New Year, New Baby: Meet “CAE Luna” Neonatal Simulator at IMSH 2019
CAE Healthcare’s latest innovation in infant simulation debuts at IMSH 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. CAE Healthcare developed its CAE Luna neonatal training baby patient simulator to be lightweight, tether-less and completely wireless (operable with a laptop, and without power cords or cables). CAE Luna represents a true innovation in infant simulation for progressive skills development in neonatal care — and will be “born” next week in San Antonio for the world to finally meet!
The initial days and weeks following birth are some of the most critical moments for a newborn. In fact, infant babies are at their greatest risk for survival (with millions suffering fatal health consequences) within the first 28 days of life.
The ability to provide prompt and effective medical care for newly born infants is crucial, requiring considerable training in, and knowledge of, neonatal physiology and a host of associated clinical and behavioral skills.
Healthcare professionals must be proficient in recognizing and responding to the health crises of neonates (i.e., being prepared to perform newborn assessment; administer infant basic life support; manage endotracheal intubation; intervene with neonatal resuscitation, etc).
Training in infant healthcare is usually satisfied by learners attaining progressive responsibilities in caring for actual patients and complying with established education standards, including those of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program (PALS) of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In recent years, however, simulation-based healthcare training has been incorporated increasingly as a beneficial addition to traditional medical education, offering trainees the invaluable opportunity to learn from errors and build competencies without harm to patients or risk to life.
“CAE Luna will give healthcare providers confidence in caring for our most vulnerable patients, newborns in the first 28 days of life,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, president of CAE Healthcare. “The size, physiology, responses and treatment options for neonates are unique and require a specialized patient simulator to ensure the best preparation for safe and effective care.”
Designed with a Unique Set of Neonatal Training Features
CAE Luna possesses full gender interchangeability (one simulator, two genders!), and offers physiological modeling for realistic responses to medical interventions — much like an actual newborn would.
CAE’s new baby manikin is scalable and can be configured to fulfill a variety of skills training protocols, from basic infant patient assessment to a wide range of advanced life support procedures.
With CAE’s innovative healthcare simulation technology (StethoSym and SymDefib), CAE Luna delivers clearer breath, heart and bowel sounds while also allowing for realistic practice in defibrillation, pacing, and cardioversion on real equipment.
Combined with CAE Maestro’s user-friendly software interface and the exceptional blend of durability, reliability, and quality for which CAE is known, this advanced neonatal simulation manikin has everything you’ve been waiting for in a baby simulator.
Visitors to CAE Healthcare booth #101 at IMSH 2019 will be among the first to experience this phenomenal neonate simulator, along with other high-quality, simulation-based healthcare training resources and service offerings. More information on CAE Luna can also be found on the CAE Healthcare website.
Roxanne Blanford is a seasoned writer and communications specialist who also manages social media and content marketing initiatives for CAE Healthcare (a global leader in comprehensive simulation-based healthcare training solutions). She provides insights and resources to the healthcare simulation community through articles that both advocate for the CAE brand and elevate the conversation surrounding the efficacy of simulation to help make healthcare safer. Originally from New York City, Ms. Blanford studied communications, digital marketing and media literacy at The New School, New York University, and the City University of New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the State University of New York at Empire State College. She is currently based in Sarasota, Florida.