ResusSim Prehospital

Producer: Sophus Medical A/S

This is a state-of-the-art problem-based PC simulator of advanced prehospital care. On the PC screen, an overview picture of the situation (either at the scene of the accident or inside the ambulance) is shown. The students can interact directly with the rescuers and the patient by clicking on them, and can even decide who should do what (‘Crew Resource Management’). Students also have access to more than 160 different investigations and treatments including a wide range of drugs, different defibrillators (both manual and AED’s), all common airway techniques, ventilation, and chest compression. In the simulator, the users are confronted with a wide variety of realistic cases (12 patients in the Basics Edition, 28 in the Standard Edition, 45 in the Professional and the multiuser version), followed by a thorough evaluation of the treatment given along with suggestions for improvements. This way, they can practice their diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and strategies in an easily accessible, safe environment. The scenarios develop differently from time to time and the patients vary in difficulty in order to stimulate recurrent use. Cases include: airway problems (aspiration, allergies etc.), acute myocardial infarction, anaphylaxis, apoplexy, asthma & status asthmaticus, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrest (variations of ventricular fibrilation, ventricular tachicardia, supraventricular tachycardia, electro¬mechanical dissociation and asystole), cervical injuries, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, epilepsy, gastric ulcer, hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia, hypothermia, internal bleeding, intoxica¬tions (drug overdoses and alcohol), pulmonary oedema, malignant hypertension, pneumonia, supraventricular tachycardia, vasovagal response. ResusSim Prehospital can be customised to fit each user’s training needs.


Language: English, German (the latter can be purchased on-line from the German Red Cross,
Medium: CD-ROM
System requirements: Windows only – Win95/98/2000/NT4.0/ME, Pentium 133 MHz (300 MHz recommended), 16 MB RAM (64 MB recommended), 140 MB HDD
Price: Single user: 618.75 DKK / ~€82.91 / ~ US$78.12 (Basics Edition); 1268.75 DKK / ~€170.02 / ~ US$160.19 (Standard Edition); 2337.50 DKK / ~ €313.24 / ~ US$295.13 (Professional Edition). Multiuser or network licence prices available upon request. A demo version (in English) is downloadable free from the website
Note: 1. Additional cases will be made available on the internet (free of charge for the Professional Edition).
2. An older program – ResusSim 98 – was developed by Sophus Medical in several languages (Danish, English, French, Italian, Norwegian) and in several local editions (European/UK, French, Italian, Australian/New Zealand, Southern African), each containing the relevant local policy statements and guidelines of the national Resuscitation Councils for that region; being far less advanced than the next generation (ResusSim Inhospital and ResusSim Prehospital), at the time of publication it is to be phased out by the producers