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Simulation training for critical care 

Simulation training for critical care
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Simulation training for critical care
Author(s):

Ben Shippey

and Graham Nimmo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199600830.003.0014
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date: 01 December 2020

Simulation in various guises can be an extremely useful educational methodology. Its use should be planned carefully to maximize educational efficiency and minimize disruption to patient care. It requires the facilitator to enable the participants to behave as they would in the real clinical environment. Fidelity is one aspect of the simulated clinical environment that helps participants engage with the clinical material. The participants should be debriefed after the simulated experience. Video-assisted debriefing facilitates reflection on elements of behaviour that affect patient safety. Many styles of debriefing exist, but there are common elements. Debriefing should be carefully facilitated by faculty with the necessary skills. Simulation is increasingly being used as an assessment tool, but the validity of summative assessments using simulation is unclear.

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