Skill labs are an educational facility that has the potential benefit for undergraduate, postgraduate, Practicing intensivists, physicians dealing with critical Patients, students of critical care medicine, critical care nurses and respiratory therapists and other medical staff. Skill lab provides a safe and protected clinical environment in which the learner can practice clinical skills before using them in real clinical settings. The Clinical skill lab helps to ensure that all students acquire the necessary techniques and are properly assessed before practicing on real patients. In addition, they support the acquisition, maintenance and enhancement of the clinical skills of students in the healthcare profession. The term ‘clinical skills’ involves history-taking, physical examination, clinical investigations, procedural perfection, effective communication, team work.
In general, the exact nature of the skill taught is usually determined by the local logistical and educational requirements. With advances in technology and the changes in teaching methodology, the list of skills that can be taught and learned in the clinical skill lab has grown longer. Because of the variety of these skills, it is important to define them and determine the level of competence required at each institution. For that reason, many clinical skill lab involve curriculum development committees, undergraduate and postgraduate faculty members in the planning process.
ICU Procedures like- Central line insertion, Arterial line insertion, Nasogastic tube insertion, Intubation, LMA insertion technique, Bronchoscopy, Tracheostomy, Weaning from the ventilator, Ventilatory strategy, ICD/Chest tube insertion, Pleural Tapping, Ascetic tapping and Foley’s insertion etc.
Simulation based Ventilator course
Simulation based Hemodynamic monitoring
Simulation based Nursing course
Infection control in ICU
Resuscitation procedure, BLS and ACLS
Teaching and learning methodology
Clinical presentation of pt. history
Clinical and legal consideration
What are the components of a skill lab?
Patient manikin which can simulate real patient problems and crisis situations
Two way communication system by which the trainee can communicate with the manikin:
Closed Audio visual system for the students and teachers to observe allowing for close
scrutiny, recall and debriefing
Adequate space and floor area to house the facilities
How we can help?
Establish and design the skill lab
Maintainence via SIMTICS
Simulation based training for both faculty and student
Clinical skills lab can be used for teamwork and multi-professional education. It provides the students with the access to learning opportunities in a safe and protected environment. Bridging the gap between the classroom and the clinical setting decreases students’ anxiety.
Student feedback: WELS Course KMCH Coimbatore Feb 2018
Student feedback: SIMVENT Course Ahmedabad April 2018
Self-assessment of the delegates regarding their knowledge and skill in the concerned field (ECMO in case of WELS/ Mechanical ventilation in case of SIMVENT) before attending the simulation course. Responses were graded from very satisfied to very dissatisfied
100% students were satisfied
97.4% students were satisfied
Self-assessment of the delegates regarding their knowledge and skill in the concerned field (ECMO in case of WELS/ Mechanical ventilation in case of SIMVENT) after attending the simulation course.
75% of student found simulation Useful.
94.9% student found simulation useful.
Responses were graded from very satisfied to very dissatisfied Delegates were specifically asked how helpful simulation based training in critical care medicine is in their opinion