The Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Arizona offers several pre-developed scenarios available for use in training sessions. Some of the programs run in automode and instructor-mode formats.

Automode patient cases

Automode patient cases have been validated by industry content experts. In automode, physiological models and patient cases automatically control the simulation. The manikin's response is always up to date, and the correct clinical signs are reflected in the manikin and monitor.

Many interventions, including medication administration, can be automatically detected and incorporated into the models, generating the appropriate response in the manikin and monitor and requiring minimal instructor interaction with the software. The educator is free to focus on the learners.

Instructor-mode scenarios

Instructor-mode formats provide flexibility. A SimMan 3G simulation can be created and run easily. An educator can write a scenario using the scenario editor and then run it with SimMan.

Simulation center staff can help educators learn how to use these pre-developed scenarios to meet course learning outcomes. Simulation center staff are also available by appointment to help integrate simulation into individual curricula.

Pre-programmed scenario diagnoses

  • Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
    • Teaching: Allow instructors and students to work within a scenario without time pressures of other core cases
    • Cardiac pacing
    • Single-shock ventricular fibrillation
    • Single-shock
    • Pulseless ventricular tachycardia
    • Unstable narrow complex tachycardia (re-entry supraventricular tachycardia)
    • Unstable wide complex
    • Tachycardia
  • Core cases: Case scenarios contain timed events that require critical actions to occur to complete the scenario. Core cases include multiple scenarios for pulseless electrical activity, asystole, bradycardia, VF, and tachycardia. Automated external defibrillator scenarios and a basic airway scenario also are included.
  • Testing: Testing scenarios follow the American Heart Association advanced cardiac life support megacode testing cases
    • Mobitz Type II atrioventricular block
    • Sinus bradycardia
    • Tachycardia
    • Cardioversion
    • Tachycardia drug therapy
  • Spinal cord injury (skin integrity, autonomic dysreflexia)
  • Cerebral vascular accident (aspiration, acute ischemic stroke)
  • Pacemaker (noncapture, automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator misfire)
  • Congestive heart failure (medication management, severe fluid overload)
  • Sickle cell anemia (exacerbation with pain management, acute chest syndrome)
  • Altered renal function (renal colic pain management, acute kidney injury)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding (stable, unstable)
  • Pancreatitis (mild, severe)
  • Hip fracture (impaired mobility, altered mental status)
  • Liver cirrhosis (chronic disease management, end-stage disease)
  • Airway pharyngeal edema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation
  • Breathing morphine overdose, acute asthma
  • Cardiac arrest ventricular fibrillation and asystole
  • Bleeding gunshot wound upper arm, traumatic leg amputation
  • Head and cervical spine injury, diffuse axonal injury