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CVTC Nursing students Colin McConville of Hudson, left, and Anna Hinde of Barron check vital signs and care for a newborn infant mannequin at the new River Falls simulation lab. The infant simulation is part of a birth mother simulator new to the campus this term.

For tech college students, simulation lab brings medical reality

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When nursing students at Chippewa Valley Technical College in River Falls work on a training scenario with one of the school’s high-tech simulation mannequins, they can rely only on their own knowledge and instincts.


There’s no glancing over at an instructor in search of a nod of approval for a chosen course of action.

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