CAE Human Patient Simulator (HPSX)

The latest model (HPSX), CAE Human Patient Simulator (with HPS6/MUSE software options) is the top-of-the-range, fully automatic, high-fidelity patient simulator specifically designed for training in anaesthesia, respiratory medicine and critical care nursing.

The HPSX is the only patient simulator that provides real-time respiratory gas exchange, meaningful model related capnography, anaesthesia delivery and agent monitoring, and patient monitoring with actual physiological clinical monitors and transducers for ECG, heart rate/pulse, cardiac output & wedge pressure (& therefore haemodynamic analysis), CVP, ABP, NIBP, PAP, temperature and gas analysis (O2 saturations & capnography).

Examples of some of the features:

1. A library of over 300 scenarios comprising;- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS, 10 scenarios), Allied Health (20 scenarios), Anaesthesia (30 scenarios), Critical Care Scenarios (CCS, 8 scenarios), Obstetrics (8 scenarios) and Paediatrics (13 scenarios), Programme for Nursing Curriculum Integration (PNCI, 90 scenarios) and the Patient-centred Acute Care Training (PACT, 20 scenarios) plus over 100 adult and 25 paediatric specially designed scenarios.

2. A library of 58 drugs that can be administered as a bolus/injection or via syringe pumps.

3. Light reactive pupils that automatically dilate and constrict or can be set to fully blown pupil(s) or fixed from 2mm – 8mm independently or for both eyes.

4. Variable lung compliances, tidal volumes and airways resistance.

5. Trauma features such as automatic response to needle decompression of a tension pneumothorax with audible “hiss,” chest tube and pericardiocentesis management.

6. Computerised control of urine output, patient can be male or female.

7. Difficult airway management with semi or fully swollen tongue, posterior pharyngeal wall swelling and vocal cord closure with potential for needle cricothyroidotomy, retrograde intubation, one-lung ventilation, double lumen tube intubation, stiff lungs and different breathing sounds.

8. Heart sounds, a range of ECG patterns, palpable carotid/brachial/radial/popliteal/dorsal pedal pulses and several bleed sites for venous and arterial haemorrhages.

9. Anaesthetic gas delivery system to mimic anaesthetic agent in the patient breath.