Gaumard Scientific Co has released its most advanced neonatal patient simulation manikin, the Super Tory. The new manikin’s computer-controlled dynamically-compliant lungs are so realistic that they  accurately respond to real mechanical ventilation, Gaumard says. Super Tory was unveiled on January 29 at the 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando.

“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,” according to a Gaumard press release.

“Every specialist gets to participate in Super Tory’s treatment,” says John Eggert, executive vice president of Gaumard Scientific Co. “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.”

Respiratory therapists, for example, can stabilize Super Tory with ACV, SIMV, CPAP, PCV, PSV or NIPPV, using real equipment in the NICU.

“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.”

Super Tory is wireless and tetherless to ensure continuity of care as he is moved from the labor and delivery room to the NICU, Gaumard says. 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.

More information is available on the Gaumard website.