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- Features the expertise of three authorities who have extensive experience in working with the University of Louisville School of Medicine's Dr. John M. and Dorothy Paris Simulation Center—one of the leading medical simulation centers in the world.
- Explains the value of simulation for a variety of healthcare disciplines and discusses which types of simulations are most relevant for each field.
- Discusses the resources (space, personnel, equipment) needed to establish a simulation program.
- Evaluates the specific simulation products that are currently available.
- Details the "nuts and bolts" of preparing relevant "patients" and scenarios.
- Describes applications for assessment, certification, and re-certification.
- Presents an overview of future trends in simulation (such as virtual reality simulations) and discusses issues related to planning for simulation center growth.
1. History of simulation for education
2. Current status of medical simulation programs
3. Space considerations in establishing a simulation program
4. Human considerations
5. Financial considerations
II. Practical applications:
6. Basic sciences (physiology, pharmacology)
7. Physical diagnosis
8. Nursing education
10. Emergency medicine
12. Obstetrics and gynecology
14. Family practice
15. Internal medicine
16. Advanced trauma life support
18. Conscious sedation
19. Continuing health professional education
20. Allied health
21. Community and legal services
22. What's next in simulation?