Nursing department gets new Sim Man patient simulator
The Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust has once again displayed its strong interest in furthering nursing education in Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond with its recent gift of $60,000 to purchase a new Sim Man for nursing students at Penn State Worthington Scranton.
Sim Man is a realistic, full-body adult, patient simulator which provides comprehensive clinical functions needed to teach the essential skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management.
The Sim Man includes wireless, touch-screen simulated patient monitors that give concise clinical feedback to students including snapshots of 12 lead ECGs and patient X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs and other diagnostic tools. Devices like Sim Man have revolutionized nursing education by creating literally hundreds of real-life health scenarios that students would never have an opportunity to experience during their clinical rotations in the field.
The Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust has been a loyal supporter of the nursing curriculum at Worthington Scranton with gifts totaling close to $200,000. In addition to Sim Man, they have supported the renovation of the Nursing Lab, the campus’ annual Pediatric Health Fair and outreach activities for the elderly.