Nurses Practice With High Tech, Tiny Manikins

Aug 27, 2014

Maybe you’ve seen a baby doll that cries or hiccups, but how about one with a pulse? At UT Arlington’s College of Nursing, teachers put students through the paces of emergency scenarios remotely, using computer-programmed baby manikins.


High Tech Simulation

“Healthcare providers don’t learn on patients anymore,” says Judy LeFlore. “We don’t practice procedures on new patients, [medcal students] learn about it in a simulated environment.”

LeFlore is Associate Dean of the College of Nursing at UTA. She coordinates the remote-control distance simulation project with grant support from Pediatrix Medical Group. She’s watching the nurses from a split screen in her office, controlling everything that happens in a remote site.

For the full story, see the Breakthroughs blog.