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  1. Administration of blood is a complex process requiring vigilance and effective teamwork. Despite strict policies and training on blood administration, errors still occur and can lead to mistransfusion with adv...

    Authors: Douglas M. Campbell, Laya Poost-Foroosh, Katerina Pavenski, Maya Contreras, Fahad Alam, Jason Lee and Patricia Houston
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:32
  2. Non-technical skills (NTS) are an integral part of the abilities healthcare professionals need to optimally care for patients. Integrating NTS into the already complex tasks of healthcare can be a challenge fo...

    Authors: Peter Dieckmann, Louise Graae Zeltner and Anne-Mette Helsø
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:30
  3. We submit that interaction patterns within healthcare teams should be more comprehensively explored during debriefings in simulation-based training because of their importance for clinical performance. We desc...

    Authors: Michaela Kolbe, Adrian Marty, Julia Seelandt and Bastian Grande
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:29
  4. Simulation is firmly established as a mainstay of clinical education, and extensive research has demonstrated its value. Current practice uses inanimate simulators (with a range of complexity, sophistication a...

    Authors: Roger L. Kneebone
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:27
  5. Medical students transitioning into professional practice feel underprepared to deal with the emotional complexities of real-life ethical situations. Simulation-based learning (SBL) may provide a safe environm...

    Authors: Gareth Lewis, Melissa McCullough, Alexander P Maxwell and Gerard J. Gormley
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:26
  6. Simulation-based research (SBR) is rapidly expanding but the quality of reporting needs improvement. For a reader to critically assess a study, the elements of the study need to be clearly reported. Our object...

    Authors: Adam Cheng, David Kessler, Ralph Mackinnon, Todd P. Chang, Vinay M. Nadkarni, Elizabeth A. Hunt, Jordan Duval-Arnould, Yiqun Lin, David A. Cook, Martin Pusic, Joshua Hui, David Moher, Matthias Egger and Marc Auerbach
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:25

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  7. Acquiring the concepts of non-technical skills (NTS) beyond a superficial level is a challenge for healthcare professionals and simulation faculty. Current simulation-based approaches to teach NTS are challeng...

    Authors: Peter Dieckmann, Ronnie Glavin, Rikke Malene Hartvigsen Grønholm Jepsen and Ralf Krage
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:23
  8. Chest tube insertion is required for most cases of traumatic pneumothorax. However, this procedure entails risks of potentially life-threatening complications. A “surgical” approach is widely recommended to mi...

    Authors: Alexandre Léger, Aiham Ghazali, Franck Petitpas, Youcef