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Where practice makes perfect

University of Virginia School of Nursing students peer into one another’s ears, noses and throats, palpate one another’s livers, and listen for irregular heartbeats. Graduate students gently nudge central lines into pulsating, life-like chests just under the collarbone, and practice placing sutures across lacerations on pigs’ feet. Undergraduates don and doff protective gear as they learn the highly controlled entrance and exit procedures of an isolation unit.

From down the hall come the cries of a fevered baby with bronchiolitis. In another room, a huge variety of simulated body parts are catheterized, their wounds dressed and IV drips placed. One room over, Noelle, an expectant mother, is giving birth. Again.

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Nursing students peer into one another’s ears, noses and throats, palpate each other's livers, and listen for irregular heartbeats. They gently nudge central lines into pulsating, life-like chests just under the collarbone, and practice placing sutures across lacerations on pigs’ feet. They don and doff protective gear as they learn the highly controlled entrance and exit procedures of an isolation unit.

From down the hall come the cries of a fevered baby with bronchiolitis. In another room, a huge variety of simulated body parts are catheterized, their wounds dressed and IV drips placed. One room over, Noelle, an expectant mother, is giving birth. Again.

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