Respi-Dog? Veterinary Simulation Training with the ASL 5000

Rescue Dog at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Immersive Simulation Center

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine is using the ASL 5000 Breathing Simulator in combination with a canine manikin to provide immersive simulation for clinical training. Who would have thunk it? But of course it makes perfect sense –  we don’t want novice clinicians practicing on our loved ones, whether human or canine.

Simulation provides a safe environment for hands-on practice and exploration – with no risk to patients. The ASL 5000’s ability to simulate human patients from neonatal to adult makes it appropriate for simulating all sizes of animal patients.

The Cornell system is actually known as Rescue Dog and is the creation of Daniel Fletcher, Associate Professor Emergency and Critical Care.