The Institute Of Medicine Recommends Simulation As A Method Of Teaching Interventions

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-The Institute of Medicine recommends simulation as a method of teaching interventions in high risk situations.
Simulation can improve outcomes in four areas: laboratory, patient care, patient outcomes, and reduced healthcare costs.
It also increases the amount of knowledge that a person retains and increases self-confidence in the healthcare worker.
-Simulation allows individuals to “learn, practice, and repeat procedures as often as necessary in order to correct mistakes, fine-tune their sills and optimize clinical outcomes” (Patow, 2005). This results in improved skills without harm to the real patients and improved self-confidence in clinical practice.
-The effectiveness of simulation and use of manikins are directly related to the method of presentation of the materials. Studies have shown that the use of simulations have a 75% retention rate. The only method that allows for better retention was to teach the material to others.
-Locally: at Rush Medical Center, a new simulation center just opened with 8 manikins and is in huge demand amongst the students and faculty.
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-Simulation and Manikins are effective in teaching nursing students, healthcare professionals, and medical students.
They improve skills such as insertion of Foley Catheter, proper administration of medications, insertion of an NG tube, assessing mother and baby after delivery, etc
They also improve critical thinking by positively forcing students to work at a fast-pace…
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