Testimony of Allison Lee, MD Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology. “I can definitely say that the residents enjoyed playing the game and thought it was a cool and novel approach to learning. A few explicitly told me recently that they did learn a lot from the game and got […]
Interview with Elie Saliba.
Pediatrician neonatologist, head of neonatal resuscitation department of the Faculty of Medicine of Tours, president of the SFN.
1/ What do you expect from medical virtual simulation Perinatsims on neonatal resuscitation ?
The numerical medical simulation for the teaching of neonatal resuscitation in the birth room is essential. It should occupy an important place in the initial training. First, because of the large public concerned, whether in pediatric training (pediatric DES) or for midwifery students. The trainees have a compulsory training in neonatology and midwives deal with new born resuscitation.
This form of simulation also finds its place in continuing education to improve and maintain skills. Whatever the type of training, numerical simulation is a flexible training that will allow users to practice according to their availability or “just-on-time” in the care services. It is an essential complement to theoretical courses and simulation on low or high fidelity mannequins.
2/ How to effectively improve the dissemination of good practice recommendations and change of care?
The numerical simulation is totally suitable. It is developped by experts of the discipline and it allows updates on the latest state of the arte. The user can treat the clinical situations according to the last recommendations of the medical societies.
3/ What are the stakes for perinatal professionals?
Training and maintenance of knowledge of a large number of health professionals who will have to intervene in perinatality. The offer of training on high fidelity mannequins is rare and often difficult to put in place to train a large number of learners and especially to maintain the skills. For many professionals, some clinical situations are rare or even exceptional and being able to “revise” on these scenarios constitutes a remarkable step forward for the retention of information.
Elie Saliba is also Graduate in simulation of the Harvard medical simulation center, head of the simulation center of the Faculty of Medicine of Tours, coordinator of a training of trainers IUD.