Three women hover over a manikin on a bed.

Members of Lakehead University’s school of nursing in Thunder Bay, Ont. administer CPR to Jim, a life-like simulation manikin from CAE Healthcare. (Sarah Law/CBC)


A simulation manikin at Lakehead University that breathes, talks, and moves is giving nursing students a hands-on experience in handling Code Blue—a code typically used for medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest—scenarios. Jim the simulation manikin has LED screens for eyes that can be altered to mimic medical conditions, a fluctuating heartbeat and pulse, and the ability to offer comments when asked about his condition. “We can simulate just about anything that you would see on an adult patient in the clinical setting,” said Lakehead Nursing Simulation Lab Co-ordinator Caroline Sabotig. “We can populate the different pulses and we can do any sorts of assessments, injections, and all the skills that students would be expected to perform in the clinical setting.”


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