2012-12-27 / Lifestyles

Nursing center sees boost

SAULT STE. MARIE – The R.W. Considine Foundation has presented a $400,000 donation to be used to purchase state-of-the-art, high-fidelity mannequins, part of a proposed nursing simulation center in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

The donation was presented to the Lake Superior State university Foundation for the center, a joint project between the city, LSSU and War Memorial Hospital to train LSSU students, WMH staff, first responders and other healthcare professionals in the region. The “family” of computer-controlled, wireless mannequins the donation will secure will find their permanent home in the simulation center in the coming year.

The proposed simulation center will allow students and healthcare workers to practice their skills on the equipment that responds to their care just as human patients would.

For more information on the lab, contact (906) 635-2144.

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