Equipping and Staffing a Surgical Simulation Center
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.
KeywordsCadaveric training Task trainer Scenario training High fidelity Low fidelity Medium fidelity Personnel Standard operating procedures Management Patient simulation Simulated participants
Advanced Care Provider
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator – Advanced
Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist
Central Venous Adjunct Trainer
Standard operating procedure
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
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