May 2017…Healthy NewsWorks reporters from the East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin had the opportunity to get up close and personal with an electronic mannequin (or high fidelity simulator) called SimMan on a special reporting field trip to the Simulation Center at Einstein, located on the campus of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. The simulated environments such as an intensive care unit, a surgical suite, an obstetrics delivery area, and a typical patient room allow students an opportunity to practice clinical and teamwork skills.
The director and the manager of the Simulation Center showed the Healthy NewsWorks journalists how SimMan had a pulse, breathed, blinked, and more.
CBS 3 Philly health reporter Stephanie Stahl reported on their experience, and you can see and read the story here.
In addition, the student reporters created a special edition newspaper highlighting their trip. The newspaper includes medically-inspired illustrations, and articles about how electronic mannequins can be useful tools in training medical students, doctors, and nurses. The students also met with Dr. Charles Bortle, director of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia’s Simulation Center, who taught them about a medical procedure called a Bronchoscopy. Read the special edition newspaper.