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Getting Started

Everything you need to know to get started

If you are new to simulation or need to get up to speed on a new simulator, this course is for you. The Getting Started course introduces you to the basic functions of your simulator. Hands-on activities help your team become familiar with the simulator and how to run standard scenarios. The course includes learning startup and shut down procedures, how to run basic scenarios, patient monitor and instructor device operations, operating modes, and other useful system features.

After the course, you should be ready to start using your simulator for simulation-based education.

Who benefits from this course


If you have just invested in a new simulator, it's important to understand the features. This helps you to better prepare scenarios for learners and to get your simulation-based scenario training up and running. 


This course benefits you the most if you are new to the role of a Simulator Operator or Technician or if you have acquired a new simulator. Understanding the features of the system and how to use the LLEAP software gives you the confidence to know your simulators will be ready for training whenever needed.

What value this course provides

✔Understand system components, complete walk through of simulator
✔ Learn how to start and shut down properly
✔ Learn all simulator features
✔ Learn all features of the patient monitor
✔  Learn modes of the Learning Application Software
✔ Understand different Debriefing systems
✔ Learn battery changing times, calibration of blood pressures, and other general operating functions

Meg was very helpful in making sure we all understood how to use the SimPad. I liked the hands-on training and it was great to practice our skills afterwards to see if we grasped the information.

How this service is delivered

This is a one-day course for up to eight participants delivered at your facility by our Field Service Specialist or Educational Service Specialist.

About us

Providing quality healthcare is a journey. We walk with you on that journey. We have the experience and expertise plus the size and scale to ensure you get the support you need. With Laerdal Services, everyone benefits – instructors, learners, and most importantly . . . patients.


Technical and Educational Service Specialists




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What's next?

After completing the Getting Started  Course you will understand the basic functions of your simulator. The next step is the Teaching with Scenarios course. This course focuses on how to use your system with pre-programmed scenarios and how to measure your training for evaluation and debriefing.