How Does Health Care Simulation Affect Patient Care?

Lead author:  Joseph O. Lopreiato, MD, MPH
Submitted by:  Dyan Colpo, Cleveland Clinic, Simulation and Advanced Skills Center

Health care simulation programs have spread to many parts of the United States health care system, including hospitals, medical and nursing schools, community college programs, and clinics. Many educational and training units use simulation to help teach new skills, refresh old skills, and promote teamwork in the delivery of health care.

In a 2013 PSNet perspective, Cook presented evidence that health care simulation was effective as an instructional tool and that simulation-based rehearsal was an effective supplement to working directly with patients. However, there remain many health care professionals that have only a vague idea of what health care simulation actually is and what impact it can have on clinical practice. What modalities comprise health care simulation and in what areas can these modalities help improve patient care? 

Read the full article in the Perspectives on Safety here. 

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