PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- American International Medical University, or AIMU
, recognizes the importance of medical training. Medical education is not something that should be restricted to students. The community should indulge in some form of medical practice so that they can understand the fundamentals of human health. One state has taken the initiative and created an innovative new technology that will help citizens learn about important medical principals.
An article recently published by KMOT describes the efforts by North Dakota to help citizens learn more about medical practices. Studies have shown that trained emergency medical providers in this state only encounter one or two seriously injured patients a year. However, it is important for volunteers to know how to respond when these situations arise. That is why North Dakota has introduced Simulation in Motion.
Simulation in Motion North Dakota is a new mobile education unit that will cater to medical technicians and volunteers. It provides a realistic simulation of an emergency situation and helps people practice procedures. Volunteers can use Simulation in Motion to get a hands-on education in dealing with virtually any medical situation. The North Dakota medical facilities that designed Simulation in Motion have ensured that every scenario the unit presents is evidence-based. This means that volunteers are trained on the most up-to-date procedures.
There are currently only four Simulation in Motion units in the entire state of North Dakota, which is one of a few states in the entire country that sport this technology. The simulated patients are designed to be as realistic as possible. They can cry, breathe, and even bleed. This puts the volunteer medical technician in the most realistic environment so that they can practice their efforts with the pressure they would face during an actual medical emergency. Volunteers are able to get hands-on experience without the need for putting someone's life in danger.
AIMU points out how Simulation in Motion is closely monitored by expert medical personnel. The volunteer practices on the dummy while a registered nurse or physician stands by to monitor the situation. The volunteer is provided with a scenario, and then given approximately 15 minutes to handle the situation. At the end of that time limit, the supervising medical professional will call an end to the scenario and assess the performance. The educator discusses with the volunteer what they did well and what could have been done better. Results improved significantly during the second scenario, since the volunteers then knew how to properly address the situation.
An AIMU representative states, "These mobile training units should start being utilized all over the United States. Other nations' medical facilities can benefit from them as well. It's a great way to reach out to the community and deliver hands-on learning with minimal risk. People who practice with Simulation in Motion can now be prepared for a real-life medical emergency and other medical scenarios."
AIMU hopes to see Simulation in Motion make an appearance in other regions due to its excellent training methods.
is medical school located in St. Lucia in the Caribbean. It is a well-respected medical university that has been accredited by various organizations, including the World Health Organization and St. Lucia's Ministry of Health. The school assists students in their pursuit of their degrees in medicine or nursing. It offers clinical and lecture-based learning that revolves around the basic practices of the medical field. Students learn about such aspects as medical diagnoses, psychological effects on the body, operating room etiquette, and conducting physical exams.