Salamanca is the international epicenter of education with the IV Universia International Rectors’ Meeting, and our president, Dr. Eduardo Hornos, is one of the more than 700 academic representatives and personalities of politics and business invited to this symposium, held under the motto "University, Society, and Future."
Next May 25, the new General Data Protection Regulation will come into force. For the first time, Brussels sets common standards on the right of people to know who, how, and why their data are being used or stored. In this framework, the European Commission demands the digital transformation of health systems.
It is time to embrace professional development based on competencies. The transition will require professionals to evaluate their clinical performance, medical centers to provide indicators on a regular basis and train educators, and regulatory authorities to turn to the certification of competences.
The national authors’ committee of Practicum Script of Pediatrics has already almost twenty experts. Training of the experts was delivered over three online seminars. The last one was tutored by Dr. Jorge Martínez, an attending physician at the Pediatric Department of Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús, in Madrid.
As clinicians progress, everything indicates that decision making relies less on basic biomedical knowledge and more on previous experience. According to a study published in Advances in Health Sciences Education, with increased task difficulty, the clinical decision process in novices and experts activates distinct neuronal areas.
Indirect liability, presence of a witness, and negative consequences for the patient are the most favorable conditions for an error-friendly environment. These are the conclusions of a study carried out in Germany and published in BMJ. This same journal revealed in 2016 that medical error is the third cause of death in the US.
The real clinical cases simulator Practicum Script has just launched its own application in order to facilitate the clinical training of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Pediatrics professionals. The app retains its online functionalities, allows you to sign up from your phone and provides an audio option so you can listen to every case.
This agreement enables 120 senior residents in pediatrics in hospitals throughout Catalonia to take advantage of the Practicum Script clinical reasoning training program free of charge.
The Distance University of Madrid's (UDIMA) degree "University Expert in Clinical Reasoning" is valid internationally, thanks to an agreement between the university and the Institute for Research Applied to Education in the Health Sciences.