What even is High-Fidelity Medical Simulation?

Posted by Jamie Heinrich on May 10, 2021
Jamie Heinrich

Most of us remember taking a CPR course where we practice on "Dead Fred," a lifeless, limbless torso of foam. This teaching practice is in a sense medical simulation.

However, the realism of this patient, and therefore the reality of the scene, is impaired by the fact that our patients are not in-fact limbless plastic torsos. By integrating state of the art simulator mannequin technology, and employing an elite team of certified simulation specialists, we break this barrier, and we train providers with a higher caliber of realism.

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These simulator mannequins take the place of real patients, so when providers make a mistake they can learn from it without risking the life of a father, daughter, neighbor, or friend. With life like anatomical structures, actual pulse points, reactive and adaptive responses to treatment, and so much more, we can control the scene 100% and truly focus on objectives and experiential learning.

Medicine is quite possibly the last high consequence field to embrace the regular practice of life like rehearsals regularly for the infrequent high consequence patient care events. High fidelity simulation is changing that, making the rare clinical presentation a common training event, thereby preparing clinicians of all kinds to care for the most endangered patients.

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Best Practice Medicine operates the nation's largest mobile high fidelity simulation project in the United States as Project Partner with Simulation in Motion - Montana (SIM-MT). We offer national, custom, simulation based solutions for hospital, air medical teams, EMS agencies, surgery centers, and a variety of other specialty fields in Healthcare.

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Why should you care about high-fidelity simulation? Short answer—Because it works. Recent studies show alarming rates of medical error in even the most developed healthcare systems. Preventable medical errors account for more than 400,000 deaths every year in the US alone.

Best Practice Medicine was founded out of this understanding: there are good providers in this world harming patients because of bad decisions the made out of a lack of meaningful continuing education. Simulation has been proven to reduce these medical errors and better prepare providers for those high-consequence patient encounters that only happen once in a blue moon.


Now, you don't have to take our word for it. We may be pioneering the was simulation is delivered to rural and frontier settings, but there is an extensive body of knowledge which has closely studied the positive effects of simulation for years. At the end of the day, we believe, we know that providers care about doing their best, so take your care to the next level by practicing the way you practice.

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