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Rare healthcare simulation center opens today

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - The construction is complete and it's ready. Kirkwood Community College and a wide group of eastern Iowa health care, public safety and emergency partners will celebrate the college's new Healthcare Simulation Center today.

Central to the new center are several "extremely lifelike" medical simulators that can demonstrate a wide range of physical ailments and medical conditions for use in training nurses, medical assistants, EMTs, ambulance personnel and others. Kirkwood officials indicate this is one of the few simulation centers in the Midwest.  They say it's especially rare to have such a wide range (infant to elderly, maternity, etc.) of simulator tools available for training.

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