Healthcare professionals on a global scale recognize that medical simulation plays a key role in improving cardiovascular training and education. We recently met with Prof Dr. Jens Flensted Lassen of Odense University Hospital and had a critical discussion exploring the future of interventional cardiology. Explore the conversation:
How are Interventional Cardiologists using simulation to improve their training workflow?
Training in Interventional Cardiology has come a long way from the see one, do one, teach one model as more and more cardiologists integrate high-fidelity simulators into their workflows. Simulation has undoubtedly helped IC’s reduce real patient learning and significantly improve patient outcomes over the years. In fact, the EAPCI has recently updated their Core Curriculum (2020), recognizing that simulators are increasingly effective educational tools, and that they should be incorporated into training and early adoption.
What does this mean for cardiologists globally?
Prof Dr. Jens Flensted Lassen touches on EAPCI’s new program while being sure to highlight a need to further develop simulation training standards for continuous improvement.
Prof. Lassen stresses the importance of standardized training and evaluation, as well as a generally accepted certification for simulation, much like for the aviation industry. While PCI training may have come a long way from original models, the parameters are not yet stringent enough like in the field of aviation. Not only should simulation training be more widely accepted, it should also be easily accessible so that teams can get much better preparation in an environment with no added risk or pressure.
In the rest of this discussion, Prof. Lassen dives into topics, such as how training can improve in specific areas, i.e. structural heart disease. Want to watch the rest of this talk?