We've been using Laerdal products for 7 years now, and are in the
process of transitioning to Gaumard (and i do not have any disclosures).
Our issues have specifically been lack of customer support, non-
intuitive programming and infrequent software upgrades. We've had our
current SimBaby for 29 months, and she is pretty much done. This is
not a particularly short life-span for a simulator with significant
usage, but it's the manner that we've had to limp through these last 5
months waiting for her replacement that have been particularly painful.
The Gaumard simulators are wireless, run from program or on the fly
friendly "palates" on tablet computers and have been THE most
responsive and helpful company I've ever contacted. Oh, they cost less.
Feel free to contact me off-list if I can be of any help.
T. Kent Denmark, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Medical Director, Medical Simulation Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Medical Center & Children's Hospital
Loma Linda, CA
(909) 558-7208 (Simulation)
(909) 558-7698 (PEM)
On May 1, 2008, at 8:59 AM, Christopher Kelly wrote:
> My department is currently considering purchasing SIMBABY. After
> watching a demonstration, I was very impressed. Does anyone in the
> group currently use SIMBABY or another simulation product to help
> with resident and hospital staff teaching? Is it easy to use? I've
> heard that programming scenarios can be difficult. Any feedback
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Chris Kelly
> NY Methodist Hospital
> Brooklyn, NY
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