MIAMI, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When the nation's premier meeting for obstetric, neonatal and women's health nurses opens today, all eyes will be on Victoria® and Super Tory® – Gaumard Scientific Company's powerful wireless/tetherless duo for maternal-fetal and neonatal patient simulation training.
Gaumard will demonstrate the pair today through June 28 at booth #404 in the New Orleans Convention Center during AWHONN 2017, the annual meeting of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
As the world's most advanced neonatal patient simulator, the new Super Tory perfectly complements Victoria, the most advanced mobile maternal-fetal simulator.
Super Tory is so realistic that it accurately responds to real mechanical ventilation in the neonatal intensive care unit.
And Victoria, first introduced in 2014, has new anatomically-accurate features that make it easier than ever to treat Victoria as if she were a real expectant mom.
Victoria's new eyes, for example, can focus on and interact with her caregiver, 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.
Respiratory problems are one of the leading causes of neonatal intensive care unit admissions, with nearly 10 percent of newborns needing some form of respiratory assistance.
With Super Tory, nurses and respiratory care teams can rehearse resuscitation and care protocols using real equipment to improve speed and efficiency.
Super Tory's lifelike limb and facial movements and programmable skin coloration simulate a wide range of visual cues seen in ill as well as healthy newborns. Starting with APGAR scoring, every visual assessment provides a wealth of health information.
John Eggert, Gaumard's executive vice president, said, "We designed Super Tory with unparalleled anatomical and physiological accuracy to give nurses thorough preparation for high-risk, low-frequency emergencies."
"Super Tory provides lifelike realism to a degree never seen before in neonatal simulation."
Nurses can monitor Super Tory with real medical equipment as they train to assess newborns for such conditions as early onset sepsis, hyperbilirubinemia, and pneumonia with pneumothorax.
Critical metrics such as ECG-derived respiratory monitoring, pre- and post-ductal SpO2, NIBP and capillary refill time can be evaluated in real time. And Super Tory can be paced and defibrillated using real energy, just as in a live clinical situation. Her facial expressions, chest wall movement and programmable arm and leg movements provide valuable information for care givers.
Super Tory's lifelike lungs feature programmable levels of compliance, can achieve normal chest rise with as little as 15 cmH2O, and can illustrate the high recoil associated with stiff lungs. For the first time, students and professionals can simulate all stages of respiratory management, including diagnosis, treatment, weaning and rehabilitation, as they would in real situations.
Super Tory is wireless and tetherless to ensure continuity of care as she moves from the labor and delivery room to the NICU. She can be utilized in training scenarios anytime, anywhere and remains fully functional in transit due to an internal, rechargeable battery that provides up to eight hours of operation -- an unprecedented technological feat in a simulator that is just eight pounds and 21 inches.
This is the first neonatal simulator to offer heart and lung functionality as well as motion in a mobile platform -- capabilities that allow Super Tory to simulate complex pathologies and respond to interventions with unparalleled realism.
Super Tory includes ten scenarios and an accompanying guidebook that cover both common and rare clinical cases seen throughout the continuum of care of neonates.
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.
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.
Skills trainers are also more realistic than ever. New models include:
Super OB SUSIE® S500.300, a childbirth torso for labor and delivery management skills training with an anatomically accurate pelvis and full-term neonate to help learners develop clinical skills transferable to scenario-based exercises.
ZOE® S504.200, a gynecologic skills training torso featuring uniform, elastic skin, ischial spines and coccyx and realistic cervices and uteri. ZOE provides invaluable experience with speculum and bimanual examinations, minilaparotomy, catheterization and much more.
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses promotes the health of women and newborns and strengthens the nursing profession through the delivery of advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources.
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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