High-tech academy earns honors

OLMITO — “Sir. Sir. Can you hear me? Can you talk?”

No response. A student at the South Texas Academy for Medical Professions checks the mannequin’s pulse on the wrist and neck.

Nothing. Then a long beep and the heart monitor flat-lines.

“Defibrillator,” someone shouts. The simulation mannequin shows all the signs of cardiac arrest or any other scenario teachers want to create to give students real world experience.

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