Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Miranda C., Altermatt F., Villagran I., Goñi J. (2020)

Developing an Innovative Medical Training Simulation Device for Peripheral Venous Access : A User-Centered Design Approach

Revista : Healthcare
Volumen : 8
Número : 4
Páginas : 420
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Nurses and other health students may lack the proper time for training procedural tasks, such as peripheral venous access. There is a need to develop these abilities in novices so that errors can be avoided when treating real patients. Nonetheless, from an experiential point of view, the simulation devices offered in the market do not always make sense for educators and trainees. This could make the adoption of new technology difficult. The purpose of this case study is to describe the development of an innovative simulation device and to propose concrete tactics for the involvement of the educators and trainees. We used a participative design based approach, with an ethnographic basis, where incremental cycles of user testing, development and iteration were involved. The study showcases methods from the field of design and anthropology that can be used to develop future simulation devices that resonate with students and educators to achieve a long term learning experience. Results could shed a light on new ways for the involvement of educators and students to create devices that resonate with them, making learning significant and effective.