Using Pretend Patients to Train for Real Crises

By Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times

The patient lay motionless in a Manhattan hospital room, his face pale, his gaze glued to the ceiling. He had no pulse.

“Start CPR,” the doctor said.

A nurse began administering chest compressions. “One and two and three,” she counted, all the way to 30. The patient did not budge. The doctor grimaced.


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