‘Baby Tory’: Logan Regional using lifelike infant simulator to train for unique situations

A pair of nurses at Logan Regional Hospital surrounded the bed of a newborn infant on Wednesday morning. The child, affectionately referred to as Baby Tory by the staff, was experiencing difficulties breathing on her own — intubation needed to be performed, and time was of the essence.

But however lifelike their young patient seemed from a distance, a closer look at the newborn revealed the truth — she was actually a remarkably human simulation, a computer program designed to look, feel and react exactly like a newborn exhibiting any medical ailment the staff programs.

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