Nursing students Kristen Pope and Autumn Jamieson of Prince George’s Community College detected high blood pressure from their simulated patient just before tears shed from the mannequin’s glassy eyes Diverse reports. Pope and Jamieson are not alone in using cutting-edge technology, like simulated mannequins, as several of the nation’s community colleges are building “state of the art” infrastructures to enhance allied health programs, a category that includes everything from dental to physical therapy to medicine. Allied health programs are transforming into technologically based practices, especially since most health care employers are limiting job consideration to individuals with some sort of technological foundation.

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