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Medical Simulation

Advantages of Simulation


Standardized

Clinical scenarios can be standardized to provide reliably similar experiences for several students, residents or practitioners for purposes of either assessing the learners or aggregating data to evaluate the program in how well it is teaching a particular skill, whether technical or behavioral.

Reproducible

The scenario, in addition to being standardized across a population of learners, is reproducible for the same team of learners. This characteristic allows longitudinal comparison for that particular team. This comparison allows the same team to experience the same scenario anytime from instantly after a debriefing session to years down the road after a portion or all of the cohort's trainings is complete.

Risk-Free

Real situations that present as low-frequency, high-risk are the most appropriate types of situations for any field of simulation, including medical, aviation, nuclear powers and others. This is perhaps the greatest advantage of medical simulation over reality. THe possibility of patient harm limits the participation of students' in such risky situations in the realm of reality, but not so in simulation.

Reviewable

The robustness of the educational experience draws from the reviewable character of medical simulation. Although debriefing is expected in the world of reality after so-called sentinel events, the reviewability of medical simulations improves on traditional debriefing by orders of magnitude. The timing of a simulation review is immediately after the event instead of days or weeks afterwards. Medical simulation rooms are equipped with audio/visual capacity to save, store, and reexamine a scenario. Trained facilitators can lead debriefing sessions that truly are educationally focused, rather than merely checking off the monthly risk-management box.

 

Just as with encounters with standardized patients, medical simulation can teach both technical and behavioral skills. Technical skills can range from simple tasks like starting IVs or inserting Foley catheters to more complex tasks like ACLS training and managing intraoperative emergencies. Behavioral skills are those that have been targeted by national organizations, such as JCAHO's 2009 National Patient Safety Goals and ACGME's Core Competencies: communication and teamwork skills. The specific goals or each simulation are determined by the authors of the clinical scenario and are integrated into the scenario, debriefing, and assessment, if applicable. The imaginations of the instructors are truly the limiting factor in the scope of what medical simulation can teach.

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