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HomeGrown Solution: SimMan Left Lung Ventilation Bypass

Title

SimMan Left Lung Ventilation Bypass

Submitted By

Jaan Hwan Chong

HomeGrown Solution Number

349

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.

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