James Madison University

Nursing Acquires Patient Simulator

JMU Nursing welcomes cardiac patient simulator “HARVEY” to our simulation lab.  “Harvey”, is a life-sized mannequin created to help nursing students develop and improve their diagnostic skills in the field of cardiac care.  Harvey gives the user the opportunity to study various cardiac conditions and practice bedside examination techniques under realistic conditions without the difficulty of finding an appropriate group of available cardiology patients. Harvey is equipped with sophisticated components, which provide the user with a realistic simulation of 30 cardiovascular conditions (two normal and 28 cardiovascular diseases).

PHOTO: Harvey Simulator