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Bennie introduced at PDC

Susan Francis, administrative assistant with the Upward Bound program, and Mechelle Blunt, student activities coordinator, listen to Assistant Professor of Nursing Carol Wright’s instructions on how to take the patient simulator’s pulse.

The Paul D. Camp Community College nursing program recently held an open house to demonstrate the capabilities of a high-tech patient simulator funded by Franklin Southampton Charities.

The Sim Man 3G, named BENNIE Simms (Bringing Every Nurse New and Innovative Education) after college president Paul Conco and his wife, Diana Conco, submitted the suggestion during a contest held in February, provides interactive health training, according to Assistant Professor of Nursing Carol Wright.

“He can talk, cry, sweat and breathe,” she said. “He is equipped with lung, abdominal and heart sounds, and pulses all over his body.”