Center for Medical Simulation: the new space for the Medicine career at Fasta University

The Fasta University Medicine Degree continues to innovate and acquire state-of-the-art spaces for the development of future health professionals. It is that, in addition to spaces such as the Morgue, Microscopy Room, Physicochemical Laboratory, Ultrasound Office and Clinical Practices, the University has a new Simulation Center for its students.

The new center, installed at the Avellaneda Street headquarters, has a simulated Intensive Therapy space, with monitors, oxygen and compressed air flows, aspiration, Intensive Therapy bed and a stop car. But the most important novelty is the implementation of the high-fidelity simulator, “Nursing Anne Simulator”, brought from the United States.

Nursing Anne Simulator represents a high-fidelity female patient and is used for medical practices, simulating different types of vital signs and symptoms that technology has allowed to replicate with great similarity to the reality of patients. Students will be able to diagnose, treat, analyze and solve problematic situations in the simulator, as if it were a real person. This is beneficial for learning and also for real patient care.

In this sense, the simulator allows evaluating different systems and organs of the human body, such as the cardiocirculatory system, the heart, heart rhythm and sounds, electrocardiograms, cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, arterial pulses, among others. It also allows to simulate the pulmonary system, medical practices such as intubation, placement of lines and probes, management and change of colostomy, simulation of hematuria and metrorrhagia, and ocular changes of normal and pathological pupils.

The Dean of the Faculty of Cs. Doctors, Dr. Julia Elbaba, commented that: “the doll allows generating many clinical situations. As we work on it, through an electronic command, we can make the patient improve or not improve. It is a doll in an intensive therapy simulation scenario ”.

Another benefit of simulation teaching is that it develops clinical reasoning, teamwork, and crisis management. In addition, it enhances students’ technical and procedural skills, develops clinical reasoning based on scientific, anthropological, social and epidemiological bases.

An important aspect is that high-fidelity simulators require a safe and realistic scenario, and at the end of the practice debriefing is carried out, (analysis and evaluation of the actions), in order to reveal the errors and successes in the handling of the patient .

“The simulator will be used in all the years of the Medicine career, in proportion to the knowledge that the student has of each year, increasing in time and complexity,” they remarked from the Faculty of Cs. Medical

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