New Mannequin Helps First Responders Save Lives

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A life-saving tool has a life of its own. Creators of the Trauma Hal mannequin unveiled it to first responders this weekend.

As Gigi Barnett explains, the state-of-the-art mannequin is changing the way medics train for life-and-death emergencies.

Trauma Hal is having a bad day. He just took a terrible fall and has gone into seizures.

It’s the spur-of-the-moment type of training paramedics say can mean the difference between life and death. And with the press of a button, Trauma Hal, a new cutting-edge patient/mannequin can change health conditions in an instant.

“The word we use is realism,” said Jonathan Cabral.

Cabral is a vice president at Gaumard, a Miami-based simulation company that created Trauma Hal. He says the demand from doctors, medics and first responders in the military for

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