Pocket Nurse ® will acquire Eriter Creations, Inc. (ECI), manufacturer of the SimLeggings™, SimSleeves™, and SimObesity™ simulation products. SimLeggings and SimSleeves simulate pitting edema, and SimObesity accessories simulate obesity.

These sim accessory product solutions present the physical complexities of caring for these patients for students in nursing, EMS and physical and occupational therapy. The leggings, sleeves and full-torso shirts fit on manikins or standardized patients.

“Not only is simulation in nursing and healthcare education vital,” explains Anthony Battaglia, MS, BSN, RN, owner and president of Pocket Nurse, “but teaching students about the realities of treating bariatric patients, and the sensitivity and specialty care necessary, will be important.”

The manufacturing, finishing, and distribution processes will move from Alberta, Canada, to Pocket Nurse’s corporate complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania.