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Report on MSA pre congress simulator workshop 2012

Mat Nor, Mohd Basri and Mohamed, Abdul Hadi (2012) Report on MSA pre congress simulator workshop 2012. Berita Anestesiologi, 14 (2). p. 8.

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The Pre-congress workshop on simulator for 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, Malaysian Society of Anesthesiologists/ College of Anesthesiologists was successfully organized at the Advance Clinical Skill Laboratory, IIUM, Indera Mahkota Campus, Pahang. The workshop registration was opened to all doctors and paramedics from all over Malaysia. We received participation from 24 doctors, and one of them was from Melbourne, Australia. The total of nine faculty members is from the Simulation SIG College of Anesthesiologists, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, IIUM and Kandang Kerbau Hospital, Singapore. The activities included in the workshop were interactive lectures, hands-on simulation scenarios, debriefing and feedback sessions. The one-day program started at 8.00 a.m. and finished at 5 p.m. The program started with interactive lectures on ‘Crisis Management In Pediatric Patients’ by Dr. Agnes Ng SB who is a pediatric anesthetist from Kandang Kerbau Hospital, Singapore. This was followed by a second presentation on ‘Human Performance Issues – Error in Anesthesia’ by Dr. Rajeswary Kanapathipilai, a consultant pediatric anesthetist from Seremban Hospital. After the lecture, there was a short ice-breaking session to enhance interaction among the participants before the practical sessions commenced. All participants were divided into four smaller groups. This was to encourage active participation and to give everyone equal chance of taking the ‘hot seat’ i.e. playing a role as team leader in crisis management. Four concurrent sessions were conducted simultaneously comprising of three adult scenarios (transfusion error, trauma and post-operative complication) and one pediatric scenario (analgesic overdose). The scenarios also emphasized the importance of communication skills. The overall feedback was extremely positive and encouraging. Most participants admitted that the scenarios were exciting and challenging. Some of them even requested for the scenarios to be repeated. However, due to time constrain it could not be entertained. All participants were pleased with the arrangement of the workshop which include the venue, catering services, materials provided and secretarial services. They hope similar courses could be organized again in the future. The main objectives of this medical simulation workshop are to practice the principles of crisis management (by Gabba), to improve communication skills and to improve patient safety in healthcare practice by providing a safe learning environment. This workshop succeeded in achieving everyone’s expectation and providing an enjoyable learning experience in various clinical settings. Anesthesiologists are acknowledged as the leading medical specialty addressing patient safety. We hope to organize more simulation based learning to address this issue.

Item Type: Article (Magazine)
Additional Information: 5608/34301
Uncontrolled Keywords: MSA pre congress
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Abdul Hadi Mohamed
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 09:36
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2014 09:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34301

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