Robotic patients simulate real-life emergency room situations for healthcare students

Students take part in a simulation lab in the Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories directed by Jamie Musler. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

You can’t become a nurse before you practice on patients, but you can’t practice on patients before you’re a nurse… right? Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences has a solution: robots. And these ones can bleed.

In this episode, we talk to Jamie Musler (director of interprofessional medical simulation and the Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Labs) and nursing students Nathalie Garcia and Julia Thompson.