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To The Moon With A Sling Shot: Low-Cost Simulations
Objective: Ob/Gyn simulation
provides valuable learning experiences for students to develop and practice key
skills giving them an opportunity to acquire the confidence to be effective
team members. Cost constraints may restrict the ability of educational settings
to provide the physical models and required supervisory personnel, leading to
limited accessibility and educational impact. Development of simple low-cost
models that replicate clinical skills and provide self-instruction lessens
these barriers while still effectively providing skill development.
The simulations are intended for student
self-teaching and are accompanied by a clear and succinct instruction manual.
The printed and electronic manual provides background information, description
of the simulation, and objectives/goals of the simulation complimenting their
ideas for incorporating low-cost, assessable simulations in the clerkship
self-instructed simulation modules
familiar with tools for skill development that can be utilized in the clerkship
to assist in meeting LCME requirements
Methods: This demonstration
presented as a trade show format will introduce participants to low-cost
simulation modules, consisting of models, manual, handouts, and a displayed
video of how each module was made and used for student skill development. The
elements used to launch a successful low-cost simulation lab, using materials
such as plastic tumblers, fabric, clay, softballs, baby doll, etc. Among the
eleven modules are speculum exam, cervical exam, suturing and knot tying, and
fetal head presentation.
Results: Participants will be
able to use of the models and view the video and instruction manual. Presenters
will be available for questions.
Discussion: Participants will have access to the models, hand-outs, an on-line video
and instruction manual, enabling you to make your own low-cost self-instructed
simulation lab and soar to the moon with
Faculty Development Seminar, 2022, Resident, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Osteopathic Faculty, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, UME, Simulation, General Ob-Gyn,