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Morgen Lofgren measures liquid into a syringe during a skills training sesson in the nursing program at Columbia Gorge Community College.

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Sims Make it Real: simulation labs, training help students connect the dots

Nursing students at Columbia Gorge Community College had a tough time going against their healing instincts Tuesday to help a terminally ill “patient” die with dignity. “This doesn’t feel like a very successful simulation,” said Shayla in a debriefing session that followed the death of “Alice Nyman,” the name given the mannequin patient. The last names of students have been withheld to protect their privacy.


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