MIAMI, Jan. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When Super Tory gasps for breath, it's easy to treat the world's most advanced neonatal patient simulator as if he were a real newborn in respiratory distress.
The new manikin's computer-controlled dynamically-compliant 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. He cries, frowns and grows pale. There's no mistaking that 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," says John Eggert, executive vice president of Gaumard Scientific Company, which unveils Super Tory today at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando.
Respiratory therapists, for example, can stabilize Super Tory with ACV, SIMV, CPAP, PCV, PSV or NIPPV, using real equipment in the NICU.
"When you simulate newborn critical care, the last thing you want to do is pause to think 'is this the way I would do things in real life?'" Mr. Eggert added. "Super Tory suspends disbelief with anatomical and physiological accuracy never before seen in neonatal simulation. It's the first neonatal simulator to offer heart and lung interaction as well as motion in a mobile platform."
"You assess Super Tory for early onset sepsis, hyperbilirubinemia, pneumonia with pneumothorax and other conditions using real vital signs monitors. You can accurately check his ECG-derived respiration rate, pre- and post-ductal SpO2, oscillometric NIBP and pacing and defibrillation. You can observe his pain as his facial expressions change and you can track his chest wall motion and programmable arm and leg movements."
Gaumard recognizes that every second counts in newborn critical care, so it's made Super Tory 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's just eight pounds and 21 inches.
While Gaumard continues to offer its original Tory manikin for high-fidelity simulation of every stage of neonatal care, it is introducing Super 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.
Watch Super Tory in action for the first time or experience him in person through January 31st at booth 617 at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando.
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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