Students Play With $110,000 Doll

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Students play with $110,000 doll 


Students at RMIT University in Hamilton recently had the opportunity to experience

using a SimMan 2 doll as a part of their training in the Bachelor of Nursing

program.


The doll, worth $110,000, is a mannequin that uses software to generate real-life

scenarios for the nursing students to practise.


Normally housed at RMIT in Bundoora, the doll was brought to Hamilton by lecturer

Leonie Murphy to help local students with studies in Acute Care.


Program Coordinator, Kerry McMullan, was impressed by the ability of the doll to

realistically portray a variety of medical scenarios that the students then had to

help diagnose and treat.


“Through the computer we set the doll up to have heart attacks, blood pressure

issues and airway difficulties with realistic symptoms that the students had to react

to quickly,” Ms McMullan said.


“This puts the students under the pressure of real-life situations,” she said. 


“This doll is a valuable tool that allows our students to use skills they have already

learned in the program.”


For interviews: RMIT University Bachelor of Nursing Program Coordinator,

Kerry McMullan (03) 5572 0500.


For general media enquiries and high-res versions of the image (below):

RMIT University Hamilton Communications Officer, Dinah Hallam, (03) 5572

0505.




Second-year Bachelor of Nursing student, Cassie Sutton, tends to SimMan 2.

13 October, 2010   






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