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The Benefits of Hands-On Healthcare Experience

24 April 2024

In the realm of medical education, hands-on learning is an important part of developing essential skills and competencies. Central to this approach are training manikins, lifelike simulators that provide a realistic platform for practicing life-saving interventions and procedures.

Whether you’re a medical student, a seasoned healthcare professional, or a first responder, training manikins offer a practical and immersive way to hone your abilities.

Why get hands-on training?

In medical education, theory alone is insufficient for mastering procedures and interventions. Hands-on experience allows students and professionals to translate theoretical knowledge into practical skills, ensuring proficiency and confidence in real-life scenarios. Training manikins serve as a bridge between theory and practice, offering a safe and controlled environment for skill development.

One of the key advantages of training manikins is their ability to replicate human anatomy and physiology with remarkable accuracy. These models closely resemble the human body, complete with anatomical landmarks and realistic skin texture, such as GERi our complete nursing skills manikin. With our other, Alex the AI robot, students are able to learn how to correctly practice healthcare communication, register vitals and administer medication.

What are the benefits of this?

By using manakins you will be able to:

1. Identify specific skills or procedures that you wish to practice and establish clear learning objectives before beginning each training session.

2. Take advantage of built-in feedback mechanisms, such as electronic monitors or instructor feedback, to assess your performance and identify areas for improvement.

3. Create realistic scenarios that simulate clinical situations encountered in practice, allowing for a more immersive learning experience.

4. Engage in collaborative learning by working with peers or instructors to simulate team-based scenarios and practice communication and coordination skills.

5. Take time to reflect on each training session and participate in debriefing sessions to discuss strengths, weaknesses, and strategies for improvement.

Training manikins play a crucial role in hands-on medical education, offering a realistic and immersive platform for practicing essential skills and procedures. Whether you’re training to become a healthcare professional or brushing up your existing skills, these simulators provide a valuable resource for skill development.

By incorporating training manikins into your educational practice and following best practices for utilisation, you can enhance your learning outcomes and prepare yourself for success in the dynamic field of healthcare.

If you are interested in building your skill set and getting hands on practical experience, our new Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) course could be for you.

Find out more about our health HTQ course here

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