Laerdal SimMan 3G Simulator
Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
Laerdal SimMan 3G Simulator
Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
Laerdal SimMan 3G Simulator
How do I set up for defibrillation?

Step 1 of 4: Locate the defibrillation adapter plates. These are two stud connectors located on the simulator torso.

Upper half of the simulator body with the two defibrillation connectors highlighted on the torso.
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How do I set up for defibrillation?

Step 2 of 4: Fit the defibrillation studs in place before using the defibrillator.

Studs being fitted on the defib connector.
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How do I perform defibrillation?

Step 3 of 4: Attach conductive defibrillation pads to simulator chest, covering pacing disks. Do not allow pads to touch ECG electrodes on chest. Doing so may cause injury or damage to simulator.

Adapter plate covering the defibrillation connector.
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How do I perform defibrillation?

Step 4 of 4: Add the defibrillation adapter cable that allows for the student to deliver live shocks. Do not apply the electric shock without this defibrillation adapter cable. If a live shock is delivered without this adapter cable, the chest skin will burn.

3D image replicated the adapter cable.
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What are the warnings for defibrillation?

Defibrillation Warnings:

  1. Only perform defibrillation on defib connectors.
  2. Do not exceed 3 shocks in 45 seconds followed by 1 minute of CPR.
  3. After 30 minutes of use, give a 15 minute rest period for shocking.
  4. Do not allow contact with other conductive surfaces.
  5. Do not defibrillate in conditions greater than 40°C.
  6. Do not defibrillate when the simulator is off.
  7. Do not press too hard on adapters.
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Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 1 of 10: Check that the simulator is on.

Power panel.
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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 2 of 10: Check that the simulator is not in sleep mode.

SimMan 3G will go into sleep mode after periods of inactivity to conserve battery life. Reactivate the simulator by pressing the On/Off button or using the Instructor Application.

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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 3 of 10: Check that the airway respiration rate (awRR) is not set to zero in the Instructor Application.

Instructor Interface in the Instructor Application.
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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 4 of 10: Check that airway Resistance and Compliance needs to be set to zero using the slider on the Airway & Breathing tab in the Instructor Application.

Airway & breathing tab in the Instructor application.
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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 5 of 10: Turn on the internal compressor by ensuring that "Turn off internal compressor" under Manikin setup in the "Tools" bar is unchecked.

Instructor Application with an unchecked box next to the 'Turn off internal compressor' field.
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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 6 of 10: Check whether the internal compressor is overheated. The internal compressor is located in the right leg of the simulator.

If the internal compressor is hot to the touch, wait approximately 20 minutes for it to cool down.

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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 7 of 10: Make sure that compliance and resistance sliders are set to zero on the Airway & Breathing tab in the Instructor Application.

Need decompression.
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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 8 of 10: Make sure needle decompression is not selected in the All learner events area of the Instructor Application.

Needle decompression.
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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 9 of 10: Check if the chest-rise bladder is leaking. The chest-rise bladders are located in the lower end of the chest plate and may rupture after a while. They can be accessed by removing the torso skin and raising the chest plate.

Also check if the tubing to the chest-rise bladder is twisted, kinked, or disconnected. If it is leaking, replace the chest-rise bladder.

Chest-rise bladder.
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What do I do if the chest won't move?

Step 10 of 10: Check the air tubing that runs through the simulator's torso between the chest rise bladder and the internal compressor for leakage. If there is a leak, contact Laerdal Technical Support for replacements.

Chest rise bladder inserted into the connector on the chest plate with the proper tubing extending below.
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What do I do if the lungs don't work?

Step 1 of 8: Check airway resistance. Make sure that it is not set to maximum in the Instructor Application. If the resistance is set above 0, the lung functioning will be affected.

Airway & Breathing tab in the Instructor Application.
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What do I do if the lungs don't work?

Step 2 of 8: Open the torso and chest to ensure that no cables are preventing the lungs from expanding. Also check that the lung bladders are properly connected and that the tubes are not twisted.

Lung bladder.
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What do I do if the lungs don't work?

Step 3 of 8: Check that the lung bladders are positioned correctly.

Lung bladders should be in a horizontal position. Make sure that the silicone string in the lung assembly falls between the folds of the lung bladder.

Lung bladder in place.
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What do I do if the lungs don't work?

Step 4 of 8: Check for ruptures in the lung bladders. If you find ruptures, replace the bladders.

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What do I do if the lungs don't work?

