MEchatronic REspiratory System SImulator for Neonatal Applications
Respiratory diseases are a major problem in the neonatal period and the correct management of the ventilation of patients is a great challenge for neonatologists and nurses. Many interventions performed in the neonatal period lead to complications and side effects which can not be completely understood through devices available to date.
A continuous education program is essential to retrain all medical and paramedical staff and to provide an adequate knowledge update. In order to reach it, the best way is using an high fidelity simulation program.
Nevertheless present instruments used for staff mechanical ventilation training are obsolete.
Our purpose is to project an innovative neonatal respiratory simulator which could be easily used for training courses of specialized staff. Moreover such simulator could be applied to test mechanical ventilators generally used in all neonatal intensive care units.
The prototype realized will be validated with specific simulation tests
We are the responsible partner for the development of the neonatal respiratory simulator.
Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana
A. Cuttano, R. T. Scaramuzzo, M. Ciantelli, M. Gentile, P. Ghirri, E. Sigali, A. Boldrini, P. Dario, A. Menciassi, C. Laschi, S. Tognarelli, F. Cecchi, S. Mazzoleni, “MEchatronic REspiratory System SImulator for Neonatal Applications (MERESSINA)”, Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) 26th International Congress and Exhibition, Pisa (Italy) 2012