Software Based Simulation For Medical Education

Abstract Number: 7768
Abstract Title: Software Based Simulation For Medical Education
Abstract Authors: Romil Shah
Abstract Presenter(s): Fenil Shah or Jacob Mintzer
Abstract Contact Details: Saralsoft LLC 12 pine top road, Barrington, RI 02806

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Today, Healthcare costs are too high, there is a shortage of doctors and nurses, medical technology is not propagated to poor communities, and quality and safety of healthcare is subpar. Our initial research was to explore if interactive software simulation, where students can interact with their surroundings, can help solve these problems. Research involved surveys of medical professionals, and an analysis of the new software technologies available along with their financial viability in the mainstream market. This analysis indicated that in virtual simulation, where individuals can participate in hands-on experience will be a superior and cost effective learning method. Virtual simulation allows the creation of multiple scenarios and patterns and encourages self learning and refreshing due to the scoring and logging of training sessions. To validate, we created a simulator for the training of Hyperbaric Medicine, which involves giving patients oxygen under high pressures. It was broken into three parts, an orientation of the chamber, an actual treatment section, and a cause effect analysis of hyperbaric diseases. Through advanced graphics and animation, the simulation shows a internal organs through a transparent body. Students take part in what if analysis, a study in which students see the effects of their actions.

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Submitted As: Short Communication or Poster
Status: Accepted
Accepted As: Poster

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