I was wondering if anybody had any opinions about training for geriatric nursing using manikins/simulators. I came across a funny news story about a grandma manikin that looks creepily realistic (Cops Smash Window To Rescue A ’Frozen’ Grandma And Get A Disturbing Surprise | LifeDaily
), but I haven't heard of anybody actually using them.
I know these things tend to be pretty expensive, so I have a hard time believing that it'd be worth my department having a whole other simulator just for geriatrics if we already have an adult simulator. Do you guys think that there are uses for a dedicated geriatric simulator/manikin? What would make them so much better than just putting a gray wig on one of our Sim Man simulators and running a scenario that emulates an elderly patient?