Simulation: an effective teaching-learning method in health care education

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30 Jun 2016 - General

Simulation is an excellent method of teaching in many fields including military, nuclear power and aviation industries. The medical and health care sector is on their way of adopting such education techniques. Various medical and nursing institutions have tried to integrate with different education methods but this area remains still underdeveloped in many institutions. Simulation is a real life experience which is a replication of the actual situation guided by an instructor. It is a teaching-learning technique rather than a technology which follows almost similar design and protocols in different areas and situations. This method of training has reported improvement in patient outcomes and has also resulted in increasing confidence among students of medical and health care institutions especially in areas of critical care learning.

Is this method used in your institutions? What methods of teaching and learning are you experiencing?

Traditional methods of teaching surgery involved the See one, Assist one and Do one technique. The logic behind the technique was that frequent familiarity with the procedure would create a certain amount of knowledge about the technique and anatomy and will increase the confidence of the person to do the surgery on his own. This technique is still used for residents. However, there are certain limitations first using this methodology. Emergency procedures and manoeuvres cannot be taught by this...
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