Original educational computer program "Trauma" and its application in education of paramedic students — preliminary results

  • Magdalena Trzepizur Department of Orthopedics of Saint Barbara Hospital in Sosnowiec, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentist in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2848-859X
  • Wojciech Statowski Department of Orthopedics of Saint Barbara Hospital in Sosnowiec, School of Medicine with the Division of Dentist in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6194-2526
  • Dariusz Myrcik Emergency Medicine Department, School of Public Health in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4754-3988
  • Joanna Makarska Emergency Medicine Department, School of Public Health in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4847-1146
  • Magdalena Syrkiewicz-Świtała Department of Health Economics and Health Management, School of Public Health in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1298-7805
Keywords: trauma patient, didactics, medical rescue

Abstract

Education through simulation is becoming increasingly popular in medical academic environment. This is the best teaching method enabling the creation of real situations in risk-free conditions. Decision-making games can be successfully used in the educational process of future medical staff. The aim of the work was to create a didactic computer program "Trauma", analyze its impact on students' knowledge on the direction of medical rescue and evaluate the attractiveness of classes conducted with the use of this method. The results show that the use of the "Trauma" program in didactics has allowed for the improvement of the level of knowledge and skills of students taking part in the study in the field of trauma patients’ treatment. In the assessment of students, the classes during which the program was used were interesting. The vast majority of respondents would like to participate in such classes again.