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Not Just for Surgery

Training for procedures carried out by nurses and other medical professionals is also being computerized. Beginning last fall, for example, nursing students at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh began using software from High Techsplanations (HT), Inc., a Rockville, MD software developer, to learn how to stick a needle in a vein. Students take a stainless steel needle in hand, aim it at a vein at the crook of an artificial elbow, and press down. On a computer screen they see

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