Patient Simulation Technology

Respiratory Therapy Patient Simulation Technology

The Central Piedmont Community College Respiratory Therapy Program incorporates simulation technology into the curriculum in order to immerse students into “real life” situations. Two classrooms are equipped with lab areas designed to represent hospital wards. An advanced, computerized SimMan® 3G manikin is utilized to provide simulation-based education to challenge and test students' clinical and decision-making skills during realistic patient care scenarios. Students can perform intubations, bag mask ventilations, resuscitation procedures and administer medications. SimMan® 3G can be remotely controlled to enact planned scenarios replicating various clinical events. The simulation experiences can also be video-recorded for later review by instructor and students.

Task trainer simulators provide students the opportunity to learn, practice and become comfortable with specific clinical skills in the safety of the simulated environment prior to encountering patients in the clinical setting.

Our task trainers include:

  • Full-body Adult Airway Management Trainer
  • Partial-body Adult and Neonatal Airway Management Trainers
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support  Mannequin
  • NG Tube and Trach Care Simulator
  • Airway Vent Simulator
  • Arterial Blood Gas Collection Training Arms
  • Breath Sounds Simulator


    Using CPCC’s advanced and task trainer simulators, Respiratory Therapy students are able to learn proper techniques and improve their decision-making skills through an interactive environment. Through repeated skills and scenario training, students are better prepared to work safely with patients.

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