Keywords : Cost-effective mannequins
A Cost-Effective Simulation Model for demonstration of Parenteral drug administration for undergraduate medical students
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 2400-2411
INTRODUCTION: The curriculum for medical graduates proposed by the MCI, has undergone significant changes. The new curriculum identifies essential skills, describes methods and contexts of teaching, and recognizes standardized measurement of competencies1. It focuses on learning critical competencies needed for success in clinical practice and provides standards and a framework for measuring performance2. It allows for self, objective, and multisource assessments with mandates to improve the quality of health care and enhance patient safety 3,4
OBJECTIVE: To develop a cost-effective upper limb mannequin for training students in the skill of parental injection techniques to be assessed using objective structured practical examination (OSPE).
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cost effective upper limb was prepared for parenteral drug administration. Each student was able to practice individually. A study questionnaire was given covering aspects of Perception and feedback of the students regarding the mannequins.
RESULTS: A Huge percentage (96.87%) of students concurred that simulation is a useful learning method. A large percentage of students agreed that it made the topic interesting and provided a semi-realistic experience. Feedback obtained showed that over half of the students agreed that the mannequins were good.
CONCLUSION: The simulation technique provided self-learning of a variety of skills with confidence in a safe and controlled environment without fear of harming patients. Students were able to enhance clinical competence by repeatedly doing the procedure & correcting their mistakes.