Meet Tony, the SimMan G3 who is helping St. Anthonys Medical Center increase its use of simulation in helping staff obtain more experience. Tony (or Toni if the simulation calls for a female patient) is a computerized lifelike mannequin that provides hands-on learning.
Were the only acute care organization in St. Louis using SimMan G3, says Shelly OMalley-Robinson, RN, MSN, at St. Anthonys. At this point, were having our entry level nurse assistants and newly graduated nurses, who may or may not have taken their boards yet, do a lot of real-life scenarios that wouldnt otherwise be available.Shelly OMalley-Robinson, RN
SimMan G3 is the latest model of simulator-dummies and, as OMalley-Robinson points out, is so lifelike that it breathes, sweats, cries and has humanlike skin, a pulse and pupils that can dilate.
Hes wireless, so we can bring him into the room, she says.
This state-of-the-art technology is perfect for St. Anthonys because it has fewer resources for hands-on training when compared with teaching hospitals, OMalley-Robinson says.
Our long-term goal is to have a free-standing simulation center, OMalley-Robinson says. But for right now, Tony is a big asset.