The Infanta Leonor University Hospital receives material from the Complutense University for its clinical simulation room
ACQUISITION OF HIGHER QUALITY SKILLS AND TEACHING
The Infanta Leonor University Hospital has received material for its simulation room from the Faculty of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Podiatry of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), which has allowed the delivery of clinical seminars, helping nursing students in their development competence. The two entities reinforce their mutual commitment to excellent and continuous training for undergraduate students.
The space consists of a room equipped with basic and advanced clinical simulators, donated by the UCM. In it, small groups of nursing students carry out simulations, helped by an associate professor, while the rest of the students visualize through a large digital whiteboard (also provided by the faculty) what happens from another room in real time, accompanied by another associate professor. Both groups can interact thanks to the use of new technologies.
In addition to the digital whiteboard and the donated clinical simulation material (laptop computers and clinical monitors, mannequins for clinical practice, among others), which demonstrates the mutual commitment of both entities to innovative academic training, the university is training their associate professors in Health Sciences as clinical simulation instructors so that they can continue to hone their teaching skills.
Clinical simulation as a learning methodology
Clinical simulation allows the development of students' skills in a safe and controlled environment and is a perfect complement to hospital clinical practices. This educational practice makes it possible to shorten the learning curve and contributes to raising its quality, since students will learn care actions in a simulated environment, which will allow them to face a real situation with greater guarantee and safety for the patient.
On the other hand, it not only helps to improve students' technical skills, but also allows them to acquire other skills such as communication skills, teamwork, leadership and the development of critical thinking.
During this academic year and thanks to the support of the Faculty of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Podiatry of the UCM, the Infanta Leonor University Hospital has already given seven practical seminars using clinical simulation and the resolution of a clinical scenario. The hospital center plans to teach more, after the high satisfaction of both students and teachers.