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Virtual ICU created by faculty, ITaP partnership supports research and training

April 27, 2011

When a physician is treating a patient in an intensive care unit, nurses are more than partners. They're also human safety checklists. Are the right medicines and equipment on hand? Has the patient consented to the procedure? Did the doctor wash his hands? Purdue nursing students are testing a new way to learn that role -- a virtual intensive care unit, or ICU, an immersive 3-D environment created at ITaP's Envision Center for Data Perceptualization.
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