Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Hollywood & What It Teaches Simulation
Recently on WIRED, Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, took a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. While as Healthcare Professionals can enjoy the humor of such mistakes, as Simulationists we should stop and think.
How realistic are your simulations? Are you portraying “real life” or are your simulation experiences being viewed by your audiences (ie your learners) as poor mimicry? Below the video are a few articles we’ve written in the past that cover topics related to increasing the realism of your healthcare simulation program. Consider these questions when seeing what a Resident sees when faced with unrealistic healthcare scenes:
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.