There are a variety of ways simulation education can be used to strengthen patient care:
- Emergency care: Computerized mannequins are used to simulate emergency room and trauma scenarios.
- Surgery: Virtual-reality devices (similar to video games) can help surgeons learn the latest techniques and tools, especially in laproscopic and minimally invasive procedures.
- Teamwork: The mannequins are also used to train hospital code teams, who work in different parts of the hospital but who must come together and work in unison to treat a patient whose heart has stopped.
- Common procedures: All types of health care providers can practice and perfect commonly used procedures such as inserting chest tubes or central lines.
- Labor and delivery: The Banner Simulation System has mannequins who give birth to a baby after a simulated labor, complete with programmable complications.
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