CNHS Students Name Their New “Patients”

Posted: October 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

Three new “patients” in the College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS) are no longer anonymous. Thera Pea, Jerry Attrix, and Spiney Lombardo, computer-controlled patient simulators previously known only as “SimMen,” received names at an open house in the Toups Clinical Labs last week.

CNHS sponsored a student contest to name the SimMen. The rules called for the lifelike “patients” to have first and last names; first names for either gender were considered ideal, but not necessary. Names were judged on creativity, ease of pronunciation, and appropriateness to the lab setting.

The nursing students who won are: Anne Lord (Thera Pea), Raoul Moran (Jerry Attrix), and Genevee Brown (Spiney Lombardo). The winning names will be attached to each SimMan.

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