Future of Simulation at SRM
Saving Lives Through SimulationDr. Charles. N. Pozner, Medical Director, Neil and Wallace delivered a lecture on "Future of Simulation at SRM" at the SRM Medical College Hospital Seminar Hall on April 12, 2012. Appreciating the management for constant support of resources, he explained that many transformations happened since the inception of the idea to set up a simulation center in 2008 to the inauguration of the center during the Indian Science Congress, ISC 2011.
Understanding the importance of simulation in medical education, he stated that simulation education is mandated in many international institutions like the American Board of Anaesthesia. He congratulated SRM University for having included the simulation based training as a part of the MBBS course. "This is the first Indian Institution to train the MBBS graduates with Basic Life Support and Advance Life Support courses", he added.
Dr. Pozner also expressed his concern that the health care providers across the world should understand the need for simulation education for increased professional satisfaction. He explained that training with mannequins would definitely help to enhance the knowledge, decision making skills and team work.
Medical Practitioners like other professionals need to work collaboratively and the simulation center is indeed a predictable place to teach and learn best clinical practices. Dr. Pozner maintained that simulation education would definitely help to bridge the gap between the actual competency and perceived competency of the practitioners.
He said he is happy with the functions of the SRM Stratus Simulation Center and he also suggested that all the departments of the College of Medicine should utilise the resources available in the simulation center. Dr. Pozner also lauded the initiative of SRM Simulation Center of training the nonmedical community like fire service professionals. He made a humorous comment that simulation based medical education is really a better alternative to hours of lousy lectures. His guest lecture was followed by an interactive question and answer session.
Dr. P. Thangaraju, Pro Vice Chancellor, (Medical), Dr. K. Gireesh, Deputy Dean and Vice Principal, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, Medical Superintendent felicitated the occasion with their august presence. ), Dr. K. Gireesh, Deputy Dean said that field work is the path to success and is the power of medical education. Dr. K. Anjalakshi, Head of the Department, Obstetrics and Gyanaecology delivered the vote of thanks.
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