Simulation Training for Improved Procedural Performance

  • Anthony G. Gallagher
  • Gerald C. O’Sullivan
  • Gerald C. O’Sullivan
Part of the Improving Medical Outcome - Zero Tolerance book series (IMOZT)


The use of simulators to train surgical skills was ushered in as a consequence of the difficulties in acquiring the skills to practice minimally invasive surgery (Satava 1993). This revolution in surgical training forced the surgical community to think about training in general. Haluck et al. (2007) has suggested that when the field of medical simulation first started, it seemed quite straightforward. It has evolved into a highly complex field impacting on almost every discipline in medicine.


Virtual Reality Carotid Artery Stenting Simulation Training Endovascular Procedure Summative Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony G. Gallagher
    • 1
  • Gerald C. O’Sullivan
    • 2
  • Gerald C. O’Sullivan
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  2. 2.Mercy University HospitalCorkIreland
  3. 3.Cork Cancer Research CentreUniversity College CorkCorkIreland

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