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SimMan, a male manikin stand-in for 3G, which is currently being upgraded, is pictured Thursday during a tour of Ridgwater College's new mobile simulation lab. The state-of-the art lab is equipped with three life-size manikins that through enhanced computer technology allow the manikins to interact with their caregivers to provide on-site training to health care providers throughout the area. The includes an emergency room and a control room/debriefing room. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Ridgewater unveils state-of-the-art mobile sim lab


WILLMAR -- The manikins in Ridgewater College's SimLab L1 are ready to bleed, vomit or give birth, all on command.

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