Determining the Validation of Homegrown Stethoscope Simulator for Cardiopulmonary Training
Background: Health-care professionals’ knowledge contributes significantly to public safety. Simulation-based curriculum proponents argue that this mode of instruction is especially important. Auscultation using a stethoscope is a must-have instrument for the best possible care of cardiopulmonary patients. However, due to technical and ethical issues, obtaining adequate training in cardiopulmonary auscultation is difficult. The purpose of this study is to validate a low-cost and high-fidelity domestic stethoscope simulator for cardiopulmonary auscultation built by the author. Materials and Procedures: The hardware is a single PowerPoint presentation slide with links to cardiopulmonary sounds’ audio tracts, and the software is a single PowerPoint presentation slide with links to cardiopulmonary sounds’ audio tracts. The inventor confirmed the stethoscope simulator, and a panel of specialists was requested to assess its utility as a training tool, as well as its relevance to practise, physical qualities, realism of experience, capacity to accomplish tasks, realism of content, and realism of auscultation sounds. A panel of specialists evaluated the veracity of our homegrown stethoscope simulator. The participants were given an overview of the simulator and how it works, as well as the opportunity to physically examine the stethoscope simulator, learn how to use it, and auscultate all of its cardiopulmonary sounds. Each member of the panel was given a survey and asked to rate their comments on a five-point Likert scale: strongly disagree (1), disagree (2), neutral (3), agree (4), and highly agree (5). The qualities and attributes of this stethoscope simulator were agreed upon by experts in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and respiratory care, and the observed average of the “global assessment” of the stethoscope simulator was acceptable. The manufacturing of a single simulator of this type cost around $100 USD. Conclusion: This homemade stethoscope simulator is a valuable equipment that can be implemented into bedside training and clinical experience laboratories to help undergraduate students comprehend and teach cardiopulmonary auscultation, according to primary evidence.
Author (S) Details
Tarig Eltoum Yagoub Fadelelmoula
Department of Respiratory Care, Almaarefa Colleges for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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