Simulation is a technique employed to imitate a real life situation. At the European University Cyprus Medical School (EUCMS) we use Simulation-based learning as a constructive teaching method providing individuals with an opportunity to experience a real-life clinical setting.
SCOPE “to maximize training safety and minimize risk”
Why use simulation based-learning?
- Simulating real scenarios in a controlled environment
- Gain skills in an interactive and modern way of teaching
- Facing life-threatening and rare cases
- Cultivate team spirit and inter-professional communication
SIMULATION-BASED MEDICAL EDUCATION may be targeted for numerous health professions e.g. general practitioner, gynecologists, cardiologist and pediatrician. These simulators are used to evaluate the ability of the trainee to adjust and react to unexpected clinical scenarios.
Victoria- a labor & delivery simulation. A life-like child birth can be demonstrated with or without complications during the delivery. Magnesium toxicity, placental abruption and prolapsed cord are some of the birth complications that the trainee can come across while training with Victoria. When symptoms call for an emergency birth then a cesarean section may be necessary, this can also be performed.
- Adult male simulators (SinMan and SimPad) – Trainee may apply CPR, abdominal thrust, practice inserting/removing nasoenteric and esophageal tubes, iv insertions, execute defibrillation and much more. These simulators are the definition of innovation and progression into a new era of education and clinical training.
- Vimedix – an ultrasound simulator suitable for training individuals in using the ultrasound technique in healthcare. Both healthy and pathological cases are available.
- SECTRA – progressive medical imaging technology providing training and a deeper understanding of normal anatomy, pathology, trauma, embryology, histology, orthopedics, oncology, surgery and more. Radiological and pathological imaging from real clinical cases are also accessible to trainers and trainees. The trainer is able to set-up a story of clinical content intended to trouble the trainee.