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  1. Content type: Innovation

    Healthcare systems are urged to build facilities that support safe and efficient delivery of care. Literature demonstrates that the built environment impacts patient safety. Design decisions made early in the ...

    Authors: Nora Colman, Cara Doughty, Jennifer Arnold, Kimberly Stone, Jennifer Reid, Ashley Dalpiaz and Kiran B. Hebbar

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:19

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  2. Content type: Research

    Simulated patients (SPs), defined as being over 65 years old, are valuable partners in the training of health professionals related to the care of our aging population. Many senior SPs have been long-time memb...

    Authors: Claudia Schelgel and Cathy M. Smith

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:18

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  3. Content type: Innovation

    SimGHOSTS introduced Bug Busters to train healthcare simulation technology specialists (HSTSs) as a way to showcase experienced HSTSs’ approaches to technology troubleshooting. This competition functions as a ...

    Authors: Scott Crawford, Stormy Monks, Rachel Bailey and Alaina Fernandez

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:12

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  4. Content type: Research

    As clinical simulation has evolved, it is increasingly used to educate staff who work in healthcare contexts (e.g. hospital administrators) or frequently encounter clinical populations as part of their work (e...

    Authors: Mary Lavelle, Gabriel B. Reedy, Chris Attoe, Thomas Simpson and Janet E. Anderson

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:11

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  5. Content type: Research

    Simulation is increasingly being used in postgraduate medical education as an opportunity for competency assessment. However, there is limited direct evidence that supports performance in the simulation lab as...

    Authors: Kristen Weersink, Andrew K. Hall, Jessica Rich, Adam Szulewski and J. Damon Dagnone

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:9

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  6. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains a previous iteration of author, Chen Zhang’s name.

    Authors: Cevin Zhang, Thomas Grandits, Karin Pukk Härenstam, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge and Sebastiaan Meijer

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:7

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    The original article was published in Advances in Simulation 2018 3:15

  7. Content type: Innovation

    Interprofessional simulation based education (SBE) improves core clinical skills and team training in obstetrics and gynaecology. In this innovative study, the introduction of an undergraduate interprofessiona...

    Authors: Suhas Gorantla, Utkarsh Bansal, Jai Vir Singh, Akhilesh Dutta Dwivedi, Atul Malhotra and Arunaz Kumar

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    Trauma is the leading cause of death in children. The lack of an accepted definition of what constitutes a high-quality stabilisation of a traumatically injured child has limited the evaluation of direct inter...

    Authors: Ralph James MacKinnon, Karin Pukk-Härenstam, Ulrica Von Thiele Schwarz, Christopher Kennedy and Terese Stenfors

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:4

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    There is a need for improved research in the field of prehospital care. At the same time, there are many barriers in prehospital research due to the complex context, posing unique challenges for research, deve...

    Authors: Hanna Maurin Söderholm, Henrik Andersson, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara, Per Backlund, Johanna Bergman, Lars Lundberg and Bengt Arne Sjöqvist

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:3

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  10. Content type: Research

    Virtual patients are a recent addition to the educational arsenal to develop non-technical skills in undergraduate health professionals. The Virtual Simulated Patient Resource (

    Authors: Monica Peddle, Margaret Bearman, Lisa Mckenna and Debra Nestel

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:2

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  11. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains an error in the Ethics approval statement of the Declarations regarding approval of the study.

    Authors: Lena Oxelmark, Torben Nordahl Amorøe, Liisa Carlzon and Hans Rystedt

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2019 4:1

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    The original article was published in Advances in Simulation 2017 2:8

  12. Content type: Innovation

    The debriefing is an essential component of simulation-based training for healthcare professionals, but learning this complex skill can be challenging for simulation faculty. There are multiple competing prior...

    Authors: Kristin L. Fraser, Michael J. Meguerdichian, Jolene T. Haws, Vincent J. Grant, Komal Bajaj and Adam Cheng

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:28

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  13. Content type: Innovation

    Acute care providers intervening on fragile patients face many knowledge and information related challenges. Explanation based on causal chains of events has limitations when applied to complex physiological s...

