News Release

Share This Page

NLN and Laerdal Announce Patient Cases for SimMan 3G

NLN and Laerdal Announce Patient Cases for SimMan 3GAuto Mode Programming Ideal for Nursing Community

Auto Mode Programming Ideal for Nursing Community


Wappingers Falls, NY — January 15, 2010 — Laerdal and the National League for Nursing have announced the availability of nursing cases for SimMan 3G simulators that feature Auto Mode programming and utilize physiological models and patient cases to automatically run simulations.

These cases are ideal for use in the nursing community — they are easier to use and they deliver a high degree of clinical accuracy. Because Nursing Patient Cases allow educators with varying degrees of technical knowledge to run simulations, their time to get up and running is decreased.

"The NLN is delighted to have teamed up once again with Laerdal to bring another technological advance to the pedagogy of nursing education," said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. "This will undoubtedly raise still higher the standard of excellence in nursing education that is the mission of the NLN."

Another feature of the SimMan 3G is the new graphical user interface (GUI), which has an intuitive design that makes it easy for educators to operate. Educators can easily adjust the complexity of a case while it is in progress by using "sliders" to make the case easier or more difficult for learners. This is particularly valuable when running simulations with learners at varying levels of competency.

Julie Settles, MSN, ACNP, BC, CEN, assistant clinical professor and program coordinator of the Acute Care nursing program at Indiana University, finds great value in the Auto Mode programming for her students. Said Ms. Settles, "Having the new Auto Mode programming for 3G has really decreased my anxiety about the programming side of conducting simulations." She added that the unique nature of the programming offers ease of use and boosts her confidence to run simulations. "I know that I can instantly change the vitals signs and other parameters by using the slider rather than worrying about correct programming. It is also nice that I can easily adjust the scenario based on how the student is performing. I can slow down physiological changes or speed them up as needed."

The Nursing Patient Cases contain 20 existing cases developed for use on SimMan and are mapped to the 2007 NCLEX-RNTM test categories promoting safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 30,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members who represent all types of nursing education programs.

Laerdal Medical, one of the worlds 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