Press Release: Laerdal Introduces SimJunior

SimJunior is an interactive paediatric patient simulator that allows healthcare professionals to train for a broad range of skills in order to gain exposure and practical experience to life threatening paediatric problems.

Wappingers Falls, New York (January 2011)


Laerdal Medical in alliance with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed the SimJunior paediatric patient simulator and associated courseware. This collaboration will allow for new opportunities to integrate the latest technologies into paediatric training programs.

SimJunior represents a 6 year old and simulates a wide range of conditions - from a healthy, talking child to an unresponsive critical patient with no vital signs. From the accident scene, ED or PICU, the SimJunior simulator allows for hands-on training in realistic settings. Participants can practice all aspects of paediatric care from blood pressure assessment and airway management to critical conditions such as convulsions and tongue oedema.

In addition to the SimJunior simulator, the AAP has developed scenarios mapped directly to its paediatric life support courses and offerings, including Paediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP). These scenarios facilitate delivery of consistent simulations, reinforcing the AAP course curricula and enabling instructors to easily integrate simulation into paediatric training programs. Pairing SimJunior and courseware validated by the AAP allows learners to master the skills needed to care for paediatric patients and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Information about SimJunior is now available through Laerdal Medical’s website or its local sales representatives. Courseware will be available in Q2 2011 on SimCenter (


About Laerdal Medical

Laerdal Medical, one of the world's leading providers of Healthcare Solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilisation, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Patient Care, Self-Directed Learning, and Medical Education. Additionally, a complete line of Education and Technical Services, Courseware and Consulting Services is also available. Laerdal is pleased to serve all healthcare providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professional.

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