Who isn’t talking about healthcare these days? Many discussions circle around the legislative attempts aimed to solve high prices and the delivery of coverage to those who are not currently covered. Politics aside, healthcare education and training has a direct effect on cost and coverage options as well. With the rise of data management due to technological innovations, we now have a very vivid picture of human error, especially in chaotic and high-pressure scenarios like the E.R. While there are many discussions that could take place about a solution to the high rates of fatal mistakes in these environments, one that interests us the most is the use of simulated scenarios with immersive technologies like scenting generators and high fidelity mannequins. At the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, the original mannequins weren’t very effective, yet, “Today, these high-ﬁdelity mannequin simulators are capable of recreating physical examination ﬁndings, including normal and abnormal heart and lung sounds, pupil diameter, sweating, and cyanosis, as well as physiological changes, such as changes in blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing.”
As an attempt to tighten the gap of disconnect between the classroom and the clinical environment, more and more medical training facilities are turning to technologists such as SensoryCo to help create realistic patient care scenarios. These immserive training environments develop a greater and more concise understanding of expectations, limitations and resource management to the medical student population. They also introduce the kind of haunting sensory stimulations that make the difference between saving a life and becoming jarred by the scents and sights of sickness and death. Never before have we been given such effective tools at finessing our instinctual response to critical situations.
In the fight between the ideal and the practical, re-creating emergency scenarios for students allows room for mistakes to ensure a greater retention rate while still protecting patient safety. SensoryCo joins with medical training facilities all over the country to enhance current high fidelity training scenarios to the greatest possible level of reality by adding scent generators with ultra realistic odors.