Manikins, Models for Nursing Procedures.
The students utilize these manikins to learn new skills, as well as to practice previously learned ones in a safe controlled environment. These manikins act as “patients” for the students to care for and perform their skills on. These manikins can be used to teach many nursing skills such as performing blood pressures, auscultation of breath sounds, heart sounds and bowel sounds, administration of intravenous fluids, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, performing dressing changes and ostomy care, the insertion of endotrachial tubes, nasogastric tubes, urinary catheters and defibrillation. They help nurses assess, plan and implement patient care by providing a framework within which to work. They also help nurses achieve uniformity and seamless care.