Practical Health Care Simulations

1st Edition

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  • 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?



Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Hanley & Belfus
Print ISBN:
9781560536253

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