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Equipping and Staffing a Surgical Simulation Center

  • Dawn Swiderski
  • Ashley Yurco
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Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to describe how to best equip and staff a surgical simulation center. The chapter addresses the differences between a wet lab, a dry lab, and human patient simulation training including the personnel, equipment, and learners for each. It also discusses resource management for efficiently running a surgical simulation center including utilization and data management, product evaluation and selection, and standard operating procedures. The chapter concludes with a focus on budgets and cost, tips and tricks, and the expected future of simulation.

Keywords

Cadaveric training Task trainer Scenario training High fidelity Low fidelity Medium fidelity Personnel Standard operating procedures Management Patient simulation Simulated participants 

Abbreviations

ACP

Advanced Care Provider

AV

Audiovisual

CHSE

Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

CHSE-A

Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator – Advanced

CHSOS

Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist

CVAT

Central Venous Adjunct Trainer

IP

Intellectual property

IPE

Interprofessional education

SOP

Standard operating procedure

SP

Simulated participants

SSH

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

VR

Virtual reality

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Atrium HealthCarolinas Simulation CenterCharlotteUSA

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