Step 5 of 8: Check that the two blue lung compliance O-rings on each lung are fitted correctly in place. If they are damaged, replace them.

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What do I do if the lungs don't work?

Step 6 of 8: Check for loose objects inside the airway that may block air flow. If you find any, remove them.

Simulator's airway.
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What do I do if the lungs don't work?

Step 7 of 8: When not ventilating the lungs, check for normal functioning.

If the lungs still do not function properly, foreign particles such as sand may have entered the mechanism controlling lung resistance.

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What do I do if the lungs don't work?

Step 8 of 8: Contact Laerdal Technical Service at:

US Technical Operations Center
Phone: 877-LAERDAL (523-7325)

Email: us-techsupport@laerdal.com

Service and Support Inquiries
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm EST
Saturday, 10am – 6pm EST

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Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
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How do I replace the simulator's chest skin?

Step 1 of 3: Unzip and roll the skin off of the simulator torso.

Simulator torso with the skin being unzipped.
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How do I replace the simulator's chest skin?

Step 2 of 3: Remove the skin flap in the lower torso that secures the chest skin.

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How do I replace the simulator's chest skin?

Step 3 of 3: Apply baby powder to the inside of the arms, torso, and legs on the new skin to reduce the friction between the simulator and the skin. Then, carefully put on the new skin.

To prevent tearing of the zippers, make sure to properly position the skin halves and hold them together while zipping them closed.

Simulator's torso skin opened.
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How do I change the genitalia?

Step 1 of 4: Remove the genitalia pad by gripping the pad at the top and pulling down.

Genitalia pad being removed.
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How do I change the genitalia?

Step 2 of 4: Disconnect any tubes and cables connecting the genitalia pad to the simulator.

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How do I change the genitalia?

Step 3 of 4: Connect the urine tube and catheterization sensor cable from inside the simulator's pelvis to the urine bladder module.

Urine tube and catheterization sensor cable inside the simulator connected to the genitalia pad.
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How do I change the genitalia?

Step 4 of 4: Place the new genitalia module back into the simulator's pelvis.

Simulator's new genitalia pad placed in the simulator's pelvis.
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How do I change the dentures?

Step 1 of 4: With one hand, pull back on the upper lip of the simulator's mouth.

Upper lip being pulled back.
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How do I change the dentures?

Step 2 of 4: With the other hand, pull upper teeth slightly forward and down.

Upper teeth being removed from the simulator's mouth.
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How do I change the dentures?

Step 3 of 4: Remove the teeth from the simulator's mouth.

Upper teeth being removed from the simulator's mouth.
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How do I change the dentures?

Step 4 of 4: Align the new set of teeth with gums and push them back until the teeth engage and lock onto the gums.

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How do I replace the Crico-tape under the skin on the neck?

Step 1 of 5: Remove the neck skin. Use the hook-and-loop or velcro fasteners behind the neck to do so.

Removal/refitting of the neck skin.
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How do I replace the Crico-tape under the skin on the neck?

Step 2 of 5: Remove the old Crico-tape from the neck.

This tape simulates the crycothyroid membrane and is pierced when an emergency airway is created during a simulation. The tape spans the hole in the simulator's throat and must be replaced before a new simulation session can be run.

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How do I replace the Crico-tape under the skin on the neck?

Step 3 of 5: Seal the opening with tape from the roll provided.

Neck opening being covererd with fresh tape.
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How do I replace the Crico-tape under the skin on the neck?

Step 4 of 5: Ensure the Crico-tape covers and seals the airway opening.

Crico-tape covering the neck opening.
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How do I replace the Crico-tape under the skin on the neck?

Step 5 of 5: Refit neck skin.

Crico-tape covering the neck opening
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Why can't I feel the pulses?

Step 1 of 1: Readjust skin over the pulses.

The skin may be too tight or too loose over the pulse units. By opening the skin and readjusting its fit over the pulse locations, you may be better able to feel the pulse units.

Pulse locations on the simulator.
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Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
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How do I catheterize the simulator using an IV Catheter?

Step 1 of 2: The SimMan 3G right arm IV comes with a US catheter type as a default. This catheter has one inlet for drug administration.

US IV catheter.
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How do I catheterize the simulator using an IV Catheter?

Step 2 of 2: The point where you attach the syringe must be close enough to the IV port for the simulator to recognize the RFID tag in the IV.

Simulator's US IV catheter and the range of the RFID Antenna.
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How do I catheterize the simulator using a Foley Catheter?

