1) We do allow this to occur in certain ways. We have an ECS adult and an ESC child from METI and I have taken both out of the building. We have a total of 8 simulators. I have transported both in a van and taken both to other parts of the building. I put the adult on a long board and put the child in a golf bag with wheels. The computers go in a seperate bag.
2) I am the one that takes them out and I am the simulation coordinator from the college. We won't allow anyone else but myself and the Dean of Educational Technology take them out at this time. We don't have a formal policy about this. We have learned that we can only transport them in organization vehicles because personal auto insurance would likely not cover to replace them.
I would ask this colleague why she wants it transported out of the area simulation is usualy conducted in. Perhaps s/he wants a different setting that would add to the fidelity of the scenario. I have thought about taking the adult out of the hospital and making a homeless setting in which the students could do outreach community nursing.
As long as a qualified person is along to ensure the safety I see no problem. The mannequins are made to be used and learned from. If this enhances the simulation, it would be a plus for the students. Let me know what you decide! Let me know if I can help further also and feel free to contact me off site.
Jodi A. Nelson, MSN, RN, CNE
Simulated Learning Coordinator and Assistant Professor
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences