Kubuś is two months old, and with symptoms of cough and dyspnea was admitted to a hospital. Besides the child is drowsy and depressed. Starting from October 2018 the boy will be looked after by the students of Nursing at Lomza State University of Applied Science. Kubuś is not human, it's an intelligent phantom. It can simulate illnesses and ailments.
The school has received a subsidy from the Ministry of Health of over two and a half million zlotys for the Monoprofile Medical Simulation Centre. Intelligent phantoms which simulate births, illnesses and ailments will make the teaching process more attractive.
Katarzyna is 26 years old, she came to the delivery room. During the childbirth, the baby's pulse disappears. Another hypothetical scenario for students, which in the realities of hospital happens every day.
- Students in the centre are going to work hard, in their case there will be no simulation of knowledge. In practice, in an emergency situation, they will have to react in accordance with their knowledge, skills and empathy, because the phantoms will also reflect human suffering, impatience, aggression resulting from, for example, the experience of extreme pain, - according to Joanna Chilińska, PhD, deputy dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at PWSIiP.
In the university's classrooms, which are modelled on hospital rooms, they will stay with sick children and adults. The director and five rooms, a specific scenario of a medical situation, which students do not know - this is how in practice nursing teaching will look at PWSIiP.
The students will have at least five percent of the practical classes at the Medical Simulation Centre. The students will start using it in October 2018.