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A Case Study on Significance of Medical Simulation for Soft Skills Training in Emergency Medical Crisis Management

Author: Brahim Boukatta, Abderrahim El Bouazzaoui, Soumaya Touzani, Nawfal Houari, Soumaya Benmaamar, Nabil Kanjaa

Category: JMSR Medical Education


Background: The simulation help improve patient safety, individual and team performance, and the quality of care. We distinguish between technical skills and non-technical skills that include communication proficiency, decision-making, and teamwork. Methods: The aim of this study was to evaluate and assess the effect of simulation in improving non-technical skills in emergency medical crisis management of medical students. The study was conducted at the simulation center of University Hospital Center affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Fez, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University. The participants were the medical students of the fifth, sixth and seventh-year. The simulation session was organized with groups of three participants. Each team participated in three different scenarios. The debrief was structured into four phases (reactions, facts, analysis and summary). During the debriefing and in the most relaxed atmosphere possible, the soft skills were assessed by an instructor using the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM). Results: Eighteen students participated in this study. For each item of non- technikal skills in TEAM there was significant improvement in the mean scores of subjects between their first and second session and their first and third session (p <0.05). Conclusions: Our study shows that simulation sessions improve non-technical skills in all medical students. Consequently, given their crucial importance in ensuring better patient care, they must be integrated early in the training curriculum of medical and nursing students.

Keywords: Crisis management, Medical students, Morocco, Non-technical skills, Simulation

DOI: 10.46327/msrjg.1.000000000000203



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