MedVision Mia Infant Simulator Helps Save Pediatric Lives
MedVision’s Mia simulator is a state-of-the-art newborn manikin, designed to meet the challenges of specialist training in infant care. From basic assessment to critical thinking skills in emergency scenarios, Mia enables profound pediatric simulation learning experiences that are transferable to clinical practice, promoting safer patient care and improved outcomes. Here we take a closer look at the innovative Mia infant simulator from clinical simulation company MedVision.
To demonstrate the many functions and features of the Mia simulator, MedVision is hosting an informational webinar on Thursday, May 27 at 2 PM EST. During this presentation, learners, professionals and educators will be granted the opportunity to view an introductory session to learn more about Mia. The presentation will be given by Bradley Chinwing, a Sim Tech at MedVision. Register for this webinar here!
Chinwing graduated from Towson University Maryland in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a focus on molecular biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics. He spent five years as the Simulation Tech at Johns Hopkins University and joined MedVision in September of 2020. Chinwing’s focus at MedVision is to increase the quality of patient care by assisting in the development of the simulators to be the most versatile and high-fidelity on the market.
Objectives of this webinar include providing a head-to-toe demonstration of the Mia simulator so that attendees can better understand how Mia is different from other infant simulators on the market. Another objective is to inform participants of what is included with Mia, being the simulator itself, consumables, installation, training and warranty.
Mia comes with a number of features that help set the infant care manikin apart from other clinical simulators. First, the infant simulator comes with realistic skin that can be written on with markers and pen, and then wiped clean. The manikin is also able to exhibit realistic movement, including independent limbs movement and seizure.
Adding to Mia’s features, the manikin has full neck, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and feet articulation, and a realistic umbilical cord with palpable pulses and umbilical catheterization. Mia demonstrates variable mouth activity, tongue edema, laryngospasm, pharyngeal obstruction, and fontanelle (normal, sunken, and bulging).
Additionally, the manikin is equipped for accurate CPR feedback, and comes with a full library of auscultation sounds. A recently updated extended cry function is one of the vocal sounds ability to be emitted from the infant simulator.
To produce high-quality clinical simulation products, such as Mia, MedVision relies on feedback from customers to make rapid changes in manufacturing. Ultimately, the company works with educators, administrators and facilitators to help save the lives of babies.
Key Features of Mia:
- Wireless/Tetherless connection
- Palpable bone landmarks
- Head tilt/chin lift sensor and Jaw thrust
- Breathing patterns
- Oro/nasotracheal intubation
- Intubation sensor/depth sensor
- Airway complications(tongue edema, pharyngeal obstruction, laryngospasm)
- Programmable blinking
- Variable lung compliance, resistance
- Cyanosis, icterus, rubella, pallor
- Adjustable palpable pulse (Bilateral radial, bilateral brachial, bilateral femoral, umbilical, fontanel)
- Umbilical catheterization (UVC/UAC) continuous infusion and sampling.
- Umbilical pulses and movement of extremities
- Mouth movement
- Mechanical ventilation (A/C, SIMV, CPAP, BiPAP, PCV, VCV, NIPPV, PIP, PEEP >20 cmH2O)
- Measures properly on a Broselow™ tape
- Comes in different skin tones
More About MedVision
MedVision is a global company committed to the advancement of quality education in healthcare through medical simulators. The company’s ingenious designs and cutting-edge technologies define a range of adult, pediatric, neonatal and surgical simulators. MedVision creates innovations for life. A relatively new player in the simulation market in the United States, MedVision opened their U.S. headquarters in Tampa in November of 2020.
The company thrives in a constant cycle of designing and perfecting unique solutions and systems for modern high-tech medical education. MedVision is proud to work closely with healthcare professionals around the world to create successful simulation programs that will impact the quality and safety of patient care and help to improve outcomes. “Training today to save lives tomorrow.”
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.