Simulation in healthcare
The healthcare industry is an ever-changing field that requires extensive skills and training for its professionals. Different disciplines work together to ensure high quality patient care, and they need to be prepared for the teamwork involved.
Effective communication, coordination of activities, clarity on decision making, and managing of errors is of the utmost importance.
Simulation in healthcare
Simulation is used to train and evaluate teamwork. With Noldus solutions, you will gain the insight you need in processes, human performance, and communication, whether your objective is to answer a research question, provide high quality medical education, or assess team performance.
Simulating realistic scenarios
The word “simulation” implies an imitation of a real-life process in order to provide a lifelike experience in a controlled environment. It allows students and professionals to learn in an environment that permits errors, without putting actual patients at risk.
Noldus helps you design the perfect training and simulation facility, each of which is customized according to the specific needs of the trainers and researchers. Two Noldus products, Viso® and The Observer® XT, are at the core of your lab.
Audio & video tool for debriefing
Viso is the user-friendly software suite for audio and video recording, annotation, and quick debriefing. Video feedback is the key to objectively assess performance, particularly during team training sessions.
Videos, including markers and comments, can be viewed both in real-time and after a session, from any location, allowing you to set up a debriefing session wherever you want.
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The added value of simulation-based training
Simulation-based training is an important part of the development and learning process of knowledge and skills. The value of simulation-based training is further enhanced by following up with a debriefing and coaching session.
In this free white paper, we will show 5 reasons why simulation training in healthcare works and will present examples of simulation-based training.
"Noldus’ AV feedback system is of added value for providing feedback, as it makes the debriefing more effective. The residents felt more equipped to deal with obstetric emergency situations in which they are responsible."
Maxima Medical Center|Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Interact with team members
A simulation-based training is a perfect setting for learning. When such a training takes place in an immersive room, it offers a lifelike experience. Moreover, by adding Viso as the video feedback tool, efficient debriefing of the training is assured.
Dennie Wulterkens, paramedic and owner of Secta Medical, shows us the benefits in this video.
Recording simulation sessions
In Viso it is possible to record different scenarios that take place in sequence in multiple rooms as one composite session. Such a session can cover an unlimited number of rooms.
Watch this animation to learn how the composite session recording option works in a healthcare setting.
Research and analysis software
The Observer XT is the most powerful software tool for behavioral observation and video analysis. Used by over 20,000 professionals all over the world, The Observer XT allows you to easily
- Integrate and synchronize video, audio, and external data
- Assess performance and communication live or from video
- Analyze doctor-patient interaction
- Calculate statistics
- Give valuable feedback by presenting your results in video highlight clips
Combining tools to optimize
Interested in analyzing your training sessions in more detail? Benefit from the ease-of-use of Viso and the extensive analysis options of The Observer XT.
Markers, remarks, videos, and audio can easily be imported into The Observer XT for more detailed analysis, visualization, and presentation. In this way you can turn qualitative data into quantitative results.
Extending your lab
A combination of physiological and behavioral data can provide you with essential information that will help you to further understand and explain your participants’ behaviors. A variety of additional data such as physiological data, eye tracking data, and more can easily be integrated into your custom Noldus solution.
With Viso at the core to centralize recordings, and The Observer XT providing an additional level of data synchronization and analysis that cannot be beaten, Noldus provides our clients with the most current technologies for medical simulation and debriefing.
Diverse scientific articles citing Noldus products are published in renowned journals each week. The following list is only a small selection of scientific publications relevant to the research field of medical simulation. Several of these articles were used in our blog posts on medical simulation and doctor-patient interaction.
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- Betts, L., et al. (2020). Using Virtual Interactive Digital Simulator to Enhance Simulation Experiences for Undergraduate Nursing Students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(3), 193-194. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nep.0000000000000472
- Harari, Y., et al. (2020). Paramedical equipment bags: How their position during out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) affect paramedic ergonomics and performance. Applied Ergonomics, 82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2019.102977
- Taaffe, K., et al. (2021). Proactive Evaluation of an Operating Room Prototype: A Simulation-Based Modeling Approach. Journal of Patient Safety, 17(8), e1833-e1839. https://doi.org/10.1097/PTS.0000000000000693