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Digital simulation, an innovative and complementary approach to health training

Practicing procedures, discussing treatment decisions, recreating complex situations virtually – all these are teaching objectives to which digital simulation provides an innovative and relevant answer.

Whether in initial or ongoing training, digital simulation allows health professionals to practice the management of a patient virtually, before being faced with a real patient.

Digital simulation is the missing link between theory and practice and hence should find a place in all training programs.

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Even though trainee doctors have already been shown the procedures, it will always be worrying that there is still “a first time on the patient”.

In the field of gastro-enterology where gut endoscopy is a common procedure (e.g. colonoscopy, gastroscopy), digital simulation would be a remarkable aid for our discipline.

There are, for example, simulation robots which allow students in training to familiarize themselves with the procedures to follow during a colonoscopy, but these solutions are quite rare and remain very costly.

Dr. Didier Mennecier, Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist, Creator of the website 2015 Prize winner of the National Academy of Medicine

In Continuing Professional Development, training activities which give the learner feedback on his medical practice are the way forward. Virtual simulation is a tool of choice.

Dr. Vincent Jobin. CPD Lead, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal.

Patients, relatives, students, health professionals – all now have access to digital. In fact, it has become an indispensable tool for information, teaching and education. At the CIS (Interprofessional Simulation Center), interprofessional working is at the heart of our vision and our mission. Combining our teaching expertise with that of professionals in new technologies, our aim is to develop a large number of digital projects to serve students and health professionals.

Gregory Cardot, Technical Manager, Geneva Interprofessional Center for Simulation, European Instructor in Health Simulation

As far back as we can remember, our initial training as a medical student made use of simulation from a very early stage. Since then, medical education has gradually followed in the footsteps of other professions, in particular those requiring practicing of procedures, acquisition of skills, or decision making in emergencies as a team-leader – all difficult situations to put into action in practice.

Although the development of digital simulation now allows us to have interactive clinical scenarios, and digital avatars with a psychological profile, it is nevertheless still true that an “intelligent” solution to a case requires upstream design work which puts the teacher at the heart of a new system of so-called digital “dossimology” (“docimology [evaluation methods] for simulation”)

Pascal Staccini, Professor of Public Health specializing in Health Informatics, Department of Risk Analysis and Health Informatics (IRIS) - Faculty of Medicine - University of Nice Sophia Antipolis - Co-organizer of the international symposium SeGaMed (Serious Gaming applied to Medicine and Health)

Digital simulation creates the link between the teaching of theory and practice. It allows skills essential for future doctors and other healthcare professionals to be addressed and assessed in a virtual reality situation. The interactive and immersive character of digital simulation truly complements the teaching students receive on placements.

Prof. Patrick Dehail, MD PhD, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Bordeaux.

Digital simulation represents a harmonized and diversified training opportunity, aimed at all the areas of activity of future therapists relevant to their professional life. A program created in line with government policy which will foster the personal development plan of every student, whether in initial or continuing training, so as to improve treatment and care quality.

Prof. Peggy Gatignol, speech therapist, PhD, HDR

By offering the possibility of creating or re-creating clinical situations, simulation will allow all its users, students or health professionals, to “learn while doing”. By practicing their actions and analyzing them, they will improve their professionalism.

Sophie Alex-Bacquer, French Red Cross official

Digital simulation in health provides tangible ways of reasserting the need to recognize the human element in every patient, and to no longer see people’s bodies as teaching tools, sometimes even without their consent. It gives rise to a new doctrine: “never the first time on the patient”. In that sense it is an opportunity to democratize healthcare. Beyond the training of health professionals, digital simulation in health could also become a tool for training and supporting patients, complementary to, or even within the context of, patient education.

Yvanie Caillé, Founder and Director of patients association, Renaloo