The potential benefits of using simulation training within the health care professions are now becoming recognised. This is not a futuristic concept. The use of simulation is here now and may be as varied as using simple cannulation arms to the most sophisticated computerised animatronics that simulate a vast array of life threatening conditions. The common aims of simulation training are to reduce the error rate in patient care and to use this as a means of learning and improving the performance of the responder. The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate how the Australian Army uses high fidelity mannequins in the education of a wide range of health care professionals including Medics, Nurses and Doctors. Secondly, the presentation will discuss how these mannequins can be used in both the pre-hospital and critical care areas and how this medium can be used throughout the training continuum of the health care professional.
"“The potential benefits of using simulation training”,"
Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care:
3, Article 32.
Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/jephc/vol1/iss3/32