Manikins like patients

They can be examined, intubated and even resuscitated. High-tech simulators will help students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences gain more experience and knowledge.

About one hundred manikins can be found at the Department of Didactics and Medical Simulation at the Clinical University Hospital. Providing the equipment for the department was co-financed from the European Social Fund project: Strengthening the didactic potential of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, and it cost about one million zlotys. The official presentation took place on 3 November.

The simulators look and react as if they were real people. The most advanced ones can be used by students to practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation and administration of medicines.

At the department, there are also rooms designed for nursing and gynecological, oncological, pediatric, laryngological, ocular, surgical and orthopedic simulations, as well as the hospital emergency room. Students may gain experience in situations that would be difficult to practice with real patients, for instance when there is a need to stop bleeding or insert needles so that a patient is able to breathe correctly.

At the department’s disposal there are also manikins used for catheterizing, surgical wound sewing, clearing respiratory passages and for gynecological examination.

transl. by AP

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