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CU uses high-tech tools to train nurses


The Cumberland University Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions uses life-size computer controlled mannequins for childbirth simulations. The life-size Sim-Mom is a high-tech, full-body birthing simulator that functions like a human. Nursing students can attend to the patient closely, and monitor her blood pressure and other vitals.

Sim-Mom is used in the nursing curriculum to simulate a realistic birthing experience. The scenarios provide students with invaluable training that prepare future nurses with the experience and confidence they need when they enter into a real world situation. The training can even help nurses save lives.

The mannequin is primarily used to train student nurses for common labor and delivery. Students can learn how to manage patients who may be experiencing high blood pressure or other common situations that birthing mothers may have.

The Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions is fortunate to have Sim-Mom. The funds that made the purchase possible were raised primarly from the annual Notes for Nurses event that take place each fall at the Lebanon Airport.

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Nursing professors, Patricia Davis-Scott, Trudy Wright and A.J. Donadio being trained on the new birth simulator led by...

Posted by Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing & Health Professions on Wednesday, March 25, 2015



[Rudy School of Nursing]

[Notes for Nurses]

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