Simulation Training Improves Medical Residents’ Performance

A study conducted at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital has found that training medical residents using simulation technologies improves their critical decision-making skills during actual Emergency Department resuscitations.

The improved performance from simulation to actual clinical practice was telling. This is another important example of simulation training as a teaching tool to prepare residents for actual bedside care.”

— Sudhir Baliga, M.D., senior staff physician in Henry Ford’s Emergency Department and the study’s lead author

The researchers reported that after receiving the simulation training residents performed better across four areas: leadership, problem solving, situational awareness, and communication.

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Learn more at http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/hfhs-sti051112.php

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