Welcome to Medsim

65% of all adverse effects among hospitalised patients are related to human factors: skills, behaviour and communication.

We provide specialised multidisciplinary team training courses for medical professionals, in a safe and realistic environment. Medsim avails of a state-of-the-art simulation centre and through research and innovative simulation training courses makes a fundamental contribution to patient safety. Unlike other centres, in its training courses Medsim focuses attention on the improvement of team qualities.

About Medsim

Medsim is an independent training and researchcenter for medical care
We provide specialised multidisciplinary team training courses for medical professionals, in a safe and realistic environment. Medsim avails of a state-of-the-art simulation centre and through research and innovative simulation training courses makes a fundamental contribution to patient safety. Unlike other centres, in its training courses Medsim focuses attention on the improvement of team qualities.

History

In 2005, small-scale multidisciplinary team training courses were initiated in the Máxima Medical Centre using medical simulation. At that time, a simulation centre was set up with a delivery room and a neo-natal intensive care unit. The positive results in the obstetric department and the enthusiastic reactions from other experts led to the decision to develop multidisciplinary team training courses for several areas of expertise. As part of the realisation of this decision, initiators visited (foreign) simulation training centres, various symposia and congresses were attended and a network built up, which among other things has been made permanent through the membership of SESAM (Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine), the European foundation for the promotion of simulation training in the world of medicine. MedSim is the result.

Crew Resource Management

Emergency situations occur in hospitals on a daily basis. Many relief works from various disciplines are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these emergency patients. Serious medical errors tend to occur in emergency situations through inadequate communication and poor cooperation. Research in America has indicated that 75 percent of errors with a fatal result occur in the ‘failure to rescue’ group. Crew Resource Management (CRM) is a term that originated in the field of aviation. Through regular training and testing of multidisciplinary care teams in simulated emergency situations, it is possible to provide a reflection of both clinical knowledge and skills as well as communication and cooperation.

Courses

The training is given by experienced professionals who have broad (international) experience providing multidisciplinary team trainings. At every course a physician is responsible for the clinical / medical content and development of scenarios and implementation of training. There is also a behavioral scientist who is responsible for the behavioral content and development of training scenarios and implementation of training. Furthermore, the team consists of a medical engineer who is responsible for the technical and content development. The instructors provide training to two multidisciplinary care teams simultaneously. One team observes the other during the execution of the scenario. Then a discussion and feedback session take place.
Medsim has two types of training and a test center where healthcare professionals will be tested at their skills:
1. The multidisciplinary team training
2. The individual skills

The training center

In the test center Medsim specialists and nurses can be tested on their skills. The simulation dolls allow an objective way to determine the skills of the participant.
For example, a nurse specialist can assess whether they are able to quickly diagnose, start the treatment and turn to a specialist at the right time as the situation demands. The test is provided at university colleges and can be embedded into the existing curriculum of care training courses.
Employers as hospitals may have their care professionals to test the Medsim Centre, for example follow up after a multidisciplinary team training or individual skillstraining.

 

Waarom kiezen voor Medsim?

Maatwerk is onze standaard.
Trainingen kunnen bij Medsim in Eindhoven plaatsvinden, maar wij komen ook graag naar uw locatie toe om trainingen te geven.
De nieuwste innovatieve simulatiepop is onderdeel van onze uitrusting en beschikbaar voor uw trainingen.
Medsim kan ook uw medische trainers opleiden tot trainer en begeleiden in het opzetten van een trainingstraject.
Communicatie en samenwerking zijn essentiële onderdelen in de teamtrainingen.
Medsim werkt samen met gespecialiseerde en ervaren communicatietrainers en als dat gewenst is ook met medisch trainers.

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