Practical Health Care Simulations

1st Edition


  • Gary Loyd
  • Carol Lake
  • Ruth Greenberg
    • Print ISBN 9781560536253

    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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    Hanley & Belfus
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