Available Skin TonesEnhancing Realism
Improving cultural competence and patient care
As the patient population grows and becomes more diverse, learners must be prepared to treat patients of all backgrounds and provide culturally responsible care. Simulation training is often celebrated for the opportunity it creates for learners to assess, diagnose and treat a patient from beginning to end. By adding to a simulation real-world demographics, including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and geographical location, the patient interaction is made even more realistic.
Many of Laerdal’s versatile task trainers, manikins, and patient simulators are available in a range of skin tones that reflect the diversity of real patients. Using a solution with a different skin tone can enhance the realism of a scenario, while reinforcing the impact of cultural characteristics on a patient’s care.
Product solutions with skin tone options
SimNewB® is a newborn tetherless simulator co-created with the American Academy of Pediatrics, designed to help improve neonatal resuscitation and to meet the specific learning objectives of neonatal resuscitation protocols. Focusing on the first 10 minutes of life, SimNewB provides realistic training for critical interventions such as lung recruitment maneuvers and advanced airway management.