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Improve core skills in emergency care

SimMan® Essential

SimMan® Essential offers learners a risk-free way to build team performance and enhance individual skills in airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management.

A safe and risk-free learning environment

Bringing together multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals to rehearse both common clinical scenarios and emergency critical incidents is a significant part of simulation practice. Skills repetition in simulated practice reduces the potential for error and enhances skills performance when it really matters.  SimMan Essential injects realism into scenario-based training to further enhance and contextualize learning objectives in preparation for real patient encounters in a safe and risk-free environment.

Full control over all patient parameters

Created with you in mind, our solutions balance state-of-the-art technology with simple set-up and easy-to-run scenario programs. SimMan Essential can be used alone or together with more advanced upgrade options to incorporate training with ultrasound, ventilation management, clinical patient monitors and video debriefing systems.

You have complete control over the simulation training using our LLEAP software, whether you choose to operate SimMan Essential on the fly or use pre-programmed scenarios. Every aspect of your learner's simulation experience is completely integrated and available at the touch of a button. You can set the physical parameters, start trends, and log actions. 

Take your simulation training further

Transform SimMan Essential into an advanced turn-key learning solution and enhance simulations beyond training in core competencies.

Together with experts in their field, we created a range of completely integrated upgrade options that can be combined with different SimMan patient simulators to further enhance your simulation.

Utilize the definitive learning management solution with integrated debriefing and assessment tools.


Use your own clinical patient monitor during simulation training for increased realism.



Include diagnostic ultrasound featuring real ultrasound cases with pathological findings into full-scale simulations.

Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Solution

Conduct training with a spontaneously breathing patient supported on a ventilator.

ASL 5000 Lung Solution

A commitment to helping save lives

Laerdal is dedicated to helping you meet your educational goals

From simulators and scenarios to installation and training,  our products and services are designed to help you achieve the optimal training environment.

At Laerdal, we are committed to helping save lives. That is why simulation is a crucial component of our healthcare education portfolio. Our flagship SimMan Simulators build upon decades of experience in the field of medical simulation.

Running simulation with EMS or Military teams?


For specialist training with military and EMS teams, we recommend SimMan Essential Bleeding which incorporates an internal bleeding system. This offers unique benefits for field-based trauma training.

SimMan Essential is robust and reliable so it will withstand the rigor of extensive use in field-based simulations.

Optimizing Your Investment

Always stay operational and on top of the latest simulation knowledge through support of the extensive Laerdal technical and educational service portfolio.

SimMan Essential is a cost-effective solution used to enhance team performance and build an individuals core skills in airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management.


Multiple airway skills/features

  • Controllable open/closed airway; automatically or manually controlled

  • Head tilt/Chin lift

  • Jaw thrust w/articulated jaw

  • Suctioning (Oral and Nasopharyngeal)

  • Bag-mask ventilation

  • Orotracheal intubation

  • Nasotracheal intubation

  • Combitube, LMA, and other airway placement

  • Endotracheal tube intubation

  • Retrograde intubation

  • Fiberoptic intubation

  • Transtracheal jet ventilation

  • Needle cricothyrotomy

  • Surgical cricothyrotomy

  • Variable airway resistance on/off

  • Right main stem intubation

  • Stomach distention

  • Decreased range of cervical motion


  • Blinking - slow, normal, fast and winks

  • Open, closed and partially open

  • Pupillary accommodation: - Synchrony/asynchrony - Normal and sluggish speed of response

Vascular access

  • IV arm (right arm) Establish IV

  • Intraosseous access (tibia and sternum)

Breathing features

  • Simulated spontaneous breathing

  • Bilateral and unilateral chest rise and fall

  • CO2 exhalation

  • Normal and abnormal breath sounds

    • 5 anterior auscultation sites
    • 6 posterior auscultation sites


  • Manual drug recognition

  • Exentensive


Circulation features

  • BP measured manually by auscultation of Korotkoff sounds

  • Carotid, femoral, radial, dorsalis pedis, posterior tibialis pulses and brachialis (only left side) synchronized with ECG

  • Pulse strength variable with BP

  • Pulse Palpation is detected and logged

Cardiac features

  • Extensive ECG library

  • Heart sounds – four anterior locations

  • ECG rhythm monitoring (4 wire)

  • 12 lead ECG display

  • Defibrillation and cardioversion

  • Pacing

System features

  • Wireless tablet PC controls simulator remotely

  • Control multiple manikins from one interface

  • Control simulations from anywhere on your network

  • Multiple interfaces can control/observe a single simulation

  • Instructor Mode

    • Precise control “on the fly”
    • Design and program custom scenarios
    • Create custom events
    • Run pre-packaged scenarios
    • Runs all SimMan and SimMan 3G scenarios and Patient Cases
  • Auto Mode

    • Physiological and pharmacological models run pre-packaged simulations
    • Unique, simple slider control difficulty and pace
  • Simulation controls:Profile Editor

    • Fast forward, Pause, Rewind, Save/Restore
  • Future prediction and patient outcome display
  • Integrated video debriefing
  • Data logging

  • Instructor comments

  • Works with existing SimMan 3G Scenarios

Other features

  • Foley catheterization

  • Bowel Sounds – four quadrants

  • Patient Voice

    • Pre-recorded sounds
    • Custom sounds
    • Instructor can simulate patient’s voice wirelessly
  • Instructor Communication

    • Multiple instructors communicate using integrated voice over IP

Patient Monitor (Optional)

  • Wireless

  • Highly configurable

  • X-Ray Display

  • 12 Lead ECG Display

  • Custom Image Display

  • Custom Video Display

  • Oxygen saturation and waveform