Clinical Simulation

Clinical Simulation

Education, Operations and Engineering

2nd Edition - August 20, 2019

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  • Editor: Gilles Chiniara
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128156575
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128156582

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Clinical Simulation: Education, Operations and Engineering, Second Edition, offers readers a restructured, comprehensive and updated approach to learn about simulation practices and techniques in a clinical setting. Featuring new and revised chapters from the industry’s top researchers and educators, this release gives readers the most updated data through modern pedagogy. This new edition has been restructured to highlight five major components of simulation education, including simulation scenarios as tools, student learning, faculty teaching, necessary subject matter, and the learning environment. With clear and efficient organization throughout the book, users will find this to be an ideal text for students and professionals alike.

Key Features

  • Edited by a leading educator, consultant and practitioner in the clinical simulation field
  • Redesigned structure emphasizes the five components of simulation pedagogy
  • Contains over 30 new chapters that feature the most up-to-date industry information and practices


Clinician educators, professionals, managers, and coordinators in the simulation field

Table of Contents

    1. A Brief History of Clinical Simulation: How Did We Get Here?
    2. The Many Faces of Simulation
    3. Simulated and Standardized Patients
    4. Virtual Patients and Serious Games
    5. Physiologic Modeling for Simulators

    6. Adapting Learning in a Simulated Environment
    7. Adult Learning and Simulation-Based Education
    8. Theory for Practice: Learning Theories for Simulation
    9. Simulation-Based Education and the Challenge of Transfer
    10. Using Cognitive Load Theory to Optimize Simulation Design
    11. Motivational Dynamics in Simulation
    12. Learning Through PlayTraining
    13. Simulation as a Social Event: Stepping Back, Thinking About Fundamental Assumptions

    14. Educational Foundations of Instructional Design Applied to Simulation-Based Education
    15. Theory and Practice of Developing an Effective Simulation Curriculum
    16. Creating Effective Learning Environments: The Educator’s Perspective
    17. Assessing and Planning for Simulation Implementation: An Approach to Instructional Design to Meet Organizational Needs
    18. When Simulation Should and Should Not Be in the Curriculum
    19. Integrating Simulation to Existing Educational Programs
    20. Planning and Assessing Clinical Simulation Using Task Analysis
    21. Theoretical Underpinnings of Scenario Design
    22. Key Issues in Scenario Design for Simulation
    23. A Systematic Approach to Scenario Design
    24. A Pragmatic Approach to Scenario Scripting

    25. Crisis Resource Management and Nontechnical Skills: From Individuals to Teams, From Danger to Safety
    26. Simulation for Learning Clinical Reasoning
    27. Simulation for Procedural Tasks
    28. Simulation for Pediatrics and Neonatal Care
    29. Simulation for Critical Care
    30. Simulation for Obstetrics
    31. Simulation for Pharmacy
    32. Simulation for Workplace Adaptation and Organizational Change

    33. Prebriefing and Briefing
    34. Debriefing Frameworks and Methods
    35. Debriefing for the Transfer of Learning: A Cognitive Approach
    36. Realism and the Art of Simulation
    37. Moving Beyond Fidelity
    38. In Situ Simulation

    39. Simulation Facility Design 101: The Basics
    40. Creation of Structure-Function Relationships in the Design of a Simulation Center
    41. The One-Room Schoolhouse for Simulation
    42. The One-Room Schoolhouse: A Practical Example
    43. The Dedicated Clinical Simulation Suite
    44. Simulation in Remote Areas
    45. Simulation on a Low Budget
    46. Funding for Simulation
    47. Creative Procurement for Your Simulation Program
    48. Evaluating and Choosing Patient Simulators and Equipment
    49. Technological Infrastructure
    50. Professional Stagecraft: Creating Simulated Clinical Environments
    51. Governance and Administration of Simulation Programs: Providing the Structure and Strategic Foundation for Excellence
    52. An Innovative Way to Think About a Simulation Center’s Core Administrative Functions: Comparing Managing a Simulation Facility to a Restaurant
    53. Challenges in Simulation Implementation: A National Simulation Program in Germany

    54. Roles and Functions in a Simulation Center
    55. Considerations on the Training of Simulation Educators
    56. Train-the-Trainers: Creating Simulation Educators

    57. Simulation for Assessment
    58. Simulation and High-Stakes Assessment
    59. Evaluating Simulation Programs Throughout the Program Development Life Cycle
    60. Accrediting Simulation Programs

Product details

  • No. of pages: 992
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128156575
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128156582

About the Editor

Gilles Chiniara

Gilles Chiniara has been practicing anesthesiology since 2003. He is an associate professor at Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada) and has a Master in Health Professions Education (MHPE) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with an interest in assessment and in studying human factors and situation awareness. Dr. Chiniara has been actively involved in healthcare simulation since 2004. He is the Scientific Director of Centre Apprentiss, an interdisciplinary simulation center at Université Laval which he helped design. He has worked as educational consultant for private firms interested in venturing into simulation in healthcare, and has given talks and workshops on simulation and its pedagogy both nationally and internationally. He has collaborated, under the supervision of the Quebec College of Physicians, in establishing a provincial assessment program for practicing anesthesiologists, aimed at remediation. In addition to designing and implementing the oldest French train-the-trainer course in simulation, he has designed and implemented a graduate course on simulation given at Université Laval.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate professor, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada

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