This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Cadaver Update

I learned from Becky's comment to my Blue Shield of California post that what I thought to be a cadaver was really a "medical mannequin."  These things are quite cool.  They have names. They have biographies. They talk.  They bleed. They have complete medical histories!  

"If students provide the right treatment, the mannequin improves; if they provide the wrong treatment, the patient's condition worsens."  (BBC News) 

They can have heart attacks--the bad ones in which the heart stops beating.   To these "robo-patients" medical students can administer medicines like epinephrine to get the heart going again.  (If they get the dosage wrong, Madeline the Mannequin dies.  Uh-oh!)

Very cool.

But I still think the commercial stinks.

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