    Authors: Willem W.L. van Meurs and Timothy A.J. Antonius

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:27

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  14. Content type: Research

    Transcutaneous cardiac pacing (TCP) is recommended to treat unstable bradycardia. Simulation might improve familiarity with this low-frequency procedure. Current mannequins fail to reproduce key features of TC...

    Authors: Caroline Ranger, Marie-Rose Paradis, Judy Morris, Roger Perron, Pierre Drolet, Alexis Cournoyer, Jean Paquet and Arnaud Robitaille

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:24

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  15. Content type: Research

    During in situ simulation, interprofessional care teams practice in an area where clinical care occurs. This study aimed to detect latent safety threats (LST) in a training program, which combined in situ simu...

    Authors: Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, Joyce Kelly Silva Barreto, Francielly Cesco Marcon, Ana Carolina Cintra Nunes Mafra and Tarso Augusto Duenhas Accorsi

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:23

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  16. Content type: Research

    Training emergency medical services (EMS) workforce is challenging in rural and remote settings. Moreover, critical access hospitals (CAHs) struggle to ensure continuing medical education for their emergency d...

    Authors: Nizar K. Wehbi, Rajvi Wani, Yangyuna Yang, Fernando Wilson, Sharon Medcalf, Brian Monaghan, Jennifer Adams and Paul Paulman

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:22

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  17. Content type: Research

    There is no standard approach to determining the realism of a simulator, valuable information when planning simulation training. The aim of this research was to design a generic simulator realism questionnaire...

    Authors: Erin WILSON, David G. HEWETT, Brian C. JOLLY, Sarah JANSSENS and Michael M. BECKMANN

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:21

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  18. Content type: Innovation

    Resuscitative hysterotomy is a daunting and rarely performed procedure in the emergency department (ED). Given the paucity of clinical exposure to this intervention, resuscitative hysterotomy is an ideal oppor...

    Authors: Lawrence Lau, Dimitrios Papanagnou, Elaine Smith, Crystal Waters, Elizabeth Teixeira and Xiao Chi Zhang

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:19

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  19. Content type: Innovation

    Despite the growing importance of medical simulation in education, there is limited guidance available on how to develop medical simulation environments, particularly with regard to technical and non-technical...

    Authors: Michael Pfandler, Philipp Stefan, Patrick Wucherer, Marc Lazarovici and Matthias Weigl

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:18

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  20. Content type: Innovation

    Medical simulation competitions are a growing reality. This study aims at exploring if a novel format of simulation competition (SIMCUP) can be an effective educational format in post-graduate education.

    Authors: Pier Luigi Ingrassia, Jeffrey Michael Franc and Luca Carenzo

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:17

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  21. Content type: Research

    Resource allocation in patient care relies heavily on individual judgements of healthcare professionals. Such professionals perform coordinating functions by managing the timing and execution of a multitude of...

    Authors: Chen Zhang, Thomas Grandits, Karin Pukk Härenstam, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge and Sebastiaan Meijer

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:15

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Advances in Simulation 2019 4:7

  22. Content type: Research

    Based on common geography, sociopolitics, epidemiology, and healthcare services, the Nordic countries could benefit from increased collaboration and uniformity in the development of simulation-based learning (...

    Authors: Sissel Eikeland Husebø, Minna Silvennoinen, Eerika Rosqvist and Italo Masiello

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:12

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  23. Content type: Research

    Working with standardised or simulated patients (SPs) is now commonplace in Simulated Learning Environments. Embracing the fact that they are not a homogenous group, some literature suggests expansion of learn...

    Authors: Grainne P. Kearney, Gerard J. Gormley, Diane Wilson and Jennifer L. Johnston

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:11

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  24. Content type: Research

    vSim® for Nursing is the first web-based platform linked to the nursing education curriculum. It is an American simulation tool, developed in 2014 through a collaboration between Wolters Kluwer Health, Laerdal...

