Madison College uses high fidelity simulators that breathe, have breath sounds, heart tones, and palpable pulses. They also have a monitor that can display ECG, pulse oximeter, blood pressure, arterial wave forms, pulmonary artery wave forms, anesthetic gases, etc. Procedures can be performed on the simulators such as bag-mask ventilation, intubation, defibrillation, chest compressions, chest tube placement, cricothyrotomy, IV therapy and others.
Using manikins in a clinically simulated environment allows students and returning practitioners to ‘practice’ first before going to clinical. The reality of manikin-based simulations allows for virtual feedback using computers that regulate the manikin's vital signs and bodily functions. This provides ‘real time’ feedback allowing the students and practitioners to critically think about the next steps in caring for their patients. By practicing true clinical skills in a safe and regulated environment, future health care providers learn permanent and excellent evaluation and treatment techniques.