"Harvey" Compared to Other Simulators
If you are developing a Simulation or Clinical Skills Center, you will want to know what simulators are available and how they compare.
In addition, if you decide to get "Harvey," our being a "sole source" can expedite the process.
"Harvey" does different things than other commonly used simulators. We are often asked about Laerdal's Sim-Man and Meti's simulators. These simulators are used for clinical procedures such as airway training. "Harvey" is not for clinical procedures. Meti is used extensively for anesthesiology and critical care training. We use Sim-Man extensively to train over 10,000 course registrants annually in our emergency medical skills programs. We are a model center for Laerdal and help train their user institutions to teach with their simulator.
If you want to teach cardiopulmonary bedside skills, "Harvey" can be considered as a "sole source" product.
The unique features include:
- State-of-the-art technology and easy portability.
- Both cardiac and pulmonary findings in one simulator.
- The number of diseases, precordial impulses and auscultatory areas simulated.
- A 40-year track record at medical centers worldwide.
- Developed and routinely updated at a university center with the input of an international consortium of physicians and educators.
- Proved to teach skills that transfer to real patients.
- Recommended by the American College of Cardiology Task Force on Teaching.
- Accompanying software that is interactive, student-centered and reflects the latest instructional and best-evidence principles.
- Availability of the UMedic Mulitmedia Cardiology Curriculum that can be installed on your network, saves instructor time and presents the entire patient evaluation.
- The ability to use as a standardized patient for the history.
In summary, if you want to teach and assess cardiopulmonary bedside skills for students, residents, practicing physicians, nurses and physician assistants, "Harvey" will do the job.