MIAMI, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A young child may have trouble explaining medical symptoms – yet a quick look at his facial expressions can reveal much about anxiety and pain.
That’s why Gaumard Scientific Company is unveiling Pediatric HAL® S2225 www.gaumard.com/S2225, the world’s most advanced wireless and tetherless mobile pediatric patient simulator. HAL is designed to help health care students and professionals at all levels develop the specialized skills needed to effectively communicate with, diagnose, and treat young patients throughout the continuum of care. HAL’s responsive features set a new standard for training across the pre-hospital, transport, emergency, nursing, and intensive care settings.
Pediatric HAL is on display for the first time January 14th -16th in booth 425 at the 2018 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Pediatric HAL introduces a host of new technologies including active robotics, which allows it to simulate nearly a dozen facial expressions, including anxiety, anger, amazement, ongoing and transient pain, and more. For the first time in pediatric simulation, HAL will offer clinical educators a solution for developing learners’ communication skills and empathy through immersive patient-provider communication simulation experiences.
“Good communication skills are essential for diagnosing and treating children, yet until now, learners and clinicians haven’t had a pediatric simulator that interacts with them in a realistic, lifelike way,” John Eggert, executive vice president of Gaumard Scientific Company, says.
“With Pediatric HAL, you can practice handling difficult situations, such as how to communicate a serious medical diagnosis to a young child.”
Gaumard recognizes that every second counts in pediatric emergency medicine and critical care. That is why Pediatric HAL is completely wireless and tetherless to ensure the continuum of care is never interrupted even as he is moved from outside the hospital to the emergency room and pediatric intensive care.
“Pediatric HAL raises the bar in anatomical and physiological fidelity, allowing participants to practice in-situ using real equipment and employ clinically accurate techniques. Participants can perform a full range of emergency procedures including surgical airway, needle decompression, and chest tube thoracostomy with the highest degree of realism. It’s the closest experience to real world pediatric emergency care available today,” said John Eggert.
Pediatric HAL supports a broad range of real patient monitors and sensors and features dynamic lung compliance that responds to real mechanical ventilation. This enables learners to develop the skills