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Doctors hone craft in Las Vegas hospital's new simulation center


Shine a light in Harold’s eyes, and his pupils constrict. He breathes, blinks and even sweats, just like the rest of us.

One striking difference: Harold is made of plastic.

The high-tech dummy is one of several training tools in MountainView Hospital’s new simulation center to help medical residents learn basic operations and procedures before they begin working on the living. The hospital unveiled the facility and introduced Harold and his counterpart, a pregnant woman named Lucy, at an open house Tuesday.

“The simulation allows the residents to get that real-life, hands-on experience,” said CEO Jeremy Bradshaw. “If they’re going to make a mistake, we want them to be able to do that on a simulated patient.”

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