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Format: 04/21/2014
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: RN-Ovation

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

By Kate Guerriero

Tribune-Review

Lights flashing and sirens wailing, the ambulance doors burst open as paramedics prepped a patient who had gone into cardiac arrest for the ER, but before we could say "Stat!" we were rushed off to the maternity ward just in time to watch the birth of a healthy baby boy. 

We spent Thursday evening feeling as though we were interns on rotation (my heart is still beating a mile a minute!) as we toured the Western Pennsylvania Hospital's newly renovated School of Nursing, where the highlight of our evening included a tour of the awe-inspiring Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center, a virtual hospital where lifelike mannequin patients that speak, breathe, cough, mimic symptoms and even go into distress provide students with realistic, hands-on training.

To read more and see photos, visit the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review web site.

 

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