Human Patient Simulation (HPS)

The SEARHC high fidelity HPS program is available to all health care providers in SE Alaska. We have scenarios that are appropriate for prehospital and clinical care.

Currently we have 3 simulators; iStan, an adult, Noelle, our birthing simulator, and Baby Hal, a 40 week gestation newborn.

These simulators are available at our Simulation Laboratory in Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, or can travel to your location. Our EMS Coordinator, Eric Van Cise can assist you in getting the most out of your training experience.

You can contact Eric to set up an appointment in our Sim Lab, or arrange to trip to your facility.

Simulation Scenarios

Here are some of the over 100 different scenarios that we offer:
Acute Coronary Syndrome, CVA, Asthma, Allergic Reaction, Altered Mental Status, Anaphylaxis, Myocardial Infarction, Barotrauma, Cardiopulmonary Arrest, Chest Trauma, Chronic Diabetic, Cold Water Near Drowning, COPD Exacerbation, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Flail Chest, Gunshot Wound, Head Injury, Pneumonia, Poisoning Overdose, Pulmonary Embolism, Respiratory Arrest, Seizures, Tension Pneumothorax, Vaginal Delivery, Shoulder Dystosia, Breech and Placental Deliveries, C-Section, Hypoxic Newborn

Capabilities and Features of Simulators

iSTAN Adult simulator

Reactive pupils, Variable Pupil Size, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Mouth Secretions, Trismus, Breakaway Teeth, Interactive verbal communication with simulator, Endotracheal and Nasotracheal Intubation, Tracheostomy Tube, Needle Cricothyrotomy, Laryngospasm, Bronchial Occlusion, Right Mainstem Bronchi Intubation Detection, Nasogastric Tube, Upper Airway Sounds, Breath Sounds, Heart Sounds, ECG Monitoring, Debibrillation, Externa pacemeaker, Flail Chest, Needle Decompression, Chest Tubes, Bowel Sounds, Urinary Catherization, Cyanosis in Nail Beds, Capillary Refill, Auto-injection capability, IO Tibial, IO Sternal, Pulse Oximetry, B/P with Korotkoff Sounds, B/P by Palpation, External Bleeding, Programmed to respond to 75 Different Medications, 6 Different Patient Physiologies , Audio and Video Debriefing Capability

Injuries Include: Abdominal Evisceration, Calf Avulsion, Open Head Wound, Lacerated Thigh, Compound Fracture, Gunshot Wounds, Electrical Burns, Electrical Burns, Thermal Burns, and Decubitus Ulcer

NOELLE Birthing Simulator

Labor: Fetus decends and rotates internally as it moves down birth canal. Provider can rotate fetus externally, Noelle can have a Normal Vaginal Delivery, or Vacuum Assisted Delivery, Breech Delivery, C-Section, or Shoulder Dystocia with "Turtle Sign" which can be resolved using suprapubic pressure, McRobert's maneuver, posterior arm sweep, fetal rotation or "elbows/knees" position. Post delivery: Episiotomy Repair, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Fundal Massage.

BABY HAL 40 week gestation newborn

Oral and Nasal Intubation, LMA, Unilateral chest rise with right mainstem intubation, Upper Airway Sounds, Gastric distension with excess BVM ventilation, Independent right and left lung sounds, Multiple heart sounds, rates, and intensities, B/P by cuff, palpation or auscultation, ECG, Convulsions, Cyanosis, IV or IO access.


Eric Van Cise
EMS Coordinator
222 Tongass Dr.
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: 966-8769