Laerdal Medical launched two new infant simulators, SimNewB® and SimBaby™ at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference in Los Angeles, California.

SimNewB® is a neonatal simulator developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to meet the specific learning objectives specified by the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®). Designed to facilitate training in neonatal resuscitation and stabilization skills within the first ten minutes of life, SimNewB® helps prepare healthcare providers to quickly and effectively respond to critical events.

SimNewB® includes:

  • Anatomically accurate airway
  • Dynamic lung resistance
  • Nasal and oral intubation
  • Bilateral and unilateral chest rise and fall
  • Central cyanosis
  • Bilateral interosseous access
  • Quality CPR feedback
The other new simulator, SimBaby™, is a completely redesigned pediatric simulator developed using real scans of a 9-month old infant. SimBaby™ can be used to train interdisciplinary teams for general patient assessment and to manage critical events, which can lead to improved response times and positive patient outcomes.

SimBaby™ includes:

  • Reactive eyes: blinking and pupillary response
  • Liver palpation
  • Arm movement
  • Seizures
  • Anatomically accurate, realistic airway
  • Quality CPR feedback
  • Pre-ported IV access
SimNewB® and SimBaby™ can be operated via a handheld SimPad®, a handheld SimPad® PLUS, or a touchscreen Laerdal Learning Application(LLEAP) computer. Both simulators are expected to begin shipping during the second quarter of 2018.

"The new SimNewB® and SimBaby™ have been developed to address recent advances in neonatal resuscitation and pediatric care, respectively," says David Johnson, President, Laerdal Medical, Americas.

Both pediatric simulators will be on display at Laerdal’s IMSH booth #207.