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Simulation, human factors and defence anaesthesia.

Authors
  • Mercer, S J
  • Whittle, C
  • Siggers, B
  • Frazer, R S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2010
Volume
156
Issue
4 Suppl 1
Pages
365–369
Identifiers
PMID: 21302658
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Simulation in healthcare has come a long way since it's beginnings in the 1960s. Not only has the sophistication of simulator design increased, but the educational concepts of simulation have become much clearer. One particularly important area is that of non-technical skills (NTS) which has been developed from similar concepts in the aviation and nuclear industries. NTS models have been developed for anaesthetists and more recently for surgeons too. This has clear value for surgical team working and the recently developed Military Operational Surgical Training (MOST) course uses simulation and NTS to improve such team working. The scope for simulation in Defence medicine and anaesthesia does not stop here. Uses of simulation include pre-deployment training of hospital teams as well as Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) and Critical Care Air Support Team (CCAST) staff. Future projects include developing Role 1 pre-deployment training. There is enormous scope for development in this important growth area of education and training.

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