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SimMan® Essential

A realistic, full-body adult, wireless patient simulator, SimMan® Essential offers comprehensive clinical functionality to teach the core skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management. 

A cost effective simulation solution for multiple healthcare disciplines

Offering educators realistic and engaging scenario-based simulation to challenge and evaluate critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills, SimMan Essential provides numerous educational opportunities for its users.

The wireless configuration of SimMan Essential makes it possible to move quickly to wherever your training will be most efficient and realistic. From an emergency situation in a remote location through the process of definitive care in a hospital, from a war-torn battlefield to a busy hospital ward – SimMan Essential injects a greater realism into scenario based training.

Running simulation with EMS or Military teams?

For specialist training with military and EMS teams, we recommend SimMan Essential Bleeding which incorporates an internal bleeding system. This offers unique benefits for field-based trauma training.

SimMan Essential is robust and reliable so it will withstand the rigor of extensive use in field-based simulations.

Operate using LLEAP

Operate this simulator, as well as all other Laerdal PC-operated simulators, with LLEAP software. LLEAP brings simplicity to running simulation training and efficiencies to the management and development of scenarios.

From basic assessment scenarios to highly complex clinical cases, LLEAP offers ease of use while delivering the performance required by even the most experienced simulation user.

Creating An Environment For Success

From simulation novices to sophisticated developers, SimCenter has the tools and services to help users realise their full potential. Visit to learn how to optimise your simulation training.

A realistic, full-body adult, wireless patient simulator, SimMan Essential offers comprehensive clinical functionality to teach the core skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management. 


Multiple airway skills/features

  • Controllable open/closed airway; automatically or manually controlled

  • Head tilt/Chin lift

  • Jaw thrust w/articulated jaw

  • Suctioning (Oral and Nasopharyngeal)

  • Bag-mask ventilation

  • Orotracheal intubation

  • Nasotracheal intubation

  • Combitube, LMA, and other airway placement

  • Endotracheal tube intubation

  • Retrograde intubation

  • Fiberoptic intubation

  • Transtracheal jet ventilation

  • Needle cricothyrotomy

  • Surgical cricothyrotomy

  • Variable airway resistance on/off

  • Right main stem intubation

  • Stomach distention

  • Decreased range of cervical motion


  • Blinking eyes

  • Eyes open, closed and partially open

  • Eye inserts, manually change pupils

Vascular access

  • IV arm (right arm) Establish IV

  • Intraosseous access (tibia and sternum)

Breathing features

  • Simulated spontaneous breathing

  • Bilateral and unilateral chest rise and fall

  • CO2 exhalation

  • Normal and abnormal breath sounds

    • 5 anterior auscultation sites
    • 6 posterior auscultation sites


  • Manual drug recognition

  • Exentensive


Circulation features

  • BP measured manually by auscultation of Korotkoff sounds

  • Carotid, femoral, radial, dorsalis pedis, posterior tibialis pulses and brachialis (only left side) synchronized with ECG

  • Pulse strength variable with BP

  • Pulse Palpation is detected and logged

Cardiac features

  • Extensive ECG library

  • Heart sounds – four anterior locations

  • ECG rhythm monitoring (4 wire)

  • 12 lead ECG display

  • Defibrillation and cardioversion

  • Pacing

System features

  • Wireless tablet PC controls simulator remotely

  • Control multiple manikins from one interface

  • Control simulations from anywhere on your network

  • Multiple interfaces can control/observe a single simulation

  • Instructor Mode

    • Precise control “on the fly”
    • Design and program custom scenarios
    • Create custom events
    • Run pre-packaged scenarios
    • Runs all SimMan and SimMan 3G scenarios and Patient Cases
  • Auto Mode

    • Physiological and pharmacological models run pre-packaged simulations
    • Unique, simple slider control difficulty and pace
  • Simulation controls:Profile Editor

    • Fast forward, Pause, Rewind, Save/Restore
  • Future prediction and patient outcome display
  • Integrated video debriefing
  • Data logging

  • Instructor comments

  • Works with existing SimMan 3G Scenarios

Other features

  • Foley catheterization

  • Bowel Sounds – four quadrants

  • Patient Voice

    • Pre-recorded sounds
    • Custom sounds
    • Instructor can simulate patient’s voice wirelessly
  • Instructor Communication

    • Multiple instructors communicate using integrated voice over IP

Patient Monitor (Optional)

  • Wireless

  • Highly configurable

  • X-Ray Display

  • 12 Lead ECG Display

  • Custom Image Display

  • Custom Video Display

  • Oxygen saturation and waveform

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