainer (1)
• BluePhantom Ultrasound Compatible Central Venous Catheterization Trainer (1)
• Simulab Corporation TraumaMan Surgical Skills Trainer (3)
• Simulab Corporation TraumaChild Surgical Skills Trainer (1)
• Simulab Corporation Ultrasound Compatible Central Venous Catheterization (3)
• Limbs and Things Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Trainer (6)
• Limbs and Things Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Trainer (2)
• Limbs and Things Shoulder for Joint Injection (1)
• Limbs and Things Knee for Aspiration (1)
• Limbs and Things Rectal Examination Trainers (2) 
• Limbs and Things Advanced Urinary Catheterization Trainer
• (4 Male, 4 Female) 
• Limbs and Things Clinical Pelvic Exam Trainers (2 Male, 2 Female)
• Limbs and Things Breast Exam Trainers (2) 
• Laprascopic Surgery Abdominal Black Boxes (6)