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Local emergency medical personnel engaged in an exercise Tuesday in a mobile training vehicle at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. (John M. Steiner / The Sun)

Emergency personnel learn from mannequins

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You could call him a dummy, but Joe might be one of the most advanced dummies around — he blinks, bleeds and breathes, and with the help of his handlers, he can teach.

On Tuesday, he helped out at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

Joe is one of many nicknames for one of three advanced human patient simulator mannequins used by Simulation In Motion – North Dakota (SIM-ND) to give hands-on training to emergency care workers throughout the state.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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