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'Smart' dummies bring very real training
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Clinical Educator Sharon Schmidt points out several features of iStan, one of two new mannequins used at Monroe Clinic Hospital for staff training and practice for nursing students from Blackhawk Technical College. The advanced medical mannequin has the ability to exhibit hundreds of symptoms so students or staff can practice a variety of procedures. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - At first he didn't move much, then his barrel of a chest rose and his eyelids snapped open and shut mechanically. He can't move and he is stuck wherever he is set, wirelessly attached to monitors that track his pulse and breathing. He is iStan, and he is a mannequin used at Monroe Clinic Hospital for staff training and by nursing students from Blackhawk Technical College for practice.