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In what will greatly please nonhuman animals and animal-rights humans, Reuters reports that physicians who have had to practice lifesaving procedures for emergencies on live animals now have a replica of a human to practice on instead. It’s called TraumaMan and should help nurses,┬ánurse practitioners and physician assistants.

The news service reports: “Thanks to a partnership between the manufacturer of TraumaMan – Seattle-based Simulab – and the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), more than 100 donated TraumaMan simulators are arriving at medical schools in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

All the schools offer the American College of Surgeons-approved course, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). The TraumaMan simulator was developed specifically for that course 13 years ago and is now used to train more than 35,000 medical professionals a year, according to Simulab.”

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