Simulation-based training for patient safety: 10 Principles that matter

Eduardo Salas, Katherine A. Wilson, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, Heidi B. King, Jeffery S. Augenstein, Donald W. Robinson, David J. Birnbach

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

33 Scopus citations


Simulation-based training can improve patient care when factors influencing its design, delivery, evaluation, and transfer are taken into consideration. In this paper, we provide a number of principles and practical tips that organizations in health care can use to begin implementing effective simulation-based training as a way to enhance patient safety. We commend the health care community for their efforts thus far. We hope that the information provided in this paper will encourage thinking beyond the "bells and whistles" of the simulation and bring to light full potential of simulation-based training in health care and patient safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Patient Safety
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008


  • Patient safety
  • Simulation-based training
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


Dive into the research topics of 'Simulation-based training for patient safety: 10 Principles that matter'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this