"Harvey®" The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator

This full-size manikin realistically simulates nearly any cardiac disease at the touch of a button by varying blood pressure, pulses, heart sounds, murmurs and breath sounds. "Harvey" is the longest continuous university-based simulation project in medical education, and no other simulator represents cardiac bedside findings to the level of detail and fidelity found in "Harvey."

Harvey ® The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator

The "Harvey®" The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator.
Covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,316,568.

The features embodied in the "Harvey" are dramatic and include:

  • Portable for stationary or in situ training
  • Total disease states of 30
  • Digitally driven pulses and impulses in 12 areas
  • Total cardiac auscultatory areas of 9
  • Normal & abnormal breath sounds in 6 areas
  • Ability to modify the amplitude & intensity of all findings
  • Ability to "talk," allowing history-taking
  • "Flashcard" software system to simplify upgrades
  • Cost effective


"Harvey" provides a comprehensive cardiology curriculum by realistically simulating 30 conditions. It is structured to begin with common, less complex conditions and progress to more rare and complex diseases.

  • Mitral Stenosis with mild tricuspid regurgitation
  • Mitral Stenosis & Regurgitation
  • Aortic Regurgitation, chronic
  • Aortic Regurgitation, acute
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Acute Pericarditis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Introductory Program
  • Normal
  • Innocent Murmur
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Hypertension
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction
  • Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, isolated click & murmur
  • Mitral Regurgitation, chronic
  • Mitral Regurgitation, mild
  • Mitral Regurgitation, acute
  • Mitral Stenosis with severe tricuspid regurgitation

Instructional Materials

  • Each institution is provided with an INSTRUCTOR GUIDE that outlines the optimal use of "Harvey," based on our nearly 40-year experience and a worldwide survey of "Harvey" users.
  • LEARNER MANUALS are provided that cover all of the bedside findings for each disease in "Harvey." They include graphics of the heart sounds and murmurs with explanations of their pathophysiology. A nurses learner manual created specifically for their needs is also provided.
  • Completely updated self-assessment POWERPOINT SLIDE PROGRAMS for each disease are provided with "Harvey." They cover the history, all bedside findings, ECGs, X-rays, echocardiograms, hemodynamics, angiograms, medical and surgical therapy, pathology, epidemiology and case summary.
  • The completely updated UMEDIC MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER CURRICULUM IN CARDIOLOGY is also available for use with "Harvey" and is the preferred method of instruction. These programs are interactive, provide self-testing and track learner performance. A multicenter study has demonstrated a highly significant increase in the bedside skills of learners using the system. While "Harvey" teaches without an instructor as a stand-alone unit, it is more effective for self-learning and saves more instructor time when linked to the UMedic system.
  • The histories in the PowerPoint and UMedic programs provide a basis for Standardized Patient (SP) instructional materials that can be used for the "talking" feature of "Harvey." Materials from an established SP program can also be used.

Learning Enviroment

"Harvey" is portable and may be used in any environment in which a patient may be examined. Small groups with stethophones may learn without an instructor by using the slide programs or the UMedic system. If the area is only for "Harvey," it should be about the size of a patient's small hospital room, so that space is available for "Bedside Rounds." "Harvey" may also be used in Clinical Skills or Simulation Training Centers or SP training areas. Larger groups may learn in a lecture hall by using stethophones for auscultation and video projection for observing other physical findings. Most important, the main location should be convenient for both students and the person-in-charge. Even though "Harvey" functions as a self-learning device, the nearby presence and availability of knowledgeable faculty and staff will further ensure a successful program.

Harvey self learning

Instructor using Harvey in lecture setting

Harvey self learning

Self-learning with Harvey linked to UMedic

Harvey self learning

Instructor in small group session

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