Education Service

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported to U.S. President Clinton that an estimated 48,000 to 96,000 people died each year as a result of medical accidents, mainly due to human error, and that 50% of such accidents could be prevented by improving the safety of medical care.

This report was an urgent appeal to the world calling for the need to review the state of medical safety and education and triggered the widespread use of a new education system using sophisticated human patient simulators.

IMI's Education Services provide not only conventional learning approaches, such as classroom lectures and on-the-job training, but also offer vivid clinical experience actual care settings using the world's most advanced patient simulators equipped with physiological and pharmacological functions. In a simulated environment, clients can learn how to handle adverse events that can occur in real clinical settings, such as medical accidents and potentially serious incidents and how to use ventilators at a basic level.

Medical safety measures and education

In 2002, the Medical Safety Measures Review Committee of Japan issued its General Measures to Promote Medical Safety with the aim of promoting safety and reliability when providing medical care to patients.
Among these measures is the provision of training programs to ensure patient safety by enabling medical practitioners to acquire the knowledge and skills required to safely provide medical care to patients. Medical education is essential for medical practitioners to achieve the required quality and skill, and proper education requires reviewing and improving the effectiveness of the training.

Government agencies in cooperation with medical institutions is striving together and analyze information on accidents occurring in medical institutions to prevent reoccurrence.

More and more medical institutions are getting involved in this accident information gathering year after year and working more intently on medical safety.

Features of IMI's Education Services

Through rental, consulting and temporary staff services, IMI's Education Services provide medical institutions with effective safety management training programs that are designed and tailored to actual clinical settings, using sophisticated patient simulators that react as if they were living humans with consciousness, respiration, and heartbeat.

The main customers for our patient simulator education services are emergency care providers, nurses, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, pediatricians, and skilled clinical laboratory staff. The demand for our Education Services has increased in recent years, especially in nursing and pharmaceutical education.

The education of nurses is supported by the government's efforts to increase the number of nurses and expand their range of work, and the education of pharmacists is encouraged by the growing concern for medical safety and expanded range of their work.
The results of a questionnaire administered at a medical institution that adopted patient simulator education for nurses indicated that the education was effective

Part of the results of a questionnaire administered to 71 participants in nursing training held at a hospital

01 Was the patient simulator training effective?02 Was the training usefull in practice?03 Do you want to participate in the patient simulator training program next yaer?

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