For many medical students, a part of their education includes learning how to respond to medical emergencies. However, most of that training is done through a controlled setting with no chaos or real emergency.
A.T. Still University is looking to change that by immersing its students in chaotic situations in an effort to better train them for how to deal with medical emergencies once they leave school.
“We are good at training students in a controlled setting where there’s no chaos, there’s no emergency that really comes into play,” said Lisa Archer, ATSU’s director of simulation and performance assessment. “We’ve done well with putting them in front of a simulated patient but we’ve not done very well at introducing them into the chaos that goes on in the room.”