Mannequin-based simulations use high and medium fidelity simulators; mannequins breathe, have breath sounds, heart tones, and palpable pulses. The mannequins have a monitor that can display EKG, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, arterial wave forms, pulmonary artery wave forms, etc. Many procedures can be performed on the simulators such as CPR, bag-mask ventilation, intubation, defibrillation, wound care, insertion of tubes and drains, and others.
Simulations allow future nurses and healthcare professionals to practice with the realism of mannequin-based simulations with virtual feedback using computer technology. The computers regulate the mannequins mimicking pulses, heart tones, breathing, and vital signs in real time.
By practicing realistic clinical skills in a safe and regulated environment, future nurses learn excellent assessment, treatment and evaluation techniques.