Celebrity Sighting: UNM's Stan Makes Guest Apperance on NBC's ER

With the ability to emulate nearly perfect humanlike characteristics in emergency situations from massive bodily injury and drug overdoses to a heart attack and allergic reactions, interactive human patient simulation technology is a fast growing trend in training those we depend on to provide care in emergency situations. 


Used by US troops in Iraq to train for bio warfare and combat injuries and by Homeland Security to equip emergency personnel with the skills needed to deal with weapons of mass destruction and bio terrorism, Human Patient Simulation technology will be featured on the November 20th episode of ER.   


            Far more advanced than the days of the resuscitation trainers, Stan's Human Patient Simulation technology not only mimics symptoms but also responds directly to treatment administered by trainees including oxygen, intravenous drugs and defibrillation—all without the aid of an instructor—bringing real life emergency scenarios to the training field. 

           Before patient simulation, healthcare trainees were restricted to practicing on lifeless mannequins and often put into the field with technical knowledge, but limited firsthand experience.  Simulation provides a lifelike, interactive and visual solution to train those we depend on to protect our loved ones in times of emergency. 


          "The stress in a training session is very real," said Shena Ferguson Director of Clinical Education at the Basic Advancement Trauma Computer Assisted Virtual Experience (B.A.T.C.A.V.E.).  "Since Stan responds directly to the trainees' actions, students are not only learning technical skills but are exposed to the high-pressure of saving a life in an emergency situation.  My trainees always break a sweat during sessions with Stan."

Contact: Jennifer Riordan, 272-3322

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