January 1, 2019By Lance Baily

Recorded Webinar: Best Evidence Use of Auscultation Simulation in Your Curriculum

Applying best evidence features of auscultation simulation will maximize the effectiveness and impact of your healthcare learning curriculum. Learn how to put these principles into practice using Next Generation Harvey and UMedic, proven systems for teaching and assessing your learners’ skills, by watching this recorded webinar from the team at the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education! During this one-hour webinar, experts will answer questions and review best evidence practices for integrating simulation into your curriculum, while providing examples of the most effective uses of healthcare simulation for learning. Below we also take a look at the Harvey Auscultation Manikin!

About Harvey, the Auscultation Simulator

For nearly 50 years, Harvey has been a proven simulation system to teach bedside cardiac assessment skills that transfer to real patients. Institutions from more than 50 countries worldwide are using Harvey to train the next generation of healthcare providers to help students meet milestones and benchmarks to save lives.


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Considered one of the groundbreaking products in medical simulation, the cardiopulmonary patient simulator Harvey provides a method of standardized testing for real-time procedures, and skills of the trainee, usually a medical student or resident.

First demonstrated in 1968, the Harvey simulator is a mannequin that performs more than 25 different cardiac functions of the human body, varying blood pressure, breathing, pulse, heart sounds and heart murmurs. As years have passed, Harvey has been upgraded with the addition of more advanced cardiac functions, with the intention of creating a general and also in-depth program in cardiology.

Harvey is used to teach all levels of medical education. For beginners, the manikin is used to teach blood pressure measurement techniques and help students recognize a heart murmur. For more senior level medical students, Harvey can mimic heart sound variation with respiration, along with a variety of cardiac issues, such as carotid or jugular venous pulsations.


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Medical students and cardiologists are not the only people who use mannequins such as Harvey to learn bedside techniques. Other specialties, such as anesthesiology, internal medicine, and Emergency Medicine, have also seen benefit from the trainer. Combat medics and other military personnel also use this technology to improve their skills.

Harvey is portable and may be used in any environment in which a patient may be examined. Using stethophones, small groups may learn without an instructor by using the slide programs or the UMedic system. Harvey may also be used in clinical skills or simulation training centers or SP training areas.

Auscultation Simulator

Larger groups by using stethophones for auscultation, and video projection for observing other physical findings. Most important, Harvey’s location should be convenient for students, faculty and staff. Even though Harvey functions as a self-learning device, the nearby presence and availability of knowledgeable faculty and staff will further ensure a successful program.

About the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education

The Gordon Center is a designated Center of Excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It was established more than 45 years ago for the application of advanced technology to medical education for medical students, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedic/firefighters and instructors.

More than 2,000 medical centers and agencies worldwide use the educational systems and training curricula developed at the Center. The Center occupies a 34,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility, with the capability for simulation and design engineering, production and manufacturing.

The simulation center houses a high technology auditorium, self-learning laboratory, standardized patient training area, emergency rescue vehicle, car for extrication of trauma victims, disaster response decontamination showers and mock emergency department.

To Learn More Visit the Harvey GCRME Website Today!


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