Decision Simulation Provides Online Training to Medical Personnel
Government Health IT shared an article by Dr. James B. McGee on Improving military patient outcomes through web-based clinical simulation, which highlights the opportunity for quick training that still increases efficiency and effectiveness. The article explains:
“In many situations, clinicians must make diagnostic and treatment decisions in a matter of seconds as patients are triaged and moved into treatment. Making these critical decisions is a cognitive skill that is developed best with repetition and feedback. In essence, a clinical simulation platform is a cognitive task trainer that offers a safe environment for providers to engage in deliberate practice to improve and refine their decision-making skills—with no risk to actual patients.
Educators can build their own scenarios to mirror the patients, medical conditions and situations in which healthcare providers will be making decisions. These scenarios may be very different than what the providers experience in their current medical practices or in their military training facilities. Educators can also assess performance in terms of military medical competence, prior to deployment, during deployment or prior to re-entry. Gaps can be quickly identified and addressed.”
James B. McGee, MD, is the creator of a web-based clinical simulation platform at the University of Pittsburgh, and is the scientific advisory board chairman and co-founder of Decision Simulation, LLC.
Decision Simulation is a web-based platform which enchances clinical decision-making proficiency by attempting to optimize educational outcomes. DecisionSim™ enables healthcare providers, academic institutions and professional societies to cost-effectively develop this vital skill.
Watch the video above and visit DecisionSimulation.com to learn how you can bring web-based simulations to your clinical program today.
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.