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MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s NICU Receives a Premature Anne Simulation Doll

Earlier this month, through the generosity of donor support, MercyOne Des Moines Foundation funded a Premature Anne Simulation Doll for MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

This doll trains and builds confidence in nurses as they encounter real-life emergency situations.

“The Premature Anne Simulation Doll has been a game-changer for us,” said Amy Kenyon, Clinical Resource Nurse for MercyOne Children’s Hospital NICU. “We can hook her up to all our normal equipment and really get a hands-on practice scenario with a patient the size of the infants we are taking care of.”

The Premature Anne Simulation Doll is one pound, six ounces and 11 inches long. The doll also comes with “special effects” to help simulate an accurate real-life scenario. Through tracking metrics, nurses can improve their activation skills, thereby improving patient care.

“When our nurses feel more comfortable and more confident in their skills at the bedside and in the resuscitation room, that will certainly impact our patients and provide better outcomes for them in the future,” said Amy.

If you would like to support additional needs like this in MercyOne Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, please contact MercyOne Des Moines Foundation Senior Director of Development, Sophia Ahmad at or 515-643-8035.


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