We use one of two manikins for most of our simulations.
Our primary manikin is a SmartSTAT 405. He simulates respiratory, cardiovascular, and GI functions. He is primarily used in our simulation room, which is designed to mimic an inpatient room.
Our secondary manikin is a MegaCode Kelly. He simulates respiratory and cardiovascular functions.
We have used each manikin to simulate both acute and critical care patients.
In addition, we have occasionally used Standardized Patients in some of our psychiatric emergency simulations. A Standardized Patient is an actor who is trained to present themselves as an actual patient.