Laerdal’s birthing simulator is changing the rules for nursing students
The nursing school at The University of North Carolina is the first school to have the latest model of SimMom, an advanced birthing simulator. The $45,000 investment will better prepare students for childbirth and improve patient care.
SimMom, Improving Maternal & Neonatal Outcomes
The childbirth simulator has been updated and is bringing in more advanced features and scenarios for students to get as close to a real experience as possible. The simulator is controlled wirelessly which makes it easier for instructors to walk around the room and give the appropriate feedback as students perform.
SimMom is a simulator created by Laerdal Medical, a company specializing in medical training equipment and simulation. The simulator can be used to train nurses for deliveries in a range of scenarios including, but not limited to: normal vaginal deliveries, obstetrical emergencies, and shoulder dystocia encounters.
The full-body simulator is also ideal for training In-Situ. Nursing students will have the opportunity to practice in a real-world environment and understand the complexity of working in a team. The goal is to expose students to real-life scenarios so students can be prepared for most emergency situations and learn to make quick decisions.
The simulator also has human-like responses such as breathing and screaming. It can accept medications, IV and catheters, an ultrasound function, and many other features.