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 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.
Realistic clinical scenarios in the simulation lab
The word “simulation” implies an imitation of a real-life process in order to provide a lifelike experience in a controlled environment. It can be thought of as somewhere to learn from mistakes without doing any damage. A well-constructed simulation allows trainees to answer the question, “If I do this, what happens?" It provides learners with an opportunity to test out different scenarios to see what works and to understand how they arrived at the right and wrong answers.
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 and video system 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.
Recording process 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 Viso and The Observer XT
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.
Free product overview
Let us help you choose the tools you need for your trainings in a simulation lab or for your research. Learn more about our powerful software tools, fully integrated labs, and expert consultancy.
Or have a look at the customer story of Máxima Medical Centre Veldhoven, where trainees debrief each other on medical skills, communication, teamwork, and leadership. Within the Simulation Centre of George Brown Centre, trainees work through a wide range of scenarios in various healthcare settings.
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. Don’t want to miss new blog posts? Stay up-to-date and subscribe now! You will receive updates of new blog posts every month.
- Bayranzadeh, S.; Joseph, A.; San, D.; Khoshkenar, A.; Taaffe, K.; Jafarifiroozabadi, R.; Neyens, D.M. (2018). The Impact of Operating Room Layout on Circulating Nurse’s Work Patterns and Flow Disruptions: A Behavioral Mapping Study. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/1937586717751124
- Fransen, A.F.; Ven, J. van de; Schuit, E.; Tetering, A. van; Mol, B.W. & Oei, S.G. (2017). Simulation-based team training for multiprofessional obstetric care teams to improve patient outcome: A multicentre, cluster randomised controlled trial. BJOG, 124, 641-650.
- Jones, J.; Wilkins, M.; Caird, J.; Kaba, A.; Cheng, A. & Ma. I.W.Y. (2017). An experimental study on the impact of clinical interruptions on simulated trainee performances of central venous catheterization. Advances in Simulation, 2 (5). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41077-017-0038-1
- Truijens, S.E.M.; Banga, F.R.; Fransen, A.F.; Pop, V.J.M.; Runnard Heimel, P.J. van & Oei, S.G. (2015). The effect of multiprofessional simulation-based obstetric team training on patient-reported quality of care: a pilot study. Simulation in Healthcare, 10, 210-6.
- Weller, J. et al. (2014). Building the evidence on simulation validity. Comparison of Anesthesiologists' Communication Patterns in Real and Simulated Cases. Anesthesiology, 120 (1).