Step 1 of 1: A Foley Catheter may be used with a male or female genitalia module. When connecting the genitalia module, ensure that the module's urine tube and catheterization sensor cable are connected.

Always use a water-based lubricant when inserting a Foley Catheter.

US IV catheter.
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Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
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What do I do if fluids are leaking?

Step 1 of 3: If simulation blood is leaking from anywhere in the right leg, the blood reservoir may be torn and must be replaced. If you must replace the blood reservoir, contact Laerdal Technical Service.

SimMan's right leg.
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What do I do if fluids are leaking?

Step 2 of 3: Check if fluid and bleeding bags are leaking.

If clear fluids show signs of red discoloration, the fluid and bleedings bags are likely leaking and must be replaced. For replacements, contact Laerdal Technical Service.

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What do I do if fluids are leaking?

Step 3 of 3: Suspend use of the simulator and contact Laerdal Technical Service at:

US Technical Operations Center
Phone: 877-LAERDAL (523-7325)

Email: us-techsupport@laerdal.com

Service and Support Inquiries
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm EST
Saturday, 10am – 6pm EST

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What do I do if the fluid and drug concentrations registered inaccurately?

Step 1 of 2: Clean the IV arm with a 60% Isopropanol alcohol or 70% ethanol solution. Rub the solution on the surface of the IV arm to clean the external IV.

Fill a syringe with alcohol and administer it through the IV catheter to clean the IV internally.

Cleaning solution in a bucket and a syringe.
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What do I do if the fluid and drug concentrations registered inaccurately?

Step 2 of 2: Recalibrate the IV arm flowmeter. Select the "Tools > Maintenance" menu in the Instructor Application, then select the "Calibrate IV flowmeter" option.

Select "Calibrate IV flowmeter" then follow the instructions in the "Flowmeter calibration wizard".

US IV catheter.
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Why is it taking so long to fill the simulator with fluids?

Step 1 of 4: The blood filters must be replaced. Begin by turning off the simulator.

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Why is it taking so long to fill the simulator with fluids?

Step 2 of 4: Remove the genitalia with catheterization assembly for easy access.

Blood tube coming out of the hole from the genitalia pad.
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Why is it taking so long to fill the simulator with fluids?

Step 3 of 4: Disconnect the filter from the tubes and remove it.

Blood filter disconnected.

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Why is it taking so long to fill the simulator with fluids?

Step 4 of 4: Connect a new filter by reversing the previous steps.

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Why won't the simulator froth at the mouth?

Step 1 of 3: Check that you added a couple drops of soap to the clear fluid reservoir when filling the system to create the foam effect.

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Why won't the simulator froth at the mouth?

Step 2 of 3: Check the restrictor valve for blockage.

The restrictor valve for air froth is the leftmost of the fluid tubes on the back of the simulator's neck.

Froth tube highlighted.
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Why won't the simulator froth at the mouth?

Step 3 of 3: Flush the restrictor valve. To do so, open the restrictor valve for air froth (the leftmost valve of the fluid tubes) with an Allen wrench and allow the froth fluid to flow unrestricted through the tube until the simulator froths at the mouth.

Fluid tubes in the back of the simulator's neck.
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How do I unclog fluid tubes?

Step 1 of 6: Turn the simulator face down.

This will allow you to access the fluid tubes on the back of the neck

Simulator lying face down.

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How do I unclog fluid tubes?

Step 2 of 6: Remove the neck skin.

Neck sking being removed.

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How do I unclog fluid tubes?

Step 3 of 6: Pull open the skin on the back of the simulator's head to reveal the fluid tubes on the back of the neck.

Fluid tubes in the back of the simulator's neck.
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How do I unclog fluid tubes?

Step 4 of 6: Use an Allen wrench to loosen the screw for the tubes.

Fluid tubes in the back of the simulator's neck being loosened by the Allen wrench.
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How do I unclog fluid tubes?

Step 5 of 6: After loosening the valves on the fluid tubes, let the fluid flush through the tubes until it flows unrestricted through the specific output you are trying to flush (mouth, tears, ears, nose).

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How do I unclog fluid tubes?

Step 6 of 6: Use the Allen wrench to tighten the tube screws until the desired flow rate is achieved.

Fluid tubes screws in the back of the simulator's neck being tightened by the Allen wrench
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Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
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How do I replace the IO module in the leg?

Step 1 of 5: Roll up the skin over the leg to expose the IO module.

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How do I replace the IO module in the leg?

