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At a CDC training session for clinicians headed to West Africa, a medical worker practices sanitizing hands after drawing blood from a mannequin portraying an Ebola patient.
October 16, 2014 Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.
A simulated patient at the University of Malaya makes use of different materials to mimic the look and feel of human tissue.
/Courtesy of Vicknes Waran
December 16, 2013 Universities and hospitals are training residents by having them practice on realistic replicas of actual patients' brains. The high-tech stand-ins allow the students to learn by making mistakes, something they're not able to do when real patients are involved.
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