Stoke & Staffordshire

Life-sized dolls worth £40,000 used to train NHS staff

Life-sized human dolls worth more than £40,000 are to be used for the first time in an emergency drill in Staffordshire.

The SimMan can blink, breathe and have its blood pressure and pulse measured. An operator can use a computer to make it to respond to any treatment.

The dolls will be used in an exercise simulating a fire evacuation.

More than 70 staff and volunteers from NHS Trusts and hospitals will be trained during the exercise in October.

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