In addition to live actors, computerized mannequins can also be used
to model patients. Using high-tech devices, life-sized patient mannequins simulate the human body and allow students to listen
to breath and heart sounds, feel pulses, measure vital signs, and much more.
Students can perform medical interventions such as intubation (insertion of a breathing tube into the airway), medication injections,
and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (a procedure to restore breathing and circulation). These techniques
help students learn to respond quickly and accurately to acute illness situations
before they encounter them in real patients. Mannequins also allow students
to practice medical procedures before attempting them on patients.