Contribution of Simulation in the Development of the Competences of Future Radiology Technicians in the Framework of the Management of the Risks Associated with the Medical Radiology Techniques
Keywords:Simulation, training, risk management, medical radiology
Objectives: The objectives of this study are to raise awareness among future radiology technicians regarding risk management in medical imaging and to measure their satisfaction with their participation in simulation sessions focused on the management of emergencies in radiology.
Method: A prospective research-action study was conducted at the simulation center of the Institut Supérieur des Professions Infirmières et Techniques de Santé of Agadir, with radiology technician students enrolled in the 5th semester.
A simulation workshop applied to the theme "Risk management in radiology related to an immediate hypersensitivity reaction to iodinated contrast products (ICP) used in CT" was organized over three days.
Results: Sixteen radiology students participated in the three simulation scenarios. The evaluation of the technical skills of the participants in this simulation workshop revealed an insufficient mastery of these emergencies. Indeed, during the first simulation session concerning the management of an immediate hypersensitivity reaction to iodinated contrast products in second-grade CT, the average score for the session was 06.39/20 (3.25-9). In addition, the mean score for the second simulation session applied to cardiac arrest management was 06.03/20 (2.25- 8.75).
Regarding the error room scenario, (50%) of the participants were satisfied with the relevance of the errors implemented in this simulation session, (37.5%) very satisfied, and (75%) judged the simulation as an effective approach to risk management.
Conclusion: Teaching by simulation applied to the management of medical imaging emergencies proves to be a relevant pedagogical method for building a base of skills for future radiology professionals.
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