With palpable, soft skin and the ability to simulate uterine contractions and leg and hip articulation, CAE Lucina offers EIC nursing students valuable practice in childbirth positioning and related birthing maneuvers. The lifelike fetus is delivered through a realistic birthing canal and produces heart sounds, cries upon delivery, and presents an umbilical cord that can be cut and clamped.
According to Valerie Donnelly, MSN, RN, chair of the Nursing Department on the Belleville campus,
The possibilities of the (CAE Lucina) simulator are almost endless. When students go out into the real world, they're more prepared."