Four-day EPALS block for the first time at SIMU
For the first time ever, a four-day block of EPALS courses was held at the Simulation Centre of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University on 8–11 September 2022.
A total of 54 health professionals from all around the Czech Republic took part. The course was held under the auspices of the Czech Resuscitation Council. An experienced team of instructors with a rich representation of lecturers from Masaryk University was led by Prof. MUDr. Petr Štourač, Ph.D., MBA, FESAIC.
Participants provided highly positive feedback with an emphasis on the practical impact of the course. The two-day event uses simulations with a moderate level of fidelity and focuses on the initial approach to the critically ill child in line with the 2021 European Resuscitation Council recommendations, which some instructors were personally involved in developing.
The team of lecturers used the knowledge gained at the first ever EPALS Lecturers' Instructors' Day held at SIMU on 4 September 2022.
Nové EDIC centrum na Simulačním centru LF MU
First students to experience team-based learning as an alternative to frontal teaching
Team-based learning (TBL), translated as team-based learning, is a collaborative learning method defined as "active learning in small groups through opportunities to apply contextual knowledge in a sequence of activities involving individual and team work and through immediate feedback". In the world, it has been in use since the 1970s, but in the Czech Republic it is still rather an exception. At the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University, students could experience it in the recent past through special lectures organised in the premises of SIMU, but since the new academic year, the Theoretical Foundations of Clinical Medicine II seminar for fourth-year students of general medicine is based on the TBL concept. Dr. Tamara Skříšovská, who plays the role of a content expert or clinical expert in the lessons, and Martina Bruzlová, a master's student, as a facilitator, will explain its innovative character. Such staffing is one of the aspects that characterise TBL seminars.
Management kritických stavů v pediatrii tentokrát pro plzeňský kraj.