We continue to train professionals of medical simulation centers

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Last week, a workshop was held for simulation center specialists. During the three days sessions, participants learned how to create clinical scenarios and develop the criteria for evaluating its implementation.

The event was supposed to happen much earlier — in March 2022 as a follow-up to the workshop in January. But despite the fact that the russian occupiers made adjustments to our plans, we still held our event, albeit a little later than scheduled. We are beyond happy that our intentions and plans eventually have been realized. 

Therefore, the training took place at the center of simulation medicine and innovation technologies of the Bukovinian State Medical University and was executed as practically as possible with the use of mannequins and other special equipment: cameras, connected audio system and control desk, which can be used to manage monitors with medical parameters.

The constant mentor for this event was Dmytro Konkov, MD, Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology #1 at the Vinnytsia Medical Institute named after M. I. Pirogov, member of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM), Secretary of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Educational Simulation Technologies.

As the last time, we invited to participate in the workshop willing specialists from six pilot medical institutions of higher education, who are the partners in our Project, as well as students. During the workshop, participants discussed their personal experience in creating and working with clinical scenarios, elaborated on its detailization, considered validation issues, dealt with “gaps” and focused more specifically on:       

  • the structure of clinical stations for OSCE,
  • electronic builder for check-lists: model and prototypes,
  • review of sections for creating clinical scenarios.

And we were very glad to hear positive feedback from students who worked with the cases.

However, that’s not all. In the middle of the event, Mr. Dmytro tricked the participants by telling a “stranger” to come into the audience and pretend to lose consciousness. We wish you could only see the level of enthusiasm demonstrated in the group when everyone rushed to help the woman in the middle of the training, and how successfully the participants were able to practice providing medical aid. You might wonder why this unconventional approach to polishing of the clinical skills was so beneficial? That’s simple, because it was as realistic as possible, not everyone even understood that this was another well-thought-out move by the trainer, and under conditions of slight stress, the participants were able to work out the scenario as best as possible.

 

We are extremely grateful to the team of the center of simulation medicine and innovation technologies of the Bukovinian State Medical University who helped us to conduct this workshop at the highest level! We wish our participants inspiration for the further development of simulation medicine on the basis of their medical HEIs, and we will stay in touch!