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Pediatric Simulator designed to improve training

Published: Feb. 1, 2016 at 5:08 PM EST
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Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for children and East Tennessee children's hospital are working together to improve the care children in this region receive.

A special piece of technology funded by the Knox -East Tennessee healthcare coalition is making that possible.

The mannequin interfaces with a computer so the instructor can change patterns like breath signs, bowel signs, and pupil area reaction. this helps them receive instant feedback on how well they're providing care.

"This simulator is different because it reacts like a real child would, and any interventions immediately show up on your screen, immediately show up on your patient assessment, says Angie Bowen Regional Coordinator.

Bowen also says the simulator will only enhance the outreach done in our community by East Tennessee Children's Hospital.