Gaumard Scientific Completes First U.S. Installations of New Victoria Birthing Simulator
Today I received word that Gaumard’s new birthing manikin “Victoria S2200” has been successfully installed in the first of many simulation centers. Think of Victoria as the “2.0” version of Noelle – with features looking so lifelike you are sure to keep questioning if what you are seeing is actually a manikin. Victoria can simulate low and high risk deliveries with an endless variation of clinical presentations and she can do so with precise repeatability. The patented fetal delivery system, powerful control software and a library of preprogrammed scenarios combine to allow learners to resolve situations in a safe environment, improve performance in specific situations and gain valuable experience. As a manufacturing pioneer in realistic manikin skins, it’s no wonder that Gaumard continues to push our industry to new heights. I hope to see Victoria at ASPIH UK this November, and for sure at IMSH 2015 New Orleans!
- Adena Health System, PACCAR Medical Education Center, Chillicothe, Ohio
- Carolinas HealthCare System, Carolinas Simulation Center, Charlotte, N.C.
- Billings Clinic, Simulation and Experiential Learning Lab (SELL), Billings, Montana
Introduced earlier this year, Victoria is the latest addition to the family of NOELLE maternal and neonatal care simulators. Victoria has a patented, precision life-like delivery and birthing mechanism that births a life-like, full-term baby with sophisticated monitoring capabilities. The Victoria system includes comprehensive clinical scenarios, including shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage. With articulating endoskeletons and silky smooth elastomeric skin, Victoria is the most realistic, fully tetherless and wireless maternal/fetal simulator for use in actual point of care training.
John Eggert, Gaumard’s executive vice president, said: “Hospital administrators, insurance companies and educators are looking for ways to improve patient care, reduce medical errors and reduce costs, especially in the area of obstetrics. More than 200,000 Americans die from preventable medical errors each year, and the cost to the healthcare system exceeds $17 billion. One third of medical errors by trainees involved the care of obstetrics and gynecology patients. When medical errors happen in obstetrics, settlements of cases may cost millions of dollars. Victoria represents true innovation in patient simulation based on input we obtained from health care educators worldwide. Most importantly, Victoria enables the simulation of care as it would be in real practice and stands as a platform on which Gaumard will develop other simulation applications.”
About Gaumard Scientific
Gaumard Scientific Company has designed, manufactured and marketed simulators for health care education for more than 60 years. Users worldwide – the military, emergency medical services, major teaching hospitals and nursing schools – recognize Gaumard products for their innovation in simulation in the pre-hospital, obstetrics and gynecology, surgical and nursing care segments. In 2000, Gaumard launched the revolutionary family of NOELLE maternal and neonatal care simulators that changed the way training is conducted. In 2004, Gaumard pioneered the use of fully tetherless technology with the introduction of the family of HAL simulators. In 2014, the company introduced Victoria™, its most advanced, mobile maternal/fetal simulator as part of the NOELLE family. Gaumard manufactures its products at its world headquarters in Miami.
For more information, visit Gaumard’s Victoria Page!
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 co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is cited as a key source for professional certification in the industry. 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 and his wife Abigail Baily, PhD live in Las Vegas, Nevada with their two amazing daughters.