Adopting Simulated-based Learning Approach to Address Diversified Training Needs of the Healthcare Sector

Posted on : October 9th, 2018
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Today, healthcare industry is transforming at a fast pace around the world. Increasing population, use of better medicines and changing medical procedures leave a huge impact on the healthcare systems. E-learning offers effective support in different ways from process and compliance training to just-in-time learning with the help of personalized mobile devices. The training of healthcare experts should be engaging enough for the target audience which includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists and more. It has become essential to train healthcare professionals on a continual basis so that they gain expertise in responding to critical medical cases. An innovation of simulated learning has improved the adoption of clinical skills through effective practice instead of apprentice style of training.

Simulation-based learning for healthcare

Emerging Healthcare Training Needs- The Key Challenges & Solutions

The combination of improved patient safety, utilization of new technologies and increased pressures have increased the scope of simulations within the healthcare sector. Companies in this domain leverage the benefits of personalized learning to provide a plethora of opportunities for healthcare professionals to learn and retain. Several challenges that are faced by the industry while training surgeons and other staff members are outlined here:

● A traditional classroom approach is not engaging enough and needs huge investment in training time and infrastructural costs.

● Less accuracy in technical details, as critical medical surgeries follow life-saving procedures.

● Skeletal of human anatomy to train doctors also lack the use of visual aids and practical know-how.

● Another way to use multiple equipment at the same time triggered by the action performed by individuals.

To overcome these challenges, several healthcare organizations adopt a simulation-based learning approach to train the clinicians effectively, thereby mitigating the risk to their patients’ lives. They impart highly engaging mobile-enabled e-courses which help to boost the overall learner participation and knowledge retention. Simulations are used to replace the actual scenario and replicate the significant aspects of the real world into an immersive environment. Effective e-learning solutions to address varied healthcare training needs are discussed as follows:

●Simulation-based learning enables the learners to learn at their own pace of time and convenience. As doctors do not have enough time to attend a live session, they can simply access the relevant online course on their personalized smartphone and seek medical aid on their fingertips. Consequently, it helps to improve their engagement level, knowledge competency and the overall learning efficiency.

● Interactive videos are also embedded with e-courses to boost the learners’ understanding of serious medical procedures in a simulated environment. The delivery of 2-3 minutes long video nuggets enables the learners to access more courses and enhance the overall learning uptake.

For patients and caregivers too, who are at the other end of the spectrum in the healthcare industry, e-learning has a lot to offer. With increasing complexities of patient care, healthcare professionals need to effectively communicate with patients as well as caregivers. Simulations help the learner to practice those communication skills in a safe place. G-Cube holds a great potential in using simulations to cater to the customized healthcare training needs. We also hold expertise in delivering simulation-based e-learning solutions for the automobile, aviation and other sectors to fulfill the ever-evolving training needs of the new-age workforce.

Anubha Goel

Anubha Goel is a Senior Executive in the Marketing team at G-Cube Solutions. Her passion is to write innovative content that caters the customized learning needs of diverse audiences from different industry domains.

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