In the presence of the Minister of Health Vlastimil Válek and a representative of the European Commission, the foundation stone of the Intensive Medicine Simulation Center was laid on the premises of the Faculty Hospital in Motola. The goal of the project, financed by the EU, is to include training in model situations as a standard educational tool in the system of specialized and lifelong education of healthcare workers.
The method of teaching by training model situations is used in many medical fields. This training creates a real experience that you can live and actively participate in yourself. Due to the realistic scenarios that do not occur in normal practice on a daily basis, it has become an important educational tool that allows the trainee to practice until a new skill or performance is mastered. When training a team, repetition improves performance and reduces error rates.
"We can compare simulation methods and procedures in the healthcare sector to the procedures used to train pilots of large commercial aircraft. They also train on different simulators for situations that may or may not occur. However, if they happen by chance, they need to know how to behave in the given situation. And this center will be used for something similar," says JUDr. Ing. Miloslav Ludvík, MBA, director of the University Hospital in Motol.
The creation of a fictitious environment that believably imitates possible events and situations serves not only training purposes, but also retrospective evaluation of knowledge and skills. The aim is to achieve effective education using models, aids and real clinical situations. This method of education in the healthcare sector will allow you to acquire the necessary experience, skills and attitudes and protect patients from possible risk.
"On the background of simulated critical situations, communication, decision-making, priorities, working in a team, under stress, in crisis conditions, working with errors, but also understanding the essence and context are taught. Skills that we expect from health professionals, but which cannot be learned in a high-quality and repeated manner except through simulations. The simulation uses the principle of 'learning from mistakes', which views mistakes as an opportunity to motivate further improvement." explains doc. MD Tomáš Vymazal, Ph.D., MHA, head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Medicine of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the UK and Motol Medical University and chairman of the Accreditation Commission for AIM at the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.
"The simulation center will prepare generations of Czech doctors for their demanding work and thus help save lives. At the same time, it is a great example of the use of modern technologies, such as virtual reality, in everyday practice," stated Jáchym Hercher, economic advisor of the European Commission in the Czech Republic.
The first part of the project will consist of building a new building intended for teaching and equipping it with simulators and trainers. In addition, the second part will also be supported, which aims to improve the preparedness and resilience of the health care system, specifically with a focus on managing diseases and conditions that have the potential to endanger a large number of people in the population.
"I am glad that I could be at the birth of the new simulation center for intensive medicine, which will be built with a major contribution from EU funds, specifically the National Recovery Plan. The Czech healthcare system will thus gain a modern space for simulation teaching, which is a global trend in the education of doctors. Simulations enable the acquisition of knowledge and the training of skills in an environment that is close to real situations. And the skills acquired in this way will serve patients in a field in which life is truly at stake, in intensive care medicine." concludes the Minister of Health, Prof. MD Vlastimil Válek, CSc., MBA, EBIR.
The project "Emergence of a Simulation Center of Intensive Medicine" is financed by the European Union from the Instrument for Recovery and Resilience through the National Recovery Plan.