Arizona College Simulation Manikins

Categories: Nursing

The use of high-fidelity simulation manikins for medical education purposes was originally developed in the 1960’s by Dr. Judson Denson and Dr. Stephen Abrahamson at the University of Southern California.  Denson and Abrahamson created Sim One, whose purpose was to train anesthesiology residents in endotracheal intubation using patient simulation. Patient simulation is a technique for hands on practice that educates and improves the competency of healthcare professionals.   They discover how to assess, create a treatment plan and provide direct patient care, in mock real world scenarios while under the supervision of an educator.  Patient simulation creates an excellent learning environment that reduces potential healthcare accidents and increases skill and confidence of the practitioner. The need for patient simulation has always been present. However, the initial monetary cost of this new technology was a challenge for most institutions to adopt. But with the advancement in computer hardware, software, and Internet capabilities,…