Practical Health Care Simulations


  • Gary 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 Lake, MD, MBA, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology; Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
  • Ruth Greenberg, PhD, Director of Academic Programs, Health Sciences Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

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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Medical educators and administrators of medical schools; professional organizations in charge of certification for medical specialties


Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • ISBN: 978-1-56053-625-3

Table of Contents

I. Basic Issues

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

9. Anesthesiology

10. Emergency medicine

11. Surgery

12. Obstetrics and gynecology

13. Pediatrics

14. Family practice

15. Internal medicine

16. Advanced trauma life support

17. Dentistry

18. Conscious sedation

19. Continuing health professional education

20. Allied health

21. Community and legal services

22. What's next in simulation?