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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

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

The three life-size manikins -- a man, a pregnant woman and a baby -- are the stars of the college's mobile simulation training lab, which was unveiled Thursday afternoon on the Willmar campus. The lab will be available to provide on-site training to health care providers throughout the area. It includes an emergency room and a control room/debriefing room.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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