Practical Health Care Simulations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781560536253

Practical Health Care Simulations

1st Edition

Authors: Gary Loyd Carol Lake Ruth Greenberg
Paperback ISBN: 9781560536253
Imprint: Hanley & Belfus
Published Date: 16th July 2004

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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.

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.

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?


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About the Author

Gary Loyd

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology; Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Ruth Greenberg

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Academic Programs, Health Sciences Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY