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Technology gives CFCC students hands-on training

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New technology is helping teachers explain the life and death scenarios of the health care industry with hands-on experience.

He blinks, he breathes, and he bleeds. Stan is the newest addition to Cape Fear Community College, and he's helping students make the jump from the classroom to the operating room. Human simulation technology is revolutionizing the way students train for careers in health care and emergency response.

At CFCC the human patient simulator allows students to gain confidence with real patients while learning about real life procedures and symptoms. Students are interested in learning with the new technology.

"It's made me more enthusiastic about becoming a potential nurse," student Allison Brady said. "I'm doing my CNA right now. It's real hands on, and you get to learn more real life episodes."

Instructors control those episodes through a computer program that can simulate anything from a bad cough to cardiac arrest leaving students to react to rapidly changing situations.

CFCC uses the technology to teach classes from basic anatomy and physiology to its nursing program. The human patient simulator costs $30,000.

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