January 15, 2024By Lance Baily

3 Reasons to Stop by Laerdal Booth at IMSH 2024

Laerdal is one of the world’s premiere vendors of medical simulation and clinical education equipment. Laerdal is a Platinum Sponsor of #IMSH2024. Are you attending IMSH 2024 in San Diego? If yes, the Laerdal team is excited to connect with you and hear all the details about the successes and challenges you’re experiencing in your simulation program. This HealthySimulation.com article will explore the Laerdal opportunities at #IMSH2024.

This year, the Laerdal booth will include a theater space where you’ll have an opportunity to immersive yourself in the latest training solutions designed to elevate your training efforts – among them, two brand new simulators. Here are 3 reasons to stop by Laerdal Booth #601 in between sessions to visit the action-packed theater.

1. Experience How You Can Facilitate Training For Critically-ill Patients With The Most Advanced SimMan Yet.

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Providing your learners with comprehensive and effective simulation training can help prepare them to deliver the best possible patient care for life-threatening critical and respiratory conditions. Conducting simulations in situ, or in the actual clinical environment, provides the added benefit of increased realism and ability to practice in your own space, with your own equipment.

Laerdal is excited to set a new industry standard by combining critical care and respiratory training – including basic to advanced ventilation management – in a single simulator: SimMan Critical Care. The new SimMan will make it easier to perform in situ simulations focusing on critical care and respiratory training. Visit the Laerdal theater to immerse yourself in a scenario featuring the new SimMan Critical Care during these times:

           Sunday, January 21: 12:30PM – 3:30PM

           Monday, January 22: 1PM – 4PM

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2. Discover How You Can Ensure New Nurse Readiness Through A Turnkey Simulation Program

According to a 2023 survey, 32.8% of newly-hired RNs left their positions within a year.1 This is often due to high levels of stress and lack of support.2 New nurse onboarding programs have been shown to be critical to a successful transition to practice.3 Incorporating simulation in an onboarding program has been shown to help new nurse graduates “see the big picture” of patient care4, reduce their anxiety, and increase their ability to think critically instead of becoming scared and flustered in high-stakes situations.5 And, Using simulation as part of a new nurse onboarding program has been shown to reap benefits in ROI, turnover, and even patient outcomes.6

Visit the Laerdal theater to watch how the turnkey Accelerate Program: Nurse Onboarding can help you overcome challenges to building simulation into your onboarding program:

           Sunday, January 21, 4:30PM – 6PM

           Monday, January 22, 9AM – 11AM

3. Explore How You Can Build Preparedness For Maternal Emergencies With The New MamaAnne

The United States is facing a maternal health crisis that has been worsening over time.7 The maternal mortality rate for 2021 was 32.9 deaths per 100,000 live births, compared with a rate of 23.8 in 2020 and 20.1 in 2019.8

Four in five pregnancy-related deaths are preventable.9 Laerdal is striving to make an impact on this number with our latest obstetric simulator: MamaAnne.

MamaAnne has been designed to cover the mother’s labor and delivery journey, from maternal initial assessment to postnatal care. In addition to encouraging respectful care and “keeping normal birth normal,” multi-professional birthing teams can run drills on the simulator for obstetric emergencies, including the top causes of maternal mortality: postpartum hemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, sepsis, obstructed labor, and the fundamental necessity of effective communication in the delivery room.

Watch MamaAnne in a postpartum hemorrhage scenario as part of the Accelerate program on Tuesday, January 23 from 11AM – 2PM. And, don’t miss a product overview of MamaAnne on Monday, January 22 from 11AM – 12PM.

View the LEARN CE/CME Platform Webinar Competency-Based Clinical Education Solutions from Laerdal Medical to learn more!

Bonus: Don’t Miss Laerdal’s Learning Lab: Competency-based Education: Using Simulation as Steppingstones Toward Practice Readiness Tuesday, January 23, 10AM​

Nursing Education is in a paradigm shift from a focus on curriculum structures and processes that drive teaching and learning to now one of competencies. Simulation and experiential learning will be powerful teaching tools in defining the path towards competency-based education (CBE). This session will engage participants to explore the concept of competency-based education by actively achieving a competency during the session. Participants will align benchmarks, milestones, and formative assessments to simulation activities that support learner development in building competency. The focus of this session aims to: 1) engage attendees to view the shift of competency-based education from both a learner and educator lens and 2) facilitate a dialogue that acknowledges learner and educator challenges alike and 3) inspire a pathway utilizing simulation-based strategies that build toward a competency-based trajectory. ​


  • Discuss the paradigm shift toward competency-based education in nursing.​
  • Appreciate the impact of building competence with clear opportunities for assessment, coaching and independent practice. ​
  • Identify simulation-based teaching strategies that help to build learners toward practice readiness.​

Learn more about what Laerdal has in store for you in their booth at IMSH 2024 here!


  1. NSI Nursing Solutions, Inc. (2023). 2023 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report. Retrieved from https://www.nsinursingsolutions.com/Documents/Library/NSI_National_Health_Care_Retention_Report.pdf
  2. Robinson, C. (2023). UF Nursing Researchers Explore Tactics to Combat First-Year Nurse Burnout. NurseJournal. Retrieved from https://nursejournal.org/articles/university-of-florida-nurse-burnout/
  3. Spector, N., Blegen, M. A., Silvestre, J., Barnsteiner, J., Lynn, M. R., Ulrich, B., Fogg, L., & Alexander, M. (2015). Transition to practice study in hospital settings. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5(4), 24–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2155-8256(15)30031-4
  4. Thomas, C. M., & Mraz, M. A. (2017). Exploration into how simulation can effect new graduate transition. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13(10), 465–470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.05.013
  5. Sparacino, L. (2016). Faculty’s role in assisting New Graduate Nurses’ adjustment to practice. SAGE Open Nursing, 2,237796081663518. https://doi.org/10.1177/2377960816635182
  6. Jones, S., Deckers, C. M., Strand, D., Bissmeyer, H., Bowman, W., & Mathe, D. G. (2017). Succession Planning: Creating A Case for Hiring New Graduates. Nursing economic$, 35(2), 64–87.
  7. Gunja, M. Z., Gumas, E.D., & Williams, R.D. II. (2022). The U.S. maternal mortality crisis continues to worsen: An international comparison. Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from https://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2022/us-maternal-mortality-crisis-continues-worsen-international-comparison
  8. Hoyert, D.L. (2021). Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2021. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/maternal-mortality/2021/maternal-mortality-rates-2021.htm
  9. Four in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable. (2022). CDC. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p0919-pregnancy-related-deaths.html

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