Aims and scope

Advances in Simulation provides a forum to share scholarly practice to advance the use of simulation in the context of health and social care.

Advances in Simulation publishes articles that cover all science and social science disciplines, all health and social care professions and multi- and inter-professional studies. The journal includes articles relevant to simulation that include the study of health care practice, human factors, psychology, sociology, anthropology, communication, teamwork, human performance, education, learning technology, economics, biomedical engineering, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, therapeutics, scientific computation, simulation modelling, population studies, theatre, craft, program evaluation and more.

Featured article: Do clinicians need hot-seat stress to improve?

New Content ItemActive ‘hands-on’ participation in the ‘hot-seat’ during immersive simulation-based training (SBT) induces stress for participants, which is believed to be necessary to improve performance. In this study, Bong et al. suggest that directed observers may benefit from immersive SBT even without repeated ‘hands-on’ experience and stress in the hot-seat.

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Featured article: Optimizing observer roles in simulation

New Content ItemIn this systematic review, O’Regan et al. examine the evidence for learning methods that employ directed observation as an alternative to hands-on participation in scenario-based simulation training. They find that learning outcomes and role satisfaction for observers is improved through learner engagement and the use of observer tools.

Society affiliation

Advances in Simulation is the official journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM).

SESAM was founded in 1994 in Copenhagen and aims to encourage and support the use of simulation in health care and medicine for the purpose of training and research. Key roles of SESAM are to develop and support the application of simulation in education, research, and quality management by facilitating collaborations and the exchange of technology and knowledge throughout Europe.

Editor profile

Prof Debra Nestel, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Health Care at Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education, University of Melbourne, Australia For over 25 years she has used simulation as an educational method in the context of health care. Professor Nestel has a particular interest in human-based simulations and is experienced in research and development of several simulation modalities.

Submit your manuscript!

Advances in Simulation has now fully launched and is publishing articles.

Please use the online submission system to submit your manuscript to the journal. For all enquiries, please contact: advancesinsimulation@biomedcentral.com.

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