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Sim NewB

MANUFACTURER Laerdal (manufacturer's website)
AVAILABILITY Open normal teaching hours
CONTACT 1 External enquiries: Martine Dobson - Funding, Development & Support
CONTACT 2 Internal enquiries: Tony Dickson - Principal Technician
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SITE Harrington Site


SimNewB has been designed by Laerdal with the American Academy of Pediatrics to meet the training requirements of neonatal emergency medicine and resuscitation courses.

With realistic newborn traits and lifelike clinical feedback, SimNewB is ideal for training for the specific needs of neonates.

Images and text courtesy of www.laerdal.com


Airway Features

  • Anatomically Accurate, Realistic Airway
  • ET Tube Insertion
  • LMA Insertion
  • Sellick Manoeuvre
  • Positive-Pressure Ventilation
  • Right Mainstem Intubation
  • Suctioning
  • Variable Lung Resistance
  • Gastric Tube Insertion

Breathing Features

  • Spontaneous breathing, with varibale rate
  • Bilateral and unilateral chest rise and fall with mechanical ventilation
  • CO2 exhalation
  • Normal and abnormal breath sounds
  • Oxygen saturation

Breathing Complications

  • Pneumothorax
  • Unilateral chest movement with mechanical ventilation
  • Unilateral breath sounds
  • Unilateral needle thoracentesis, mid-axillary


  • Extensive ECG Library with rates from 10 - 300 bpm
  • ECG monitoring via 3-lead monitor

Vascular Access

  • Patent, cuttable umbilicus with venous and arterial access for bolus or infusion
  • Simulated blood flashback upon cannulation


  • Heart Sounds
  • Umbilical and Brachial Pulse
  • Blood Pressure measured manually by auscultation of Korotkoff sounds


  • Vocal: Grunt breathing, crying, hiccups and others
  • Lung: Normal, stridor, pneumonia and others
  • Heart: Normal, diastolic murmur, systolic murmur and others

Additional Features

  • Interchangeable pupils with normal, blown and constricted pupils
  • Movement in all four limbs: limp, tone, spontaneous motion and seizure

Item ID #2156.

Last Updated: 8th November, 2016