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Practice patients

Some teaching hospitals are requiring residents to hone their skills on mannequins -- sometimes before ever touching a real patient.

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / June 26, 2006

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Dr. Ruben Azocar hurriedly described the patient to two anesthesiology residents: A male nurse leaving the night shift had been hit by a car and rushed to the operating room for emergency neurosurgery. The man was lying on a table, unconscious, blood dripping from his nose, a breathing tube down his throat. (Full article: 1292 words)

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