On Dec. 7, Monroe College President Stephen Jerome and other dignitaries cut the ribbon on the Human Patient Simulation Center, which features two lifelike mannequins. One is a male, called 3G SimMan, that can be programmed to exhibit bodily functions such as sweating, bleeding, crying and spiking a fever. The female mannequin is a fully functional birthing simulator that goes through the stages of labor and gives birth. Monroe is the first college in the nation to operate the full-body pregnancy simulator in an educational setting.
Our goal is to offer the students the opportunity to become first-rate nurses so that patients in hospitals will know theyre receiving the best care from Monroe graduates, Jerome said. This brilliantly designed center with its high-tech mannequins helps to make that goal a reality.
The ceremony included a full demonstration of the two mannequins including a distress condition on the male mannequin that students had to diagnose and treat, and a birthing from the female pregnancy simulator.Photos courtesy of Monroe College
School of Nursing Chairwoman Jennifer Ort, RN, and nursing student Yadira Jimenez work with the pregnancy simulator.