Practice Makes Perfect When Using Simulation Applications

Imagine you are a doctor who needs to perfect challenging techniques in order to best treat your patients. You can’t practice on real patients, as making mistakes can result in very negative consequences. How will you practice procedures and techniques in a safe environment? Simulation applications are the answer. These mobile applications can be life-savers (literally) for patients across the world as new doctors and medical students can use them to gain the proper training for procedures. Virtual medical simulation mobile apps allow users to practice complex procedures with the comfort of using their mobile device. Users can practice procedures that require a high level of focus and dexterity as many times as necessary when using a virtual medical simulation application. Simulation iPhone® apps, iPad® apps, Android™ tablet apps, and Android™ smartphone apps can revolutionize the way doctors learn to practice medicine. With unbeatable return on investment (ROI), these safe and cost-effective mobile apps bring convenience to practicing complex skills that is generally not available in a traditional practice setting.[1]

Simulation applications can be designed to be highly detailed, showing virtual medical simulations that represent patients and equipment. For example, simulation medical apps can help doctors practice manipulating laproscopic surgical instruments for minimally-invasive procedures. Many procedures performed today are done using minimally-invasive approaches, so it is very important that doctors are trained to properly perform these types of procedures. Mobile simulation apps aid doctors in visual-spatial thinking, hand-eye coordination, and other similar skills, which are all very valuable when performing the procedures on actual patients. Cardiac catheterizations, intubations, cholecystectomies, and aortic valve replacements are all procedures that are routinely being performed with minimally-invasive techniques, and a mobile medical application to simulate these procedures in a practice setting would be highly beneficial to doctors and patients alike. Traditional methods of learning, such as text books and PowerPoint® presentations, offer only static images to compliment the information being communicated. Interacting with virtual medical simulations is a perfect way to help doctors visualize performing a technique on an actual patient.[2]

Mobile medical apps that feature virtual learning environments  are also becoming increasingly popular in the dental industry. Simulation apps can be great assets to dentists because it can give them a safe and effective way to practice difficult, yet common, procedures. Inserting veneers and fillings, dental reshaping, drilling, implementing braces, whitening teeth, and gum bleaching are just a few of the procedures that could be perfectly simulated on a mobile medical application for use in a dentist’s training.[3]

Mobile medical iPhone apps, iPad apps, Android tablet apps, and Android smartphone apps that feature virtual learning environments prove to be beneficial because any healthcare professional with access to a mobile device can utilize the mobile apps for training purposes. Simulation apps have become popular for their user-friendliness and overall convenience, which are both important for busy healthcare professionals. Medical simulation mobile apps can be created to imitate the real surroundings in which a doctor would be present while performing the procedure on a patient. For example, countdown timers can even be built in to force the doctor to work within time constraints, much like a real clinical setting.1

Developing a virtual medical simulation app can be a challenging and tedious process, but the results are worth it. Offering virtual medical simulation apps as part of a comprehensive training program makes these applications have exceptional ROI. To create the most beneficial mobile medical application for any device, seek help from a team of professional programmers and designers. The skilled and experienced team at DDA Apps™ has the best solutions for all of your simulation application needs. As a full-service division of Dynamic Digital Advertising, LLC, DDA Apps has the resources to develop the best simulation app for an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, and has a strong history working with a variety medical clients who need mobile medical training applications. Contact DDA Apps to learn more about creating a custom mobile app for medical training on any mobile device.

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[1] “Yale Medical School Develops Infant Endotracheal Intubation Virtual Sim App.” Web log post. IMedicalApps RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 July 2013. <>.

[2] Misra, Satish, MD. “Virtual Cath Lab App Is a Great Example of How Simulation Apps Can Improve Medical Training.” Web log post. IMedicalApps RSS. N.p., 11 Feb. 2011. Web. <>.

[3] “Virtual Dentist” Dental Simulation App Becomes the #1 Ranked IPhone Medical App in the US.” “Virtual Dentist” Dental Simulation App Becomes the #1 Ranked IPhone Medical App in the US. PRWEB, 27 Nov. 2012. Web. <>