    Authors: Ingrid Tjoflåt, Tone Knutsen Brandeggen, Ellen Synnøve Strandberg, Dagrunn Nåden Dyrstad and Sissel Eikeland Husebø

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:10

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  25. Content type: Innovation

    Several models for educational simulation of labor and delivery were published in the literature and incorporated into a commercially available training simulator (CAE Healthcare Lucina). However, the engine o...

    Authors: Silvano R. Gefferie, Anouk W. J. Scholten, Kim A. E. Wijlens, M. Luísa Ferreira Bastos, M. Beatrijs van der Hout-van der Jagt, Hans Zwart and Willem J. van Meurs

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:9

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  26. Content type: Methodology article

    The contrasting groups’ standard setting method is commonly used for consequences analysis in validity studies for performance in medicine and surgery. The method identifies a pass/fail cut-off score, from whi...

    Authors: Morten Jørgensen, Lars Konge and Yousif Subhi

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:5

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  27. Content type: Innovation

    In Italy, there is no framework of procedural skills that all medical students should be able to perform autonomously at graduation. The study aims at identifying (1) a set of essential procedural skills and (...

    Authors: Pier Luigi Ingrassia, Ludovico Giovanni Barozza and Jeffrey Michael Franc

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:4

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  28. Content type: Research

    Novice students may have limited learning opportunities during their early exposure to complex clinical environments, due to the priorities of patient care. Immersive, high-fidelity simulation provides an oppo...

    Authors: Anthony Wright, Penny Moss, Diane M. Dennis, Megan Harrold, Simone Levy, Anne L. Furness and Alan Reubenson

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:3

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  29. Content type: Innovation

    Integration of simulation in educational curricula for anesthesia and intensive care residents is a hot topic. There is a great interest for simulation centers to share their experiences through multi-site syn...

    Authors: Paul Abraham, Franck Verdonk, Clement Buleon, Antoine Tesniere and Marc Lilot

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2018 3:2

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  30. Content type: Meeting Abstracts

    Authors: Anna Klimenko, Zhanna Tigai, Arnaud Desvergez, Arnaud Winer, Jean-Bernard Gouyon, Médéric Descoins, Bragard Isabelle, Gillet Aline, Servotte Jean-Christophe, Van Cauwenberge Isabelle, Donneau Anne-Françoise, Etienne Anne-Marie, Guillaume Michèle, Ghuysen Alexandre, Carla Sá-Couto, Pedro Vieira-Marques…

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2017 2(Suppl 1):26

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  31. Content type: Research

    The rationale for introducing full-scale patient simulators in training to improve patient safety is to recreate clinical situations in a realistic setting. Although high-fidelity simulators mimic a wide range...

    Authors: Cecilia Escher, Hans Rystedt, Johan Creutzfeldt, Lisbet Meurling, Sofia Nyström, Johanna Dahlberg, Samuel Edelbring, Torben Nordahl Amorøe, Håkan Hult, Li Felländer-Tsai and Madeleine Abrandt-Dahlgren

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2017 2:25

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  32. Content type: Research

    Ultrasonography (US) is an essential tool for the diagnosis of acute gynecological conditions. General practice (GP) residents are involved in the first-line management of gynecologic emergencies. They are not...

    Authors: M. Le Lous, N. De Chanaud, A. Bourret, M. V. Senat, C. Colmant, P. Jaury, A. Tesnière and V. Tsatsaris

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2017 2:24

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  33. Content type: Research

    The depth of chest compression (CC) during cardiac arrest is associated with patient survival and good neurological outcomes. Previous studies showed that mattress compression can alter the amount of CCs given...

    Authors: Yiqun Lin, Brandi Wan, Claudia Belanger, Kent Hecker, Elaine Gilfoyle, Jennifer Davidson and Adam Cheng

    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2017 2:22

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