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November 2009, Volume 39 Number 11 , p 47 - 49


  • Charles W. Fort RN, MSN


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Fort, Charles W. RN, MSN

Issue: Volume 39(11), November 2009, p 47–49 Publication Type: [Feature] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Charles W. Fort is the simulation training coordinator at the Virtual Education and Simulation Technology (VEST) Center at Christiana Hospital in Bear, Del. All photos courtesy of the author. Human patient simulators are as close as you can get to a real patient. Find out how these resources can help you perfect your skills and learn from your mistakes in a safe environment.

YOUR PATIENT, JAMES, just coded again. You begin CPR while you wait for the code team to arrive. When help arrives, he's promptly and appropriately managed according to advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines and he's successfully resuscitated.

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This is the eighteenth time James has coded today. That's because he's a human patient simulator used to teach healthcare professionals how to recognize ...

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