SimMan3G maintenance checklist

Use this checklist for your scheduled maintenance for SimMan3G.

Date:                                                       Inspected by:                                                                          Time Taken:


Run the Manikin in the “healthy patient” mode while performing checks and inspections. Fill fluid reservoirs with 60% isopropyl alcohol for simultaneous testing and cleaning of fluid systems. Most of the manikin sensed events should occur while you are performing the checks. Consult your log on the instructor PC to check that they were registered by the manikin.


  • Test run for at least 15 minutes
  • Tubing secure, no wear and tear
  • No unusual sounds, smells or overheating
  • Normal chest rise and fall


  • Computer, monitor, manikin (and AVS) all linked
  • Computer graphics and commands function normally
  • Patient monitor graphics and commands function normally
  • Touch screen aligned
  • Surfaces cleaned
  • Operator Voice functions
  • Manikin  voice sounds function
  • Auscultation sites function (heart, lung, abdomen, cubital fossa)
  • BP cuff functions
  • BP cuff calibrated
  • BP cuff cleaned
  • Pulse ox probe functions
  • Pulse ox cleaned


  • Outer skin inspected for wear
  • Outer skin cleaned and prepped (light dusting of talcum powder)
  • Head fluids tested (sweat, tears, nose, ears, froth, drool)
  • Airway intact (visualised, no wear or lubricant build-up)
  • Cyanosis test
  • Intubation test
  • Tongue edema test
  • Trismus test
  • Decreased cervical ROM test
  • Pharyngeal obstruction test
  • Laryngeal spasm test
  • Eyes blink slow, normal, fast, wink, closed, half open, open
  • Pupils constricted, normal, dilated, responsive to light
  • Convulsions test
  • Pneumothorax test L and R
  • Lung resistance test L and R
  • Stomach distension test
  • Pulses palpated (Carotid, brachial, radial, femoral, dorsalis pedis, popliteal, posterior tibial) L and R
  • Neck skin inspected
  • Cricothyroid membrane inspected
  • Chest wall plate lifted, inspected and powdered
  • Lungs inspected/powdered
  • Breathing bladder inspected/powdered
  • Tension pneumo decompression sites inspected/powdered
  • Defib plates clean and in good condition
  • Defibrillation of manikin tested at           joules
  • ECG attachment sites clean and in good condition
  • Genitalia cleaned and dried
  • IM pads in good condition and dry
  • Intraosseous sites inspected
  • Internal wiring and pneumatics inspected and secure
  • Bleeding sites tested
  • Micturition and Foley catheterisation (size 16F) tested
  • IV arm flow meter tested and calibrated
  • IV arm skin removed and cleaned, no smells or signs of mould
  • IV arm veins inspected for wear
  • IV arm flushed with 60% isopropyl alcohol

Manikin Sensed Events

  • RFID head
  • RFID IV arm
  • CPR – detects depth and rate
  • Ventilations
  • Eyes examined
  • Pulses (see above)
  • Jaw thrust test
  • Head tilt
  • Attach 3-lead ECG
  • Manual/automatic BP
  • Urinary catheter

Manikin Statistics (got to tools>maintenance>manikin statistics)

Number of minutes powered from battery                          

Number of minutes powered from mains                            

Number of times powered on