The world’s first drowning simulation manikin is being showcased at Arab Health – arriving
in the Middle East for the first time since it was launched in 2021.
Europe’s leading manufacturer of rescue training manikins, Ruth Lee Ltd, teamed up with
Lifecast Body Simulation to create the world’s first Advanced Water Rescue manikin.
for anyone involved in the rescue, resuscitation, and pre-hospital care of a drowned
casualty. Manikins which have similar advanced medical simulation capabilities frequently
cost in excess of £75k, but you certainly couldn’t risk them in open water!
delivers realistic medical simulation training which prepares rescuers for the real world. No
other rescue manikin provides this level of fidelity (Realism), with opportunities to practise
rescue skills, coupled with continuation of care to the Hospital and Intensive Care.
weighted to sink partially or fully to allow teams to simulate both immersed and submerged
drowning scenarios. The management of a drowned casualty is complex and depends on the
specifics of the drowning emergency making this the ideal tool for training.
mechanics. Once rescued from water, the mechanism releases, creating movement of the
lungs and chest.
a 3 way tap. This gives a very realistic sound from the chest when ventilated – which is a key
characteristic of drowning and the manikin can also produce foam from the mouth – a true
medical emergency requiring careful casualty management.
“Special Forces teams asked us to create a world first drowning manikin for them to allow
both rescue and critical care training.
Elstree Movie Studios – London, is the first to allow teams to provide true continuation of
intervention with the realism of noises and respiratory issues encountered in the real world.
It means rescue teams can be trained for the skills they will need in the real world.”
movie industry and has worked on films including Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk
Down. He said: “Building a torso to fit within the Ruth Lee body was an exciting project,
especially because it can transform lifesaving and technical rescue.
device and we hope it will save many lives.”
paramedic care for the last 30 years I’ve been lucky to have been involved with projects that
knowledge of water rescue to design a new type of manikin. We had the support of some of
the greatest medics in the world in our testing and we are excited to see how this product
will help to transform drowning training around the world.”
drown globally – a shocking statistic. Children under the age of 4 are a particular drowning
that this is a global health crisis that required urgent attention.
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