simpad plus

VitalSim was discontinued and replaced by the SimPad platform in January 2012. Spare parts and support for the retired VitalSim are no longer available.

There have also been improvements to the SimPad Platform. The SimPad PLUS System will replace the discontinued SimPad System. For information about upgrading or purchasing a new operating system, please see the SimPad PLUS System.

What is SimPad PLUS?

SimPad PLUS is an operating device used to control Laerdal manikins and simulators and can be used with task trainers and standardized patients. It allows instructors, new or experienced, to deliver highly effective simulation-based training.

SimPad PLUS is the improved version of SimPad, with improved technological features in order to enhance the user experience.

Improved user experience

Bluetooth connection

Better Wi-Fi connection

New hardware gives you a more
responsive interface and a
shorter boot time, allowing you
to get started faster

Required for the operation of
Premature Anne

Faster data rates, fewer
disconnects, and a more
enjoyable user experience with
dual band wireless networking

Use SimPad PLUS to:

  • Train advanced lifesaving skills in pre-hospital setting.
  • Standardize the training of patient handling skills.
  • Deliver high quality advanced skills training.
  • Improve treatment of compromised newborns.
  • Deliver high-quality CPR training.
  • Train using clinically accurate skills trainers.
  • Compatibility:

    The Simpad PLUS System is compatible with all new and existing Laerdal products and simulators, which include:

    SimPad PLUS is compatible with SimPad and VitalSim compatible products as well.


    When simulation tools are easy to use, teaching becomes more effective. SimPad PLUS has been designed in close collaboration with simulation users, from many disciplines, to ensure it provides an easy and efficient way to run simulations.


    SimPad PLUS gives you the confidence to know that you can run simulations quickly and efficiently. With its large, intuitive touch screen design, SimPad PLUS is virtually a "Pick up and Play" experience, allowing you to easily deliver highly effective simulation-based education.


    With SimPad PLUS, you'll spend less time learning how to use the technology, and more time teaching. SimPad PLUS will improve your ability to deliver valid, high quality simulations more efficiently. It's an easier way to achieve your learning objectives.

    Imagine maximizing every teaching experience

    You can now put more educational power into your current educational program.


    SimPad PLUS can also be used with non-manikin simulations, such as standardized patients or task trainers. Simply run the scenario in Automatic Mode, log the learning events and use the Log Viewer application for post-event debriefing and evaluation.


    Experience a new level of simulation mobility

    Picture what total mobility can do for your simulation learning experience. With SimPad PLUS you'll be able to help learners prepare for any situation or environment, which will enhance the learning experience like never before.


    SimPad PLUS's portability will make set up time and transportation faster, easier and more convenient. But ultimately, it's the freedom you'll have to make training more clinically relevant that will change the readiness of students to provide the best patient care.


    SimPad PLUS is built to Laerdal's industry-leading high standards, ensuring quality, ruggedness and durability.


    A world of simulation resources in the palm of your hand

    Having access to the teaching and management resources you need, when you need them, can make all the difference in the simulation learning. Whether you're training on a simulator, task trainer, or with a standardized patient, you'll be able to teach with increased confidence knowing that you're an integrated part of a bigger simulation community. This will truly make simulation easier!

    With SimPad PLUS, you'll have access to teaching and management resources to support your educational needs. SimPad PLUS provides access to SimCenter to provide validated simulation content, management tools and assessment tools to get the most from every teaching experience.

    • SimStore - Enjoy easy access to validated worldwide content
    • SimManager - Optimize your data and resources
    • SimView - Get the most learning out of every event
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