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Transporting Manikins
by Susan Olson - Thursday, September 17, 2009, 4:35 PM

We are working on a grant with a hospital in our area. Our simulation center would need to transport as many as 3-5 adult manikins to this hospital several times a year. Do any of you do this and if so, how do you accomplish the move?

Thanks, Susan Olson

Susan Olson, R.N., M.S.N.
Simulation Lab Coordinator
Associate Degree Nursing
McLennan Community College
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708
254 299-8744 (Office)
254-299-8747 (Fax)
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Re: Transporting Manikins
by Kim Leighton - Thursday, September 17, 2009, 6:21 PM


We have transported one pediatric simulator in the past and use a golf bag such as the ones that you can put through airport baggage. I have also moved an adult simulator as is in my car, sitting in the front seat with me. The bigger issue though that you need to be concerned with is liability in case of accident, theft, or damage while in the transport vehicle. We were doing this in our private vehicles until we learned that the deductible was $25,000. Now we use a vehicle from our employer who has agreed to accept the risk.


Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, CNE
Dean of Educational Technology
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences
5035 Everett Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
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Re: Transporting Manikins
by Billy Sullivan - Saturday, October 2, 2010, 10:49 PM

Moving the manikins is best done in the transport cases set up especially for the manikin. They are available from Laerdal. Otherwise, I do have a few laying around.