Simulation technology for health care professional skills training and assessment

Barry Issenberg, William C. McGaghie, Ian R. Hart, Joan W. Mayer, Joel M. Felner, Emil R. Petrusa, Robert A. Waugh, Donald D. Brown, Robert R. Safford, Ira H. Gessner, David Lee Gordon, Gordon A. Ewy

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Abstract

Changes in medical practice that limit instruction time and patient availability, the expanding options for diagnosis and management, and advances in technology are contributing to greater use of simulation technology in medical education. Four areas of high-technology simulations currently being used are laparoscopic techniques, which provide surgeons with an opportunity to enhance their motor skills without risk to patients; a cardiovascular disease simulator, which can be used to simulate cardiac conditions; multimedia computer systems, which includes patient-centered, case-based programs that constitute a generalist curriculum in cardiology; and anesthesia simulators, which have controlled responses that vary according to numerous possible scenarios. Some benefits of simulation technology include improvements in certain surgical technical skills, in cardiovascular examination skills, and in acquisition and retention of knowledge compared with traditional lectures. These systems help to address the problem of poor skills training and proficiency and may provide a method for physicians to become self-directed lifelong learners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-866
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume282
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999

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Biomedical Technology
Technology
Multimedia
Motor Skills
Computer Systems
Medical Education
Cardiology
Curriculum
Cardiovascular Diseases
Anesthesia
Physicians

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Issenberg, B., McGaghie, W. C., Hart, I. R., Mayer, J. W., Felner, J. M., Petrusa, E. R., ... Ewy, G. A. (1999). Simulation technology for health care professional skills training and assessment. Journal of the American Medical Association, 282(9), 861-866. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.282.9.861

Simulation technology for health care professional skills training and assessment. / Issenberg, Barry; McGaghie, William C.; Hart, Ian R.; Mayer, Joan W.; Felner, Joel M.; Petrusa, Emil R.; Waugh, Robert A.; Brown, Donald D.; Safford, Robert R.; Gessner, Ira H.; Gordon, David Lee; Ewy, Gordon A.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 282, No. 9, 01.09.1999, p. 861-866.

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Issenberg, B, McGaghie, WC, Hart, IR, Mayer, JW, Felner, JM, Petrusa, ER, Waugh, RA, Brown, DD, Safford, RR, Gessner, IH, Gordon, DL & Ewy, GA 1999, 'Simulation technology for health care professional skills training and assessment', Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 282, no. 9, pp. 861-866. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.282.9.861
Issenberg, Barry ; McGaghie, William C. ; Hart, Ian R. ; Mayer, Joan W. ; Felner, Joel M. ; Petrusa, Emil R. ; Waugh, Robert A. ; Brown, Donald D. ; Safford, Robert R. ; Gessner, Ira H. ; Gordon, David Lee ; Ewy, Gordon A. / Simulation technology for health care professional skills training and assessment. In: Journal of the American Medical Association. 1999 ; Vol. 282, No. 9. pp. 861-866.
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