Over the last decade, medical education has included a technique called “simulation”, which involves learners engaged in the management of critical situations that are only simulated, involving actors and remotely controlled equipment that creates the emergency.

The learners experience the situation in very seemingly real circumstances, feeling the urgency, developing a situational awareness, learning how to deal with the real situation, and getting feedback on performance.

One step further is taking this out of the lab into the real life location, like an operating room suite.  This in situ simulation not only allows the participants to experience and to learn to manage in their home base, but it allows for an analysis of how well the workplace was able to deal with the impact of the stress of such an event.

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