Pediatric Simulator Renders Human Reactions

A common problem that arises when doctors are diagnosing children is a child can have trouble explaining medical symptoms. However, often a quick look at his facial expressions can reveal a lot about pain. To address this problem, Gaumard Scientific offers Pediatric HAL S2225, which it touts as the world's most advanced wireless and tether-less 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.


The unit introduces a host of unique 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. And a side benefit is the cost savings enjoyed by not having to give the patient a lollipop after diagnosis and treatment.

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To save time, Pediatric HAL is completely wireless and tether-less 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. It also supports a broad range of patient monitors and sensors and features dynamic lung compliance that responds to real mechanical ventilation.  

Pediatric HAL includes 10 outcome-focused scenarios designed to replicate a variety of clinical situations throughout the spectrum of pediatric care. Accompanying each Simulation Learning Experience is a detailed written guide for setting up, planning, and facilitating the learning experience. More info is available about Pediatric HAL including video demos and user testimonials.


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