Simulators are used by NASA, airlines ... Hubby has a couple at work for some of the heavy equipment training. I even believe that everybody should learn how to drive on a simulator before getting behind a wheel of an actual car!
Of course, the learning outcome depends on how closely the simulator matches a real-world conditions.
Simulators for veterinary training?
An awesome idea!
Dr. Dan Fletcher, an assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care at Cornell University developed a canine patient simulator using parts from a human patient simulator and a foam core dog mannequin.
This simulator is helping veterinary students to learn critical care skills before facing a real-life emergency.
Veterinary students can develop crucial skills without risking lives of actual canine patients.
Makes them better veterinarians and our dogs safer. Very cool.
Original article: Canine Patient Simulators Prepare Veterinary Students for Emergencies