Training: "Participants do not have to experience every mistake they make at the simulator with the patient first" -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Training: "Participants do not have to experience every mistake they make at the simulator with the patient first"

Interview with Dr. Michael Müller, medical director of the clinic and polyclinic for anesthesiology and intensive-care medicine, University Hospital Center Dresden

In an emergency, every flick of the wrist has to be correct - the right treatment is time-critical and usually vital. Mistakes can be fatal, so emergency physicians and paramedics need to be seasoned and experienced. But they will not always know certain problems from their daily work. Using patient simulators, they are able to train for rare situations and learn possible solutions.

04/01/2014

Photo: Intubation exercise at a patient simulator; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Tyler Olson

Intubating a patient simulator; ©panthermedia.net/ Tyler Olson

Photo: Working at the simulator; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Tyler Olson

Working at the simulator does not only improve the technical skills of physicians, but also communication, teamwork and situational awareness; ©panthermedia.net/ Tyler Olson

Photo: Reanimation at the simulator; Copyright: panthermedia.net/macor

Scenarios that rarely occur in daily work, like the reanimation of a patient, are preferably practiced with a simulator; ©panthermedia.net/ macor

Photo: Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

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