Clinical simulation : operations, engineering, and management

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  • Simulation facilities are invaluable for training in medicine and clinical education, biomedical engineering and life sciences. They allow the practice of prevention, containment, treatment, and procedure in a risk-free setting. This book is a practical guide and reference to the latest technology, operations and opportunities presented by clinical simulation. It shows how to develop and make efficient use of resources, and provides hands-on information to those tasked with setting up and delivering simulation facilities for medical, clinical and related purposes, and the development and delivery of simulation-based education programs. A step-by-step manual to developing successful simulation programs Shows how to design, construct, outfit and run simulation facilities for clinical education and research. The Residency Review Committee of the US Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education has begun requiring residency programs to have simulation as an integral part of their training programs.


  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 14, 2008).
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Purposes for Simulation Programs; Personnel Unique to Simulation; Facilities Required for Simulation Productions; Resources Used in Simulation Facilities; Simulated Patients; Scenario Examples; References and Index
  • Why simulate? -- What's in it for me -- How to fit in while standing out -- Curriculum: planning for success -- The best form follows the essential functions -- Functional forms at the institutional size -- Functional forms at the state and nation size -- The big picture: sum of many smaller views -- Make your own -- Buy from others -- Funding, funding is what makes simulation go on -- Hybrid vigor: the simulation professional -- Good answers start from good questions -- Simulation scenario: telling the story, discussing the story -- Location, location, location -- Move the learning, not the learners -- We teach in the style that we learn -- Assessment: why, what and how -- Tricks of the trade -- Rehearsing is the basis of all learning -- Expect the unexpected -- Borrow success
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