Assoc Prof Miljenko Križmarić, PhD
T: +386 2 300 47 32
In education with the support of simulations, different modern technology is used to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning. Instruction takes place in a controlled environment and eventual students’ mistakes in decision-making cannot harm the patient. The students learn from the mistakes that might be fatal in real clinical settings. Procedures and interventions are carried out on special models that are relatively complex and require special classrooms, i.e. simulation centres. In a simulation centre, the students acquire knowledge and skills in various fields of nursing. It is important that students make their first, inexperienced steps in the treatment of patients not on the patients themselves, but in an environment that is as similar as possible to a real clinical setting
They can participate in all stages of the simulation, from preparing scenarios, playing different roles, observing patients to the final analysis and debriefing, which is an important part of the learning process with medical simulators. Students can also experience different roles in health teams, which means they can play and become involved in the role of team leader, triage nurse or an operating nurse.
In Simulation Center we perform simulations using:
• Computer-based simulations
• Virtual patients
• Standardized patients and
• Patient simulators
Equipment of the Simulation Center
• Defibrillator Lifepack 15
• GE Responder 3000 Defibrillator,
• Clinical monitor Draeger Infinity Delta,
• EVITA 4 lung ventilator,
• Anesthetic apparatus Draeger Primus,
• Sonosite ultrasonic device
• volumetric infusion pump Asena Signature Edition GOLD,
• infusion pump with syringe Alaris Asen GH,
• OP Schmitz mobilis table,
• Laerdal Simman,
• CAE Human Patient Simulator,
• CAE PediaSim,
• CAE BabySim,
• Trauma Disaster Casualty Kit,
• Müse software.
It is extremely important to know the values and learning advantages, portability and usability of simulation dolls. Moreover, complex cardiovascular, pulmonary and pharmacological systems and user-friendly computer software provide a realistic learning experience that helps the student to experience and grasp the various critical and stressful situations that they will experience in their further professional life.
The medical simulation centre has many additional features that apply to real-life operating blocks and intensive care units. Electrostatic floors allow the removal of electric charges from personnel into the ground. It may be training to work safely with medical gases, as the installation is the same as those that are installed in hospitals. In the UM FHS simulation centre, oxygen (O2), nitrogen oxide (N2O), carbon dioxide (CO2) and compressed air are available from medical gases.
In the academic year 2011/2012, the Simulation Centre was additionally equipped with the latest CAE simulators: HPS, PediaSim HPS and BabySim. They enable gaining additional knowledge in the field of neonatal, child and adult nursing. HPS and PediaSim HPS are currently the only simulators that allow true O2 and CO2 exchange, and automatically identify and respond to applied medicines using a drug recognition system that uses bar code technology.