Replacing Air Intake Fittings for SimMan
This is one for the Sim Techs out there! Cyle Sprick, Director of the Sim Unit at Flinders University School of Medicine wrote in to share his new blog True Plastic Surgery, which has some great technical content for Sim Techs. My favorite so far is his post on ‘Replacing Air Fittings for SimMan Manikins‘.
It’s a really detailed technical article covering some very key specifics with regards to the parts and process of replacing these connections:
“We frequently move our manikins from place to place and were having a problem with the push-on fittings used by the Laerdal manikins. Over time, the tube would get damaged and not release properly. So we needed to add a new type of quick release to solve the problem.”
“Replication of the regulator box was accomplished using an SMC AR20-02H-01 regulator (0.2MPa spring) with appropriate fittings and pressure gauge. The output is set to 110-120 kpa per the Laerdal regulator box spec (1.1 Bar +- 10% = 15.95psi (109 kPa)). The double lumen tube that connects to the manikins connects to a bulkhead fitting from Colder (PTC16020) with 1/8″ hose barbs. These will take a 6mm OD push-on hose with a bit of heat and persuasion.”
Read the full article here and check out Cyle’s other great posts including different IV arms for Laerdal med-fidelity manikins.
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 Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.