Small animal dummy models for training of thoracic or heart compressions (CPR)

Scope of the method

The Method relates to
  • Animal health
The Method is situated in
  • Education and training
Type of method
  • Other
This method makes use of
  • Other (e.g. bacteria)

Description

Method keywords
  • veterinary medicine
  • skillslab training
  • dummy
  • CPR
Scientific area keywords
  • Veterinary education
  • clinical training
Method description

In the skillslab, dummy models and simulators are used for teaching various clinical skills. The veterinarians in training need to learn how to rescuscitate an animal. A first important part of this training process can be performed on dummy models and simulators in the skillslab.

Lab equipment
Method status
  • Still in development
  • History of use

Pros, cons & Future potential

Advantages

The use of educational animal models in a skillslab offers a number of significant advantages:

  • - Reduced use of laboratory animals and reduced discomfort for patients, as procedures can be practised on dummy models and simulators before performing them on a live animal.
  • - Teaching of clinical skills in a quiet and safe environment, reducing anxiety and stress for the veterinary student.
  • - Complex practical skills can be split into a number of small steps when practising them in the skillslab.
Challenges
  • - High cost of models,
  • - Clinical training on live animals needed as well,
  • - Creating and repairing the home-made models is time consuming for a large group of students.
Modifications

Further optimalisation of home-made models and purchasing available commercial models.

Future & Other applications

Training for lab animal procedures.

References, associated documents and other information

Associated documents
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Contact person

Annelies Decloedt

Organisations

Ghent University (UGent)
Veterinary skillslab
Belgium