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Laerdal Medical Announces SimMan® Critical Care

A Breakthrough in Respiratory and Critical Care Simulation

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY, January 21, 2024

To deliver optimal patient care for life-threatening critical and respiratory conditions, healthcare providers need comprehensive and effective training. Simulation can help current and future clinicians be prepared to care for critically ill patients by providing realistic training opportunities that allow learners to master essential skills and build confidence through deliberate, repetitive practice – without any risk to real patients.

Laerdal Medical, a leader in patient simulation, is setting a new industry standard by providing critical care and respiratory training – including basic to advanced ventilation management – in a single simulator. In partnership with IngMar Medical, the most advanced generation of the legacy SimMan® simulator is being revealed today at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference in San Diego, CA.

The new SimMan Critical Care, integrated with IngMar’s ASL 5000™ breathing simulator, is designed to meet the needs and requirements of students and healthcare professionals with a special focus on critical care, respiratory care, and anesthesia while continuing to offer the functionality that the previous SimMan has delivered for two decades – including trauma care and emergency medicine.

Key features of SimMan Critical Care include:

  • Tetherless respiratory function and control within an advanced patient simulator
  • Ability to interact with all ventilation modes, including Pressure Support, Adaptive Support, and Proportional assist ventilation
  • Flexibility to simulate any patient condition, leveraging ASL 5000™ technology integrated within SimMan
  • Ability to perform advanced ventilation simulations progressing through transitions of care from pre-hospital to ICU

“We know that critical and respiratory care are complex areas of practice – and that simulation training, especially when conducted realistically in the actual clinical environment, can provide crucial hands-on learning opportunities to help clinicians master these skills and build preparedness using their own equipment,” says Neil Weber, President, Laerdal North America. “We’re excited to release SimMan Critical Care, which facilitates these ‘in situ’ simulations and delivers a training experience that will ultimately empower current and future healthcare providers with the skills and confidence they need to deliver the highest-quality care to every critically ill patient.”

SimMan Critical Care is expected to begin shipping later in 2024.

Learn more about SimMan Critical Care

In addition to SimMan Critical Care, Laerdal will be at Booth #601 showcasing a range of solutions to elevate healthcare training, including the new MamaAnne obstetric simulator, diverse simulators, Virtual Reality (VR) simulation, and assessment tools.



About Laerdal
Laerdal Medical is dedicated to the mission of helping save lives through the advancement of simulation-based training in the fields of resuscitation, patient care, and emergency care training. Laerdal products and programs are used by educational institutions, hospitals, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and military around the world. For more information, visit

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