General Concepts in Full Scale Simulation: Getting Started

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Over the past decade, medical simulation has developed to a point where it now is poised to become ubiquitous in teaching curricula. Despite this experience, there is little up-to-date information to help new instructors and operators learn the general principles of simulation. The purpose of this article is to provide prospective simulation instructors with basic concepts and a practical approach to patient simulation. The main focus is on full-scale or high fidelity simulation. The article is intended to (a) prepare instructors to use full-scale simulation to educate students; (b) teach some of the complexities and terminology of simulation; (c) prepare for and complement the curriculum of a formal instructor course; and (d) teach the basic elements required to run a successful simulation. This article should be used as an adjunct to practical experience gained from using simulation units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1695-1705
Number of pages11
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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