ORA students at Merton had a rare opportunity to visit the SaIL Centre at King’s College this week, where they were able to gain valuable medical experience as they conducted a number of procedures on lifelike dummies.
SaIL Centre Trip
The incredible SaIL centre (Simulated and Interactive Learning) is situated on Guy’s Campus at King’s College London. Equipped with mock wards, operating theatres, a GP consultation room and a surgical simulation room, the centre offers students the chance to use lifelike dummies to carry out medical training.
These dummies are amazing in that they can respond to drugs, have pulses and even breathe, making the procedures realistic. As a method of training, therefore, the SaIL Centre provides invaluable facilities for medical students.
ORA pupils at Merton were no exception as they arrived with their medical brains switched on and ready to learn. A variety of scenarios were produced and students learnt how to effectively treat the patients and administer drugs. Learning how to take blood tests was a useful experience and students even checked each other’s blood pressure.
The excursion was invaluable in providing essential medical training and the students felt fortunate at the opportunity to use the Centre’s professional facilities.
Check back in the coming days to see how ORA pupils at Merton spend their weekend, with an end-of-week party ahead.