DIAMOND HARBOUR GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE SKILLS LAB
Training program at Diamond Harbour Government Medical College focuses on enabling both the undergraduate and postgraduate medical students to attain competencies of adequate level to deliver medical and health care. For this purpose our college has created a skills lab with improvised devices and standardized patients to facilitate the learning process.
A basic skills lab was set up at the inception of our Medical College in 2018 to which, advanced equipments have been added subsequently. Our state-of-the-art facilities are located on the top floor of our academic building. The system offers a range of basic and advanced procedures, and incorporates detailed and complete metrics for skill assessment. The lab is designed on a 3700 sq foot area divided into eight cubicles to optimally use the equipments and expertise. Each cubicle has a specific station. The eight stations are Nursing station, Point of care, Covid care, Critical care ( with equipments for teaching both BCLS and ACLS ), Waste disposal, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Triage.
In addition to the commercially available manekins, the faculty has trained standardized patients to facilitate the learning process. A well equipped air conditioned Teaching/Demonstration room and Debriefing room are also part of this facility. Presently this facility is used by fourteen departments of our college. AETCOM skills which is a recent introduction by NMC is regularly taught in the skills lab with the help of simulation and role-play by trained faculties.
The students learn clinical skills in a structured manner in small groups on standardized patients, models and manikins. They also learn communication skills and problem solving by simulations. Small group demonstration and skill performance allows close monitoring of students and also helps in objective assessment by the facilitators.