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The Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technology was established in 2014 to develop and implement a common approach to the integration of clinical skills and medical technologies into the study process.

RSU Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technology implements several study courses. The most modern technologies, dummies and simulators are used in the study process, as they allow students to work out individual behaviour in various clinical situations in a simulated environment, and to improve teamwork skills.

Areas of work, main tasks and objectives

  • Organisation of the undergraduate study process and its implementation in the Clinical Skills, Clinical Practice in Medical Education Technology Centre (MITC), First Aid and Civil Defence, Standardised Situations in Internal Medicine, Interdisciplinary Approach to Emergency Medical Conditions, Ultrasound Diagnosis of Abdominal and Throat Pathology study courses using the ULTRASIM simulator, Medical Tools, Devices and Systems, including their application
  • Development and implementation of innovative training methods
  • Development of students’ skills using state-of-the-art technologies, dummies and simulators
  • Development and implementation of continuing education courses
  • Supervision of students’ and resident physicians’ scientific studies
  • Promotion of scientific studies by lecturers of the Department
  • Promotion and maintenance of cooperation between RSU departments, other universities in Latvia and abroad
  • Continued professional development of the teaching personnel of the Department

Lines of research

  • Methods of teaching innovative clinical skills in the preclinical stage
  • Classification and standardisation of clinical skills
  • Integration of clinical skill acquisition into a simulated environment in health care

Publications

2018
  • Sabeļņikovs, O. Technologies in modern medical education. 2018. g. RSU Zinātniskā konference 22.–23. martā
  • Balmaks, R. Simulācijas kā medicīnas izglītības un pētniecības vide. 2018. g. RSU Zinātniskā konference 22.–23. martā
  • Kritiski slimu bērnu nelabvēlīga iznākuma riska noteikšana, izmantojot klīnisko novērtējumu, standartizētas riska skalas un biomarķierus. Gobergs R, Šulce D, Rey-Galan C, Balmaks R. RSU Zinātniskā konference 2018. 22.–23.03.2018.
  • Neatliekamu situāciju in situ simulācijas pediatrijā. Bidiņa L, Ziemele B, Upenieks R, Blumberga M, Gross IT, Auerbach M,  Balmaks R. RSU Zinātniskā konference 2018. 22.–23.03.2018.
  • Neatliekamās palīdzības novērtēšana bērniem Latvijas slimnīcās, izmantojot simulācijas. Balmaks R, Ziemele B, Blumberga M, Upenieks R, Pavāre J, Bidiņa L, Auerbach M, Gross IT. RSU Zinātniskā konference 2018. 22.–23.03.2018.
  • Simulāciju loma bērnu vecuma pacientu drošības uzlabošanā. Balmaks R. IV Pasaules latviešu zinātniskais kongress, Rīga, Latvija. 19.06.2018.
  • EUROPE Sim (EUropean Readiness fOr Pediatric Excellence using SIMulation) Latvia. Ziemele, B; Balmaks, R; Blumberga, M; Upenieks, R; Pavare, J; Whitfill, T; Auerbach, M; Gross, IT; Deutsch E. 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops, Amsterdama, Nīderlande. 14.–16.05.2018.
  • Tele-simulation: How to facilitate a simulation when equipment and facilitator are apart. Gross, IT; Balmaks, R; Ziemele, B; Whitfill, T; Bidina, L; Bhatnagar, A; Auerbach, M. 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops, Amsterdama, Nīderlande. 14.–16.05.2018.
  • Implementation of pediatric emergency in situ simulations in Latvia. Bidina, L; Ziemele, B; Upenieks, R; Blumberga, M; Gross, IT; Auerbach, M; Balmaks, R; Allan, C. 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops, Amsterdama, Nīderlande. 14.–16.05.2018.
  • National Pediatric Acute Care Assessment in Latvia using Simulation. Balmaks, R; Pavare, J, Blumberga, M, Upenieks, R, Whitfill, T, Auerbach, M, Gross, IT. 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops, Amsterdama, Nīderlande. 14.–16.05.2018.
2017
2016
2014
  • E. Šmagris, O. Sabeļņikovs, R. Rezgalis, I. Toča, A. Balodis. 5th year students confidence in their practical skills before and after working with SimMan 3G. 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 2nd Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov. 26–28, 2014) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2014. - P.67-68.

 

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