Oral Themed Presentation
Context: : A collaborative work amongst three simulation specialists built a mobile pediatric simulation team named MPS in 2016. We have our own equipment including many manikins of medium fidelity. We also have our simulated patients (SPs) and few task trainers. Due to the nature of the MPS which is "mobile", we used to move from our base in Qatar to other countries overseas to conduct our pediatric simulation events. The team faced many challenges because of the mobile nature of simulation to be delivered. One of the major challenges is the task trainers; we need to ship or travel with many strange pieces of equipment in the flights.
Description: : To overcome the difficulty of transporting many task trainers required for psychomotor skills for intervention in simulation practice as well as the high price of manikins in the markets, MPS has invented four commonly required task trainers in neonatal practice from very basic materials but with high fidelity. These hand-made part task trainers are: Lumbar puncture, chest tube insertion, peripheral IV cannulation and umbilical catheterization for the newborn.
Observation/Evaluation: : The learners attending our neonatal emergencies simulation workshops used the newly created task trainers and enjoyed and engaged better during those simulation experiences. The sense of realism which reflects the high fidelity nature of the models was achieved as learners mentioned this in their feedback. We continuously evaluate and test our task trainers in real-life simulation scenarios and further modification was made as needed. MPS successfully demonstrated the integration of high fidelity with low technology resources.
Discussion: : The participants of our workshops used the newly created task trainers and engaged better during those unique hands-on simulation workshops. We continuously evaluate and test our task trainers in real-life simulation scenarios and further modification was made as needed. The learners recognized that the new models are more usable and superior to previous models. The sense of realism which reflects the high-fidelity nature of the models was achieved as learners mentioned this in their feedback.
The authors will demonstrate in details and share the newly innovated task-trainers with the audience.