When you first start doing something, you focus on the mechanics.
In healthcare, we need repeated practice to move our skills to mastery. And, not just any practice will do - it must be high quality, perhaps perfect realistic practice.
In sports, baseball for example, that could mean swinging the bat over and over and over until you develop the proper mechanics to consistently hit the ball.
For more than a century, neuroscientists have recognized the existence of “automatism,” which is the ability to perform complicated actions without conscious thought or intention. C. Bergland, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/the-mysterious-neuroscience-learning-automatic-skills
Automaticity can be achieved by practicing with increasing memory load meaning, purposefully add distractions to your training regimen. It’s about making a newly learned skill a part of who you are, as opposed to just a thing you can do. B. Hardy, https://www.fastcompany.com/how-to-learn-a-new-skill-well-enough-to-do-it-automaticall
Providing the practice and repetition necessary to perfect new clinical skills and develop critical thinking in a safe, observable environment are just some of the many benefits of clinical simulation education.
Providing tools for realistic practice experiences for task training and advanced scenarios is what we do. ReaLifeSim wearable vascular access training simulators - durable, adaptable, portable.