The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of SimBaby plus standardized patient (SP) teaching model in the simulation teaching of acute and severe bronchopneumonia in infancy.Methods
A total of 40 students majoring in clinical medicine were assigned to either group A (SimBaby group, n = 20) or group B (SP + SimBaby group, n = 20). Medical students' expertise and their ability to apply the expertise on acute and severe bronchopneumonia in infancy were assessed using a scoring method, and the impact of the teaching model of SimBaby plus SP on medical students' comprehensive clinical capacity was assessed using a questionnaire.Results
The SimBaby plus SP teaching model resulted in medical students' improvement in mastery and application of the knowledge on diagnostic accuracy, airway management, endotracheal intubation, and cardiac massage, enhancement of learning interest, learning initiative, and enthusiasm, as well as abilities in assessment of information, meta-analysis, linguistic organization and expression, communication, and clinical thinking.Conclusions
The SimBaby plus SP teaching model provided students with a real simulation-based teaching case of “interrogation-physical examination-operating practices” achieving satisfactory teaching outcome and also provided a reference case example for clinical teaching of other pediatric diseases.