(Lewisburg, WV) Students at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine took part in mock medical procedures today.
Graduate teaching fellow Adam Goodcoff explains saying, “Having a simulator allows us to practice our patient care. You can make mistakes that would be quite harmful in the real world of medicine and here the risks are much less.” He goes on to explain how realistic the simulators are saying, “They’re able to speak to you. They blink. Some of them can move, but they’re also able to bleed. So for a simulation like this your hands are getting dirty with blood. It’s making it that much more real. Things are slippery. And you really do have to treat those problems. And you get feedback in live time. If the bleeding stops you’ve done a good job. If not you need to keep working.”
It’s part of National Simulated Health Care week. All across the country doctors and medical students are working on simulations like this.