To avert medical errors with Medical Simulation Publication date : November 2, 2016
Sylvie Angel is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and family therapist. She practises at the Pluralis Centre, Paris, which she founded with her husband.
Pierre Angel is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, founder of the Monceau family therapy centre in Paris. He is a professor of psychology at the University of Paris VIII.
What is "simulation", as it applies to the medical field? And why does it remain so little developed in France for the training of healthcare professionals when it is the only thing that can effectively fill the gap in practical instruction given to young doctors or future nurses, thereby reducing medical errors on real patients?
When we say "simulation," we often think of pilot training or virtual reality. In medicine, the guiding principle is: "Never make a first try on a real patient." The safety of patients and their treatment can be greatly enhanced by the development and systematization of medical simulation.
This book is intended to show a way forward that has already been implemented in some countries. Compared to New York or Tel Aviv, the authors are critical of the delay in France where an estimated 450,000 medical errors, or 1% of medical procedures, occur every year.