Thampinathan, Babitha-sq

Building compassionate practitioners for the future: Leveraging simulation-based learning in cardiac sonography education


Award: 2023 Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Grant

  • Cardiac Sonography
  • Compassionate Care
  • Simulation Learning

Cardiac Sonographer & Professor, Mohawk College

Cardiac sonographers work in busy environments where their patient interactions are short and focused on acquiring diagnostic images. For students entering clinicals, navigating the stressors and limited time combined with their lack of confidence in cardiac anatomy imaging creates barriers in delivering compassionate care. Babitha’s study will assess if AI-driven simulation-based-learning can have an impact on student competency, confidence levels during clinicals, and the patient’s experience of compassion and care received.