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Authors

Kevin Gardner

Abstract

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.

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