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Botsford Hospital Opens Skills Lab

Farmington Hills, Mich. (June 13, 2011)---How do health care professionals get over the fear of giving injections and a host of other medical interventions? Practice, practice, practice. Now at Botsford, an osteopathic teaching hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., medical education and patient safety are being enhanced with the opening of its Skills Lab. This new facility is a special place where residents, nursing students, emergency medical technicians, registered nurses, attending physicians and others can learn, practice and master clinical skills, such as starting IVs, suturing, giving CPR, intubating, giving tracheotomies and performing laparoscopic surgery. 
 
The focus of the Skills Lab is will be on clinical skills competency training and evaluation, and training in new procedures. 
 
The Skills Lab was made possible through generous charitable donations from Raimundo Pastor, D.O., a general surgeon at Botsford, and from Botsford’s Medical Staff.

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