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Practical Health Care Simulations


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Here is the first book to respond to the growing movement towards clinical simulations in health care education. It provides all of the guidance needed to make an informed decision about whether to begin using patient simulators · describes how to develop and operate a simulation center · and discusses how to design educational and assessment simulations that reflect specific educational curricula.

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Key Features

    • 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.

Author Information

    By Gary E. Loyd, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine; Assistant Dean for Clinical Simulation, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Carol L. Lake, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor and Chair, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY; and Ruth Greenberg, PhD, Director of Academic Programs, Health Sciences Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

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Practical Health Care Simulations
  • Paperback
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  • Imprint: Hanley & Belfus
  • ISBN: 978-1-56053-625-3
  • Copyright: 2004