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Human patient simulators a new tool for learning at URI

March 28, 2014

URI’s College of Pharmacy, co-directors of the lab Amanda DeAngelis-Chichester and Pharmacy Professor Clinton Chichester III demonstrate how intravenous medications can be used with a mannequin.

KINGSTON - Step into the CVS Caremark Interdisciplinary Health Delivery Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, and be prepared for the unexpected as teaching and learning tools virtually come to life.

They breathe, they blink, and they have heartbeats. Some of them even bleed. Are they having trouble breathing? Intubate them to get a look at their vocal cords. Do they look like they’re getting sick? Administer a medication that will ease their symptoms. Give them the wrong medication or dosage, though, and they could get sicker or even flat-line.

For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up a copy of the Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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