Step 2 of 5: Remove the tape securing the IO module and remove the module from the leg. Make sure there is no blood in the module before you remove it.

Leg I/O module being removed from the leg.
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How do I replace the IO module in the leg?

Step 3 of 5: Insert the new IO module.

New I/O module being inserted into the leg.
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How do I replace the IO module in the leg?

Step 4 of 5: Secure the new module in place with a length of tape.

New I/O module secured in place.
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How do I replace the IO module in the leg?

Step 5 of 5: Zip the leg skin back into place.

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How do I replace lung bladders?

Step 1 of 7: Open the torso skin, then move the stomach foam to the side.

Torso skin being opened.
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How do I replace lung bladders?

Step 2 of 7: Open the hinged chest plate upwards

Torso skin being opened.
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How do I replace lung bladders?

Step 3 of 7: Remove the chest compression spring.

Chest compression spring being removed.
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How do I replace lung bladders?

Step 4 of 7: Unhook the yellow lung compliance bands from each side of the lung assembly.

Lung compliance bands being removed from each side of the lung assembly.
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How do I replace lung bladders?

Step 5 of 7: Open the hinged lung plate.

The hinged lung plates are the two blue plates on either side of the chest cavity that conceal the lung bladders.

Hinged chest plate swung open.
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How do I replace lung bladders?

Step 6 of 7: Pull out the old lung.

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How do I replace lung bladders?

Step 7 of 7: Insert the new lung and perform the procedure in reverse to close the chest cavity.

Ensure that the O rings are in place securing the end of the new lung bladder to the connection socket

New lung being attached.
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How do I replace fluid filters?

Step 1 of 3: Disconnect the fluid tubes inside the simulator's leg.

Fluid tubes inside of the simulator's leg.
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How do I replace fluid filters?

Step 2 of 3: Remove the old filters from the connectors. The filters are at the lip of each connection.

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How do I replace fluid filters?

Step 3 of 3: Attach the new filters to the connectors inside the leg.

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How do I replace the chest rise bladder?

Step 1 of 4: Open the torso skin to expose the chest plate. The bladders are located on the side of the chest plate assembly.

Torso skin being opened.
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How do I replace the chest rise bladder?

Step 2 of 4: Disconnect the chest rise bladder tube. Discard the old bladder.

New chest rise bladder.
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How do I replace the chest rise bladder?

Step 3 of 4: Insert the new chest rise bladder.

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How do I replace the chest rise bladder?

Step 4 of 4: Reconnect the new chest rise bladder barb into the tubing where the old bladder was disconnected.

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How do I replace the pneumothorax bladder?

Step 1 of 4: Open the torso skin. The bladders are located in slots in the side of the chest plate assembly.

Torso skin being opened.
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How do I replace the pneumothorax bladder?

Step 2 of 4: Slide the pneumothorax bladder out of the chest plate.

Pneumothorax bladder being removed.
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How do I replace the pneumothorax bladder?

Step 3 of 4: Disconnect the pneumothorax bladder barbed end connector from the pneumothorax bladder. The ¼ opaque sylastic tubing should be connected to the highlighted portion of the bladder.

Discard the old pneumothorax bladder.

Pneumothorax bladder with the connector for the yellow cable highlighted.
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How do I replace the pneumothorax bladder?

Step 4 of 4: Insert the new pneumothorax bladder into the chest plate.

Reconnect the new bladder's barbed connection to the opaque tube.

Pneumothorax bladder being reinserted into the chest plate.
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How do I replace the chest drain?

Step 1 of 4: Open the torso skin and remove the chest drain module. The module is located on the left and right side of the simulator torso.

Chest drain module being removed from the simulator's torso.
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How do I replace the chest drain?

Step 2 of 4: Remove the old pleura skin from the chest drain module.

The chest drain module's pleura skin should be replaced after each session of use.

Pleura skin on the chest drain module.
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How do I replace the chest drain?

Step 3 of 4: Place the new pleura skin on the chest drain module.

Pleura skin on the chest drain module.
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How do I replace the chest drain?

Step 4 of 4: Reinsert the chest drain module into the simulator's torso.

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How do I replace the sternal IO unit?

Step 1 of 2: Lift the old module out of the chest.

Sternal I/O module being lifted out.
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How do I replace the sternal IO unit?

Step 2 of 2: Insert the new module into the chest. Secure the new IO module in place and replace the torso skin.

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What do I do if I have problems with pneumothorax bladders?

