Medical Simulator- How they have changed the medicine industry

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Medical simulation is a branch of simulation itself, related to the training and education in the field of medical. It is a methodology used in the millennial age for efficient training of professionals in the healthcare industry by utilizing advanced educational technology.  Due to limitations to the real life patient care, professionals are restricted from executing certain procedures.

Therefore, learning from a medical simulator is experiential learning that every professional working in the healthcare industry would need. Medical simulation is also known as surgical simulation, patient simulation and healthcare simulation. 
The root of medical simulation dates back to the First World War when the aviation industry used simulation based learning procedures to train pilots. Simulation procedures allow safe training of learners and professionals that can engage in activities proven to be life threatening or dangerous if practiced on something alive and real.

For example, if a patient is injured and requires immediate medical care from a professional, a learner cannot perform complicated procedures required by the patient, without practicing efficiency in medical procedures through medical simulation. Therefore, beginners and learners like fresh graduates have to be certified to perform medical procedures that are required for the possible life saving scenarios.

During an immersive medical simulation when medical simulators are used, the practitioners enter into a healthcare setting where a patient manikin is controlled wirelessly by the technical and educational staff. A manikin can also be known as a patient simulator, surgery simulator or nursing simulator.

The simulation of the procedure is mostly recorded live so that other students, learners can see and learn from it later or play it back during debriefing processes. The facilitator will act as the patient’s voice and will provide the guidelines for technical control of the medical simulator.

Usually, the facilitator debriefs the students while playing back the video script and giving the students a guideline of how to react to worst case-scenarios.  It has been said that students actually learn the most during the debriefing process because they can engage in effective communication to identify errors and problems.

Therefore, keeping in mind all the benefits of medical simulation procedures, they are no less than a blessing for the medical industry. Students can now perfect their skills through simulation procedures without a risk of someone losing their life or investing the time in finding a corpse. Students can perform on the simulative procedures, perfect their skills and develop the proficiency to react to worst-case scenarios.

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