At MMUH ED, we run a weekly multidisciplinary ‘in situ’ simulation in our resus room. With the involvement of prehospital care, nursing and a variety of specialities, we train and practice many possible emergency scenarios in order to improve patient care continuously. Simulation enhances teamwork by focusing on human factors and effective communication.
"Training sessions take place weekly and aim to incorporate new practices in the care of critically ill and injured patients"
Simulation is widely used in emergency medicine at the Mater Hospital in Dublin to train medical personnel, improve patient safety, and enhance the quality of care provided. The Mater Hospital is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Ireland, and simulation is an integral part of the training and education of healthcare professionals at the hospital.
Simulation is used to recreate real-life medical scenarios, allowing healthcare professionals to practice their skills in a safe and controlled environment. The emergency department practices in situ simulation equipped with high-tech simulation equipment, such as patient simulators and task trainers
Simulation is also used to assess and evaluate the performance of healthcare professionals during training sessions. This allows trainers to identify areas where improvements are needed and provide feedback to help individuals and teams develop their skills and knowledge.
In summary, the use of simulation in emergency medicine at the Mater Hospital in Dublin is an effective way to train medical personnel, improve patient safety, and enhance the quality of care provided. It provides a safe and controlled environment to practice clinical skills and teamwork, allowing healthcare professionals to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations.
There are opportunities for nursing roles in simulation medicine and clinical fellowships in medical simulation at the Mater ED.