SimMan Left Lung Ventilation Bypass

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  • Title

    SimMan Left Lung Ventilation Bypass
  • Submitted By

    Jaan Hwan Chong

  • HomeGrown Solution Number

  • Identification of the Problem

    High airway pressure and limited tidal volume are a shortfall of having a SimMan manikin in a simulation training with a ventilator.

  • Unique Idea

    Utilize a test lung with splint to bypass the manikin's left lung. This will produce near clinical tidal volume and airway pressure in a ventilator simulation. This method retains SimMan's features like right bronchus intubation and synchronized chest movement with breathing sounds.

  • Objectives

    • Enhance SimMan ventilatory fidelity in simulation with a mechanical ventilator.
  • Supplies/Ingredients

    • Test lung with splint
    • Corrugated tube
    • Silicone tube
    • Connectors
  • Steps to Creating the Solution

    • Unzip and open SimMan thorax cavity.
    • Locate and remove the manikin's left lung bag.
    • Connect silicone tube to the lung bag nozzle.
    • Extend the silicone tube with the corrugated tube.
    • Connect the test lung with the splint at the end of the corrugated tube.
    • Conduct a pre-simulation function test.
    • Reassemble manikin and conceal test lung for simulation training.


  • left lung 1
  • left lung 2
  • left lung 3