Thursday, August 28, 2014

MORE THAN AN… ANAESTHETIST - Dr. Rowan Molnar Australia

Anaesthesiologists like Dr. Rowan Molnar believe that there is much more to their role of providing pain relief and total care of patients before, during and after surgery. The senior specialist anaesthetist is dedicated to medical education at all levels. This includes the establishment, deployment and implementation of simulation based teaching. As a former Simulation Examiner - Maintenance of Certification in Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and former Chairman of the Simulation Special Interest Group at Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Dr Rowan Molnar has been at the forefront of simulation-based training anaesthesiology training. According to Dr. Rowan Molnar Anaesthetist who has taught Simulation at various organisations says “trainees no longer need to rely on the apprenticeship model and spontaneous exposure to patient case in order to deal with high-stakes situations and life-threatening events, where the margin for error is small.”

Simulation-based training

Australian Anaesthetist Dr. Rowan Molnar is among the early specialists to impart simulation-based training, enacting real-life clinical events using imitation. In this type of training, rare conditions can be imitated to offer trainees insight into patient management prior to encountering these challenges in a clinical setting. As a former Medical Education Director (Anaesthesia) at St. Vincent’s Simulation Centre, Melbourne (Australia), he constantly researches to further optimize simulation-based training in anaesthesiology. One of the objectives of this type of training is also to alter a candidate’s perception of the value of non-technical skills such as communication, which is vital during the management of critical events in the operating room.