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Respiratory care students Harry Painter Jr. and Darielle Griffin work with a mannequin to get hands-on training at St. Louis Community College's new healthcare facility on the Forest Park campus. OCt. 24, 2019
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After counting out the last in a series of chest compressions, Harry Painter Jr. sets up a nebulizer and begins piping oxygen into his patient’s lungs.

“Mr. Jones, you scared us there. How are you feeling?” he asks. The lifelike mannequin blinks back. 

Everything around Painter looks exactly as it would in a hospital, but this is a simulation room at St. Louis Community College’s new health care facility on the Forest Park campus.