By MedTech Outlook | Thursday, August 13, 2020
FREMONT, CA: In medical education and training, the conventional training model has been the accepted teaching standard for years. During the training period, each trainee’s exposure differs, and it is nearly impossible to make sure that all learning opportunities will be available to them in the clinical environment. Trainee health care professionals require some exposure to patients to improve their skills and gain experience. As institutions, governments, and patients are becoming increasingly concerned about safety, robust training is becoming essential. Experts have found that simulation-based medical education and training can address these pain points.
Healthcare simulation or medical simulation is utilized for education, training, and evaluation in several medical areas. Both physical and virtual medical simulation technology is made use to train healthcare professionals in cognitive, technical, and behavioral skills, without putting actual patients at risk. Simulation-based medical education allows knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be acquired for all medical professionals in a safe, academically orientated, and efficient method. Process-based skills, communication, team working, and leadership can be learned to become independent medical practitioners.
There are many kinds of healthcare simulations. Some are done virtually, some use replicas of healthcare or emergency environments, some use manikins, and all help healthcare professionals and students practice and learn valuable skills. EMS simulator, simulated medications, manikin simulators, part-task simulators, simulation recording systems, and many more.
Simulation models can also be used for training in new medical technologies, for the application of old technologies to new environments and in testing. The level of simulation must be adjusted to the learners’ needs and can vary from focused tuition to mass trauma scenarios. The deployment of simulation centers is a global phenomenon today, which is greatly encouraged, although the facilities should be used within particular curricula that are sound and costeffective.
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