Learning from Medical Simulations
Interview: Sandy Roob, Sound Medicine reporter
For the past decade, ever since the publication of the landmark study called "To Err is Human," the medical industry in the United States has been reflecting on what it will take to reduce the medical error rate and improve patient safety. Today: a look at how both medical schools and hospitals are exploring new ways to protect patients, not to mention the people who care for them, from mistakes. First: a new medical simulation center that gives current and future doctors, nurses, and technicians the opportunity to practice on high-tech mannequins -- that are programmed to respond like real patients. Sound Medicine Reporter Sandy Roob followed two medical students through their paces to get a feel for real-life crises, with much less risk.
Sound Medicine Reporter Sandy Roob talks with medical students about their experiences in the Simulation Center.