Medical simulation after graduation, a reality in medical learning

Medical simulation after graduation, a reality in medical learning

To talk about the importance of simulation, the second session 2023 for scientific, academic and cultural activities From the Department of Surgery at UNAM University School of Medicine Dedicated to the postgraduate simulation unit (USIP)which allows residents and surgeons active in their specialty to perform surgeries, clinical and surgical techniques.

“The greatest control is in the non-biological models that we have in the postgraduate unit and facility support found in the surgery department of our college, We achieve a level of knowledge and a continuous development of activity or skills, which will lead to better academic performance, providing greater benefit to our patient, ”emphasized Dr. Eduardo Montalvo JaffeHead of the Department of Surgery when welcoming the event that was held on February 23 at the Dr. Fernando Ocarranza” and introducing the speaker, Dr. Jesús Tapia Jurado, current President of USIP and former President of the Mexican Academy of Surgery.

Remembering that it is about eliminating and reducing negative events that can occur in clinical activities, Dr. Tapia Jurado noted that this can be prevented by having a well-coherent theory and practice: “We give the opportunity to promote all academic activities, By introducing a new approach, Work with simulation equipment primarily on non-biological models and controlled biological models; It is even performed using hybrid simulations. We are always guided by ethics, which is one of the most important values ​​not only in medical practice, but also in its education,” he commented.

USIP has high fidelity simulators for adults, obstetrics, pediatrics, and neonatology, with the opportunity to manage hemodynamic variables simulating different cases and scenarios; In addition to medium resolution simulators, Such as repeating heart-lung sounds, where up to 50 types of heart conditions can be recreated And some respiratory system Lo-fi simulatorswhich allow training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, tracheal intubation, and lumbar puncture. In addition, it contains virtual reality simulators to perform laparoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy, and even endovascular techniques.

The professor in the Department of Surgery also highlighted that “the simulation allows the doctor to test himself in multiple scenarios and procedures, make mistakes and possibly explore their consequences, be evaluated and directed by the professors, have time to analyze what has been learned, and in this way, they acquire skills and competencies for the benefit of their patients without representing any danger to them.”

At the conclusion of the offer he sent Facebook And YoutubeDr. Tapia Jurado stressed the importance that “although learning must be objective, critical and standardized, it must not neglect being reflective, motivating, interactive and comprehensive. Therefore, to improve results we must change strategies.”

Dr. Tapia and Dr. Montalvo Jaffe called on undergraduate and graduate students to maintain ongoing training and continuing medical education.

Photos: Bressida Lopez

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