The Cardiopulmonary Patient
Simulator (CPS) Â
About Harvey / Location
/ Appointments / Proper Use and Care
/ Media Options
| NYMC Health Sciences Library invites you to take advantage of an
inspired teaching device,
The Cardiology Patient Simulator.
“Harvey”, as he is known, is a life-sized mannequin
created to help doctors, nurses and medical students develop and
improve their diagnostic skills in the field of cardiac care.
Harvey gives the user the opportunity to study various cardiac
conditions and practice bedside examination techniques under realistic
conditions without the difficulty of finding an appropriate group
of available cardiology patients.
Harvey is equipped with sophisticated components, which provide
the user with a realistic simulation of 30 cardiovascular conditions
(two normal and 28 cardiovascular diseases).
On our new digital Harvey, pulmonary auscultatory findings are
now simulated and appropriately matched to the cardiac disease being
DIGITAL HARVEY'S THIRTY CONDITIONS
||Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction
||Mitral Regurgitation, chronic
||Mitral Valve Prolapse
||Atrial Septal Defect
||Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction
||Mitral Regurgitation, mild
||Mitral Valve Prolapse, Isolated click & murmur
||Ventricular Septal Defect
||Mitral Regurgitation, acute
||Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
||Patent Ductus Arteriosus
| Aortic Valve Sclerosis
||Aortic Regurgitation, chronic
||Mitral Stenosis with severe tricuspid regurgitation
||Aortic Regurgitation, acute
||Mitral Stenosis with mild tricuspid regurgitation
||Coarctation of the Aorta
| Angina Pectoris
||Mitral Stenosis and Regurgitation
||Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
||Tetralogy of Fallot
- Basic Sciences Building next to The Health Sciences Library,
Rooms 44A and B.
- Report to the library's Access Services Desk
at the time of your appointment.
- Instructors or students may call the libraryâ€™s
Access Services Desk, (4200) to make appointments.
- Appointments can be made through the library and only in concurrence with
regular library hours.
- Leave your name, phone number, choice of date and time and the number of
people in your group.
- Six participants is optimal although individuals and larger or smaller
groups can be accommodated.Â
- Reservations are generally made at least 24 hours in advance for two hour
blocks of time.Â
- On the day of your appointment, be sure to call an hour or so ahead to confirm.Â
- Please call Access Services (4200) if you will not be able to keep your
- All participants must have a valid Library barcode.
PROPER USE AND CARE
Please be aware of the following guidelines for the
proper use and care of Harvey:
- The Harvey equipment should be powered on and
off by library staff only.
- No food or drink is allowed in the Harvey rooms.
- Please remove pens, pencils or
markers, or any sharp instruments from your person before using Harvey.
such object can cause permanent damage to Harvey's skin.Â Â Â
- Do not rest any
object on Harvey, for example a book or your elbow.
- Upon finishing your session,
place the attached stethoscope between Harvey's right arm and torso.
- Do not
leave it on Harvey's chest.
- If you have equipment problems of any kind, don't
hesitate to ask the front desk for assistance.
- Please do not try to fix it yourself.
Notify library staff immediately.
- CD-ROM - UMedic CDs above can be checked out for three days,
for use in the library or at home. These CDs include a demonstration
of a detailed patient examination using Harvey as well as patient
history, diagnosis and treatment. There are also Testing Program
- Network - If you are on campus, you have access
to 18 of the UMedic programs through the college network. \\Aclserv\lablinks\Harvey
- Slides- Slide programs are also available
for each disease and may be checked out by faculty members for up to three