Is SimMan really worth $42,000? We had one of these bad boys in our nursing lab at UPenn and I have to say that I was just not impressed. After an hour of use, the heart sounds, lung sounds and bowel sounds were memorized and the fact that the chest moved was no longer a novelty.
The amount of learning through using SimMan was directly related to the skill of person running the laptop which controlled him. What happened to good ol’ clinicals? I personally don’t Sue’s belief that every school should have one.