Check the tubing connection at the base of the bladder.

The white opaque tube with a barb connector should be attached to the connector on the pneumothorax bladder.

Pneumothorax bladder properly connected in the chest.
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Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
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What do I do if the RFID drugs do not register?

Step 1 of 3: Ensure the IV catheter is in range of the RFID antenna.

The IV insertion point must be within range of the RFID antenna for the RFID tag to register.

Extension tubing.
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What do I do if the RFID drugs do not register?

Step 2 of 3: Reposition the RFID tag on the device.

Ensure that the RFID tag itself is positioned so that when the device is near the Right Arm IV, the RFID tag is within 10 cm range of the RFID antenna.

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What do I do if the RFID drugs do not register?

Step 3 of 3: Recalibrate the IV arm flowmeter.

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How do I administer IV fluids?

Step 1 of 4: Attach the IV overflow tube to the drain under the simulator's right arm.

IV overflow tube being inserting into the drain.
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How do I administer IV fluids?

Step 2 of 4: Begin priming the IV arm system for use by injecting 50 ml of purified water in a continuous stream into the IV system.

Priming the IV arm before administering any simulated drugs helps prevent backflow

Syringe at the simulator's right arm IV.
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How do I administer IV fluids?

Step 3 of 4: Drain the excess fluid from the IV arm after flushing it.

IV overflow tube protruding from the drain.
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How do I administer IV fluids?

Step 4 of 4: Attach the IV overflow tube to the fluid drain under the simulator's right arm before each session.

During each session, allow excess fluid to drain into a container during the simulation.

Fluid drain with the tube inserted.
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How do I identify different IV drugs?

Step 1 of 2: Ensure that the RFID meds are inserted into the injection port on the IV that is on the simulator's arm.

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How do I identify different IV drugs?

Step 2 of 2: Ensure that the RFID meds are inserted into the top injection port on the IV that is perpendicular to the arm

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How do I clean the IV arm?

Step 1 of 4: Power on the simulator, then flush the IV arm with a solution of 60% Isopropanol alcohol or 70% ethanol.

The IV arm should be flushed after every session or day of use. The simulator should always be powered on when injecting fluid into the IV.

A bucket labeled with the cleaning solution proportions and a syringe labeled '50 ml alcohol'.
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How do I clean the IV arm?

Step 2 of 4: Fill a syringe with 50 ml of alcohol and administer it through the IV catheter.

Do not apply force when administering fluids or drugs to the IV arm. Doing so may cause damage to the flowmeter.

Syringe in the IV arm.
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How do I clean the IV arm?

Step 3 of 4: Calibrate the IV arm flowmeter.

In the Instructor Application, select the Tools> Maintenance menu, then select the option to "Calibrate the IV Flowmeter."

Note that the flowmeter should be calibrated before running a scenario to ensure the scenario flows properly.

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How do I clean the IV arm?

Step 4 of 4: Follow the onscreen instructions in the Flowmeter calibration wizard.

A confirmation message will appear if the calibration was successful.

Screenshot of the onscreen Flowmeter calibration wizard.
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Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide
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What do I do if the software system fails?

Step 1 of 2: Restart your computer.

The instructor PC.
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What do I do if the software system fails?

Step 2 of 2: If the system shutdown causes all data to be lost or corrupted, download the SimMan 3G recovery file at http://www.laerdal.com or visit the SUN user site: http://simulation.laerdal.com.

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What do I do if the WLAN connection is lost?

Step 1 of 6: Check to see if the instructor PC is receiving the correct signal from the manikin. Restart the program, and if that does not work, restart the instructor PC.

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What do I do if the WLAN connection is lost?

Step 2 of 6: Ensure that the WPA security keys are not the same for multiple simulators.

The default WPA password is SimMan 3G. To change this, edit the password identified between the <WPAPSK> and </WPAPSK> tags in the xml file. Retrieve this xml file from the USB connector inside the simulator torso.

XML text being edited in Notepad.
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What do I do if the WLAN connection is lost?

Step 3 of 6: If you are operating more than one simulator, change the simulator names. If multiple simulators share the same name, the WLAN connections will overlap.

To change the Simulator display name, edit the name between the <SSID> </SSID> tags in Notepad.

XML text being edited in Notepad.
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What do I do if the WLAN connection is lost?

Step 4 of 6: Check if the WLAN dongle inside the simulator is properly connected to the USB cable marked WLAN and not to the auxiliary USB connector.

WLAN dongle inside the simulator.
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What do I do if the WLAN connection is lost?

Step 5 of 6: Check network settings by attaching an empty USB memory stick to the auxiliary USB connector and removing it after 30 seconds.

Open the xml file that is generated and ensure that network settings are set to the correct channel. The channel setting is the number between the <Channel> and </Channel> tags in Notepad.

WLAN channel settings in Notepad.
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What do I do if the WLAN connection is lost?

Step 6 of 6: As a last resort, return the simulator to factory defaults. This can be done by connecting an external DVD drive to the auxiliary USB connector and inserting the recovery DVD (downloadable from the web).

Start up the simulator. The recovery process will take a considerable amount of time. Vocal feedback will be played through the simulator's head speaker.

Once the recovery is completed, the simulator software may have to be updated. To update the simulator software, see Maintenance Section: Updating the Simulator Software in the User Manual.

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What do I do if the WLAN connection won't work?

Step 1 of 4: Test the WLAN feature with another computer. This will allow you to rule out a computer-related malfunction.

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What do I do if the WLAN connection won't work?

Step 2 of 4: Check that WLAN is enabled in the Instructor Application on the PC.

Also, check that WLAN is not disabled by the driver and that the PC's wireless capabilities are turned on.

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What do I do if the WLAN connection won't work?

Step 3 of 4: Check that the WLAN is set up with the correct network (SimMan3G.WPA2/PSK-AES preshared key SimMan 3G) settings.

The default setting is to use this network address automatically.

For more information on Wireless and LAN configuration, see the SimMan3G Network Configuration Tool Help file (Press the <F1> key on the PC keyboard). The Help is accessible when the software is running on the instructor PC.

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What do I do if the WLAN connection won't work?

Step 4 of 4: Disable the sleep or hibernate features on the PC.

WLAN adapter drivers and utilities may come equipped with features that allow intelligent control of the radio. These features may automatically shut down the adapter, and this typically occurs after the computer has been in sleep or hibernate mode.

You may need to disable such features in the Instructor PC. Consider removing Original Equipment Manufacturer utilities (i.e., the software that the PC came preloaded with from the manufacturer) altogether and choose Windows built-in features instead.

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How do I change WLAN settings?

Step 1 of 2: Start the simulator and wait until the simulator shows signs of breathing.

Simulator on a gurney.
Laerdal SimMan 3G Simulator
How do I change WLAN settings?

Step 2 of 2: Open the Network Configuration window to adjust the manikin's network configuration settings. For more information on Wireless and LAN configuration, see the SimMan3G Network Configuration Tool Help file (Press the <F1> key on the PC keyboard). The Help is accessible when the software is running on the instructor PC.

Network Configuration window.
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How do I disable WLAN?

Step 1 of 2: The wireless network may be disabled in AP mode. This can be achieved by using the SimMan 3G Network Configuration Tool. When using the manikin in environments where use of WLAN transmitters are prohibited (such as on an aircraft), contact your local service representative for instructions on how to turn off radio transmission.

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How do I disable WLAN?

Step 2 of 2: If you want to operate the manikin without a router, attach a through adapter between the two Ethernet cables connected to the router (eliminating the router). Disconnect the power supply to the router by unplugging the power cable. Only the instructor PC will work in this configuration, the Patient Monitor will not be connected.

Simulator's power panel.
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What do I do if the patient monitor touch screen is not working?

Step 1 of 1: Reset the tablet PC.

Sometimes the touch screen function will not work. This error typically occurs after the tablet PC has been in sleep mode.

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What do I do if the simulator is acting unpredictably?

Step 1 of 2: Check that all cables, tubes, and connectors are properly connected and aligned in all areas of the simulator.

The font of the simulator.
Laerdal SimMan 3G Simulator
What do I do if the simulator is acting unpredictably?

Step 2 of 2: Check for fluid leakages.

The simulator's fluid reservoirs in the right leg may be leaking and require replacement. There may also be leaks in the cables and tubes that connect the fluid reservoirs to the rest of the simulator. If this is the case, contact Laerdal Technical Support.

Fluid reservoirs.
Laerdal SimMan 3G Simulator
What do I do if the simulator is unresponsive during shutdown?

Step 1 of 1: Press and hold the On/Off button on the simulator's power panel for 10 seconds.

The power panel on the right side of the simulator's torso.
Procedural and Troubleshooting Guide

For additional information on the AFMMAST Program, contact us at aetc.sgr@us.af.mil.