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  • Austin J. Adams
  • James N. Sullivan
  • Amy Duhachek-StapelmanEmail author
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Abstract

Simulation has been utilized in medicine for over 30 years (Krage R, Erwteman M. State-of-the-art usage of simulation in anesthesia: skills and teamwork. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015;28(6):727–34), but as interest in and experience with simulation have increased, medical simulation has taken on a greater role in medical education. Advancements in technology, decreased costs, and increased utility of simulation have allowed for the advent of mobile simulation. Mobile simulation provides for increased participation in simulation experiences, especially among rural providers. Practitioners no longer have to travel long distances to participate in simulation experiences, as mobile simulation allows for the simulation equipment to be brought to the learners. Acquisition and maintenance of technical and non-technical skills can all be gained through mobile simulation. Greater emphasis is now being placed on interprofessional simulation, which encourages improved teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Additionally, in situ simulation allows hospitals and teams to test for systems processes and latent safety threats. Further development of mobile simulation may allow a broader population to learn basic life support skills and the proper use of automatic external defibrillators.

Keywords

Mobile simulation Skills maintenance Technical skills Non-technical skills Interprofessional simulation In situ simulation Shared mental models Debrief 

Abbreviations

AED

automatic external defibrillator

BLS

basic life support

ECMO

extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

FTTE

focused trans-thoracic echocardiography

LST

latent safety threat

NICU

neonatal intensive care unit

NTS

non-technical skills

TBST

team-based simulation training

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Austin J. Adams
    • 1
  • James N. Sullivan
    • 1
  • Amy Duhachek-Stapelman
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of AnesthesiologyOmahaUSA
  2. 2.University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine, Department of AnesthesiologyOmahaUSA

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