19NESIM038 - Breathe Life Into Your Manikin: A Comprehensive Approach to Simulator Programming

Oct 22, 2019 Allied Health Nursing

19NESIM038 - Breathe Life Into Your Manikin: A Comprehensive Approach to Simulator Programming


Numerous simulation programs rely on the use of high-tech computerized manikins that are life-like to replicate physiological conditions for learning practice. However, many simulation centers have staff who can use pre-programmed scenarios, but are unable to program specific Simulation-Based Educational (SBE) scenarios for use with their learners. Additionally, there is a high cost for technical training of simulation staff to obtain these skills. Using simulators in our 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art simulation center, attendees will learn successful and skillful techniques needed to properly operate or program SBE scenarios.

This 8-hour simulator programming course is designed to provide simulation educators or simulation specialists with basic knowledge and the programming skills needed to replicate realistic physiological conditions for learner practice. Upon the successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to: operate the simulator using manual and scenario modes and design, program and implement scenarios.

Class size is limited for a more personal, hands-on experience.

Please Note

1. This program will only cover LLEAP compatible simulators.

2. Participants must bring a laptop with LLEAP software loaded onto it. For questions about LLEAP, please contact ted.eby@mahec.net.


TimeBreathe Life Into Your Manikin: A Comprehensive Approach to Simulator Programming
8:30 - 8:45amRegistration (Coffee/Tea Provided)
8:45 - 9:45Welcome, Workshop Overview:
Modality Choice – Choosing the right tool to meet your educational objective
Instruction model – Making your simulation work with your staffing and scenario
9:45 - 10:45Basic principles of simulator operations
-LLEAP Platform overview
-Configuring LLEAP to meet your needs-Sim Designer Overview
10:45 - 11:00BREAK
11:00 - 12:30Basics of Simulator Programming
-Themes vs Scenarios
-Compare programming methods
-What meets your objectives and works with your model?
-Key differences and important caveats of scenarios
12:30 - 1:15Lunch (On your own)
1:15 - 3:15Theme Practice
-Working with scenario objectives and template
-Programming themes in Sim Designer
-Practice creating patient states
-Documentation to make your job easier
-Organization of themes and resources
-Practice run of theme on virtual simulator

Basic Scenario practice
-Demonstrate a scenario on Sim Man
-Cover logical operations between patient states
-Building fail safes
3:15 - 3:30BREAK
3:30 - 5:50Guided practice and Q&A
5:50 - 6:00pmQ&A and Adjourn

Target Audience

Registered Nurses, Simulation Educators, Simulation Specialists, other individuals interested in simulation


  • Demonstrate when to use themes or scenarios in programming a high-fidelity manikin
  • Discuss the differences between themes and scenarios
  • Review LLEAP and Sim Designer
  • Discuss the importance of modality choice


  • Ted M. Eby


October 22, 2019: Breathe Life Into Your Manikin: A Comprehensive Approach to Simulator Programming
10/22 8:45 AM–6:00 PM


.800 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.8 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

8.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 8.0 Contact Hours

8.000 CNE Contact Hours

8.0 CNE Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1747 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Participants must attend 80% of the activity to receive credit.


$75.00 Early Registration Fee
Applies 6/18/19–10/15/19
$90.00 Registration Fee
Applies 10/16/19–10/22/19
FREE MAHEC Employee - Free, but must register to attend
Applies 7/30/19–10/22/19
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