The Nursing and Allied Health division at Southeast Arkansas College has added two new members to the family of Human Patient Simulator (HPS) training models — Sim Mom and Sim Baby.

The Nursing and Allied Health division at Southeast Arkansas College has added two new members to the family of Human Patient Simulator (HPS) training models — Sim Mom and Sim Baby.

SEARK will use the new models in a simulated childbirth Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Founders Hall-East Wing Simulation Lab, Birthing Suite. A baby shower will take place after the delivery in the Founders Hall-Lobby.

Sim Mom and Baby were funded through the Carl D. Perkins Grant and the Sim baby will be named after Perkins. The two arrived last week.

Sim Mom is a computerized birthing model that can be programmed to simulate all of the stages of labor and delivery. The pair is a welcomed addition to the teaching technology at SEARK, officials said.

“Having this experience for students carries instruction to another level particularly for our male students,” Diann Williams, Vice President for Nursing/Allied Health and Assessment, said. “We are admitting more males into the profession and our goal is to provide them the same types and level of experiences received by our female students.”

SEARK’s Simulations Specialist, Terry Clausen NREMT-Paramedic, will be in attendance.

“For personal reasons, pregnant clients and families tend to be more hesitant to allow male student nurses to accompany them through the birthing process to the birthing suite,” Clausen said. “Sim Mom and Sim Baby will provide an opportunity for all students to study, view, and participate in the birthing process.”