Ouch! Replacing SimMan 3G's Broken Neck

12/15/2016

Blog post by SimGHOSTS Community Director Nick Brauer

Ouch! Replacing SimMan 3G's Broken Neck

While Laerdal’s SimMan is fairly durable it’s susceptible to damage if misused or improperly handled. Replacing the neck (part # 212-62250) is not difficult but be advised it can be intimidating. Be prepared to remove the head……

If you are unsure if your manikin is under warranty, call tech support at 1-877-523-7325. Do not attempt this repair unless you are certified or the manikin is out of warranty as it may void further coverage.

Tools Needed:

  • Flat-Head Screw Driver
  • 10mm & 13mm wrench
  • Hemostats

Remove Head: 

  1. Disconnect AC/DC power
  2. Carefully disconnect airway/esophagus, jaw antenna cable, carotid and head electrical connections
  3. Remove 13mm nut from neck base where it attaches to shoulders
  4. Gently remove head making sure not to dislodge hoses or cables

 

Remove Neck Assembly:

  •  Unzip head skin to expose neck assembly
  • NOTE HOSE LOCATIONS - PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO BLUE HOSES RUNNING BETWEEN THE TUBING BRACKET AND HEAD BASE

 

  • Disconnect DCRM-cervical range air hose – clear hose with “L” nippleWith flat-head screwdriver and 10mm wrench remove neck assembly bolt
  • With flat-head screwdriver and 10mm wrench remove neck assembly bolt
  • Gently remove assembly making sure not to damage hoses, wires or bladders


Reassembly: 

  1. Slide neck assembly back in to head base making sure not to damage or bunch the bladder
  2. Align two blue hoses (ear & eye) between tubing bracket and head base groove on left and right sides
  3. Realign and insert bolt – do not over-tighten
  4. Connect DCRM hose and “L” nipple
  5. Insert neck assembly in to shoulder bracket and secure with 13mm bolt – do not over-tighten
  6. Connect hoses and wires – confirm no kinks or crimps 16. Zip up head skin and verify free range of motion
  7. Verify all connections are complete and reinstall chest skin
  8. Power on manikin and test functionality