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MO802 Baby Patrick -Preemie - Surgical Nec Training

Realistic surgical Preemie for NEC Training.

Patrick is a 25/40 gestation neonate which can be used for many scenario’s relating to pre-term babies.

MedicFX and Starship hospital in Auckland have worked together to develop a manikin specific to a neonatal team training scenario: Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) 

Preemie Patrick is made with soft silicone that feels like real skin. He has punched-in hair and lashes. He has a natural chest rise with inflatable lunges. He can be ordered in 2 different colours light skin or transparent red.

After use, the skin can be glued back together or replaced. All the organs are replaceable. Bloodlines and IV lines can be inserted where needed. 


  • Realistic Silicone Preemie baby
  • Soft wrap and hat.
  • Care kit with shampoo and baby powder
  • Plastic storage case


Preemie Patrick can be modified to fit your specific scenario.


33Length  cm, Head circumference 20.5 cm


 0.6kg. Total weight with the plastic storage case 1.7 kg.


Platinum Silicone, Mohair, silicone tubes


"Preemie Patrick has realistic internal organs, there is separation between abdomen and thoracic cavities to allow for abdominal distension and an inlet into the abdomen which allows for air or fluid to be inserted.

While Preemie Patrick is visually realistic, as a static manikin it cannot provide the physiological information that clinicians require ( respiratory rate, heart rate, cardiac rhythm, SpO2, ETCO2, CVP and pulses). This deficit is countered with the contribution of high-fidelity virtual monitoring using the Laerdal LLEAP software.

 Starship clinicians from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Anaesthesia, Surgery and the Starship Operating Rooms recognised the need for team training in providing care to these fragile neonates and created a scenario of Fulminant Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) requiring Laparotomy in NICU.

This scenario required a surgical manikin with specific features including discoloured section of abdominal wall and bowel. Premmie Patrick cannot be intubated but he does oscillate well, so he commences the scenario with an ETT in place and is oscillated. "

Trish Woods,Starship hospital Auckland

”We used the model last week for a run through sim. It was excellent and felt realistic. Are you looking to sell these worldwide? They are excellent and definately have a role for sim team training.”

Jon Wells Christchurch hospital.

Care instructions:

  • Treat the baby as you would a real preemie. Don't pull on arms or legs or punched in hair.
  • Patrick can be washed under the hot tap and cleaned with alcohol if needed.
  • Don't immerse the baby in water as it will fill up the lungs.
  • Dry the baby with soft towel and hairdryer and powder off before storing away
  • If the silicone gets a bit shiny/oily wipe with Iso alcohol and powder off with baby powder
  • Models can be repaired with our FX Silicone Repair Kit. For more information on how to repair your silicone appliance, check our instructional video here.


MEDICFX warrants that the products supplied will be of good quality and reasonably fit for the purpose(s) mentioned in the descriptions. All products that are faulty or damaged need to be notified, with a photo of the damage, within a week after receiving the products. If the damage or fault is due to fabrication, the faulty product can be returned and repaired, replaced, or refunded.

MEDICFX offers a 6-month warranty on the silicone parts of your model. With normal, gentle use no rips or tears should occur. There is no warranty on hair-work.

All our babies are handmade and may have small imperfections and slight variations from our webshop image.