Did you know that our lung simulator is used in many facilities that offer Respiratory Therapy programs—throughout the United States—and around the world?
Designed and manufactured by Michigan Instruments, our Lung Simulators are utilized in colleges, universities, hospitals and training schools. Their accurate and reliable human pulmonary system simulation capabilities make them an incredible tool for training and education.
Here are 10 reasons why we believe our equipment is a great solution for respiratory therapy programs.
Why Choose Our Lung Simulator for Respiratory Therapy Programs?
1. Lung Condition Simulation
Facilitators can simulate a wide variety of healthy and diseased lung conditions by altering the lung compliance and airway resistance in a one or two-lung simulation.
The flexibility of the devices provide accurate measurements and data that inform testing, research, and training for any and all lungs!
2. Realistic Volumes
Students work with a realistic total lung volume and residual volume—especially when using the Dual Adult Lung Training & Test Lung.
This is one of the many features that allows the devices to provide the best representation of the functions of the human pulmonary system.
There is great versatility in regard to introducing gasses, tapping into the lungs or airways, and connecting auxiliary devices, like CO2 monitors.
This makes teaching easy and convenient, while providing a physical demonstration.
4. Ventilation Dynamics
With the Dual Adult Training & Test Lung, facilitators can simulate unilateral lung disease and the resulting ventilation dynamics.
This contributes to easy demonstration of mechanical ventilation and laboratory exercises with ventilators.
5. Spontaneous Breathing
You can simulate a spontaneous breathing patient and evaluate the response of devices in various support modes.
Spontaneous breathing simulations are especially helpful for designing, testing, and providing training on non-invasive and supportive modes of ventilation and oxygenation. Our SBL™ allows control of the breath rate, tidal volume, inspiratory time, and inspiratory flow pattern.
6. Multiple Techniques
Our SBL™ also facilitates education and studies with various oxygen delivery systems, and with the addition non-invasive ventilation devices & techniques.
7. Helpful Displays
When you add the PneuView software, you are able to see real-time data and waveform displays of pressure, volume, and flow, even when using simple ventilation devices like bag-valve-mask (BVMs), emergency ventilators, and CPAP systems.
When using the PneuView software, facilitators and educators have the ability to capture ventilation data. This data can be graphed, tabulated, or digitally recorded and retrieved for later review, demonstration, and analysis.
9. Save Data
Students should have a simple and convenient way to perform research and keep track of their findings—and our software is more than capable of achieving that. With our PneuView systems, students can conduct research and easily save their data.
10. Easy and Durable
Last but not least, and probably the best benefit of our equipment in Respiratory Therapy Programs, is that it’s easy to use—and built to stand the test of time.
Many facilities have been using our products for years. The PneuView software was designed with simplicity in mind, and our software continues to evolve based on the needs of our customers.
Our customers have been vocal about how our equipment has been able to benefit them:
“We have been using Michigan Instruments Training Lung Simulators in our Respiratory Care program for many years and we love them. The lung simulator easily provides simulation of a variety of lung conditions that students can adjust to complete a variety of lab exercises. They are versatile, and a great tool for giving students hands-on experience with mechanical ventilation techniques, simulation of disease states for understanding pathology, and much more!”
– Dr. Ann Flint, Program Director, Respiratory Care – Jackson College
Learn More About How Our Lung Simulators Benefit Respiratory Therapy and Other Educational Programs
Medical professionals, directors, and educators around the world have chosen to partner with us and use our equipment in their programs. Our Lung Simulation product line continues to expand to better service Respiratory Therapy Programs everywhere.