MIAMI, May 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- She delivers a beautiful baby. He cries, moves and breathes. They are Victoria®, and Super Tory®, two high-fidelity Gaumard manikins whose anatomically accurate features are designed to provide realistic medical training -- and to steal the show at exhibit booth #444 at the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists annual meeting today through May 9 in San Diego.
Visitors to the Gaumard booth can practice life-like scenarios, such as delivering a newborn with Victoria, the most advanced wireless, tetherless maternal-fetal simulator in the world.
New anatomically accurate features make it easier than ever to treat Victoria as if she were a real expectant mom. Her eyes, for example, can focus on and interact with her care-giver, enabling users to conduct a neurological-assessment that evaluates impaired eye motion for warning signs of a stroke, head trauma, drug use, cranial nerve impairment and other conditions.
From early pregnancy complications, high-risk deliveries, and postpartum emergencies to non-gravid scenarios for general nursing care, Victoria simulates a full range of obstetrical events to facilitate teamwork and deepen critical thinking skills in learners of all levels. More than a childbirth simulator, Victoria is a complete simulation solution developed from decades of obstetrical experience -- a comprehensive package of tools and support to help improve patient safety in women's health through education and training.
Super Tory Neonatal Simulator
Super Tory, the world's most advanced neonatal patient simulator, gasps for breath as if he were a real newborn in respiratory distress.
The new manikin's tablet-controlled dynamic lungs are so realistic that they accurately respond to real mechanical ventilation.
At the touch of a button, Super Tory's respiratory system goes into acute distress and his entire body reacts. There's no mistaking when Super Tory is very sick – and that every member of the respiratory care team will need to work together to revive him.
"Every specialist gets to participate in Super Tory's treatment," Gaumard executive vice president John Eggert says.
Respiratory therapists, for example, can stabilize Super Tory with ACV, SIMV, CPAP, PCV, PSV or NIPPV, using real equipment in the NICU.
"Super Tory allows healthcare providers to prepare for high risk/low frequency complications with anatomical and physiological accuracy never before seen in neonatal simulation," Mr. Eggert adds. "It's the first neonatal simulator to offer heart and lung interaction as well as motion in a mobile platform."
"Super Tory can be assessed for early onset sepsis, hyperbilirubinemia, pneumonia with pneumothorax and other conditions using real vital signs monitors. Critical metrics such as ECG-derived respiration rate, pre- and post-ductal SpO2, and NIBP can be evaluated in real time. And Super Tory can be paced and defibrillated using real energy, just as in a clinical live situation. His facial expressions change and you can track his chest wall motion and programmable arm and leg movements."
Super Tory is wireless and tetherless to ensure continuity of care as he is moved from the labor and delivery room to the NICU. Super Tory can be treated anytime, anywhere and remains fully functional in transit due to an internal, rechargeable battery that provides up to eight hours of wireless, tetherless operation -- an unprecedented technological feat in a simulator that is just eight pounds and 21 inches.
Super Tory further expands the Gaumard neonatal high fidelity product line, which already includes Newborn Hal® and Newborn Tory® for those who demand an even higher level of fidelity including physical movement and actual mechanical ventilation. These features enable learners to experience advanced-level scenarios as in actual clinical practice.
Hands-on Training for Obstetric Emergencies
For in-depth training at the ACOG annual meeting, Colonel Shad Deering, Assistant Dean for Simulation Education at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, leads a six-hour course on emergencies in clinical obstetrics on Tuesday, May 9 (details at http://bit.ly/2oYz756).
About Gaumard Scientific
Gaumard® Scientific Company has designed, manufactured and marketed simulators for health care education for more than 60 years. Users worldwide recognize Gaumard products for their innovation in simulation.
Gaumard customers include the military, emergency medical services, major teaching hospitals and nursing schools.
In 2000, Gaumard launched the revolutionary family of NOELLE® maternal and neonatal care simulators that changed the way training is conducted. In 2004, Gaumard pioneered the use of fully tetherless technology with the introduction of the family of HAL® simulators. In 2014, the company introduced Victoria®, its most advanced, mobile maternal/fetal simulator as part of the NOELLE family.
Gaumard manufactures its products at its world headquarters in Miami. The company sells simulators through its own representatives in North America and through 200 distributors in 70 countries.
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