Hi-Tech ‘Baby-Sim’ Doll

1. Hi-Tech Baby Sim DollFriends of Children in Hospital successfully applied to TTCF towards the cost of an advanced infant patient simulator for team training in the new children’s and neonatal ward at Dunedin Public Hospital.  The level of complexity of conditions now being presented means that often staff deal with treatments with which they are not overly familiar.  The hi tech ‘Baby Sim’ doll can be programmed with scenarios for neonatal staff to witness clues and consequences, almost as in real life, enabling them to practise skills in a controlled environment while increasing their assessment and decision-making abilities.  The baby comes complete with a full array of hemodynamic monitoring which is able to be displayed on an accompanying  monitor, also set up to simulate what a nurse/ doctor would encounter in a real life situation.