Nursing Scenarios Bring Laerdal VitalSim Manikins to Life

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Laerdal Continues to Meet the Needs of Nurse Educators With Training Scenarios for the Nursing Community.

Building on the success of the first volume of Simulation in Nursing Education Scenarios and in response to growing interest from nursing educators across the United States, Laerdal Medical Corporation and the National League for Nursing have expanded the application of these scenarios to the VitalSim™ line. The Simulation in Nursing Scenarios on VitalSim are the most recent addition to Laerdal's growing courseware portfolio.

The scenarios, originally created for SimMan, have been reprogrammed to operate on the complete line of VitalSim capable manikins, which include MegaCode Kelly Advanced, ALS Simulator, Nursing Anne™, and Nursing Kelly™. Each VitalSim Manikin has different capabilities, resulting in some differences in how each will respond to the NLN Nursing scenarios.

Nursing Kelly, for example, has been designed to train students how to measure blood pressure and monitor vital signs (breathing, blood pressure, heart and lung sounds). This full-body male manikin facilitates practice in wound assessment and management and is perfect for beginning education for in-hospital health care professionals. Nursing Anne is a flexible full-body female manikin that can be utilized for clinical training in women's health, obstetrics, post-partum care, and wound assessment.

Laerdal and the NLN are also working together to develop a second volume of the popular Simulation in Nursing Scenarios for SimMan and SimMan3G Simulators. These scenarios will address critical thinking among nursing students by focusing on patient safety competencies and conditions that are commonly seen in a health care environment. The scenarios will provide cases for both basic and advanced nursing students.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 27,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. For more information, visit

Laerdal Medical, one of the world's leading providers of Health care Solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilization, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Patient Care, Self-Directed Learning, and Medical Education. Additionally, a complete line of Education and Technical Services, Courseware and Consulting Services is available. Laerdal is pleased to serve all health care providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professional. For more information, visit


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