CAE Luna: Neonatal Nursing Simulation for Improved Outcomes

| Roxanne Blanford

Every year, millions of babies around the world die within the first 4 weeks/28 days of life. 

According to the World Health Organization, 45% of all under-5 child deaths in 2017 were newborn infants1, most of whom lacked access to skilled neonatal care.


Which begs the question: 
What set of skills do neonatal nurses, NICU nurses, pediatric nurse practitioners, newborn hospitalists, labor and delivery teams, obstetricians and all other healthcare professionals who care for neonates need to have in order to provide effective, life-saving medical care to newborn and infant babies? 

And, if an infant patient's condition is one that is seldom encountered (either because it's such a rare occurrence or because learners haven't yet received the practical training), where can they turn to develop the knowledge and proficiency to do what is necessary to save a baby’s life?

Meet CAE Luna for Neonatal Simulation

Decisions made during the first fragile days and weeks following birth can carry life-long implications for both the newborn baby and mother. Therefore, obtaining suitable practice within realistic and risk-free environments is crucial for healthcare teams to strengthen the thinking, technical, and communication skills they need to improve patient outcomes. 

Whether employing critical interventions (administering CPR; managing catheter placements) or conducting routine care procedures (assessing the patient; drawing blood), medical personnel require training in a variety of scenarios in order to consistently perform at their best -- especially when caring for the most vulnerable of patients: neonates, newborns and infant babies.

CAE Luna: Everything You've Been Waiting for in Infant Simulation

CAE Healthcare’s first tetherless and completely wireless infant simulator, CAE Luna, is perfect for in-situ, team-based simulation training. This scalable baby simulator comes in three patient configurations to offer a wide range of options in neonatal training. Remarkably lightweight and realistic, CAE Luna represents an infant from newborn status to 28 days after delivery -- a period when neonates are at their most vulnerable and susceptible to extreme health crises.

CAE Luna's unique design, advanced technology and user-friendly software interface allows for easier manipulation during training for high-level practice in crucial healthcare for babies.

From ventilation and intubation to neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and post-resuscitation stabilization of a neonate, CAE Luna effectively facilitates progressive clinical skills development while satisfying requirements for Infant Nursing Skills, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and programs for S.T.A.B.L.E. and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP).

CAE Luna also

  • Incorporates advanced CAE technology (StethoSym, SymDefib)

  • Has a pre-made tracheostomy site, 3 peripheral IV ports, and peripheral arterial and subclavian catheter sites

  • Provides realistic training in laryngospasm management

  • Features tristate eyes for practice in diagnosing and treating the causes behind abnormal pupil presentation

  • Converts easily and reliably from a female neonate to a male for maximum training advantages


Neonatal Care Training Through Simulation

Simulation-based training in neonatal care is viewed favorably by many health professionals who are not only experienced in the medical care of newborns and infants but who also understand how very important it is for healthcare teams to feel confident in the training they receive.

With efficacious simulation training, nurses and related healthcare personnel can prepare for the unexpected, develop procedural confidence, and become more able to respond with behaviors that can save lives.

For training that exceeds your expectations, look to CAE Luna, an advanced infant baby patient simulator that's uniquely designed to address a comprehensive range of neonatal healthcare training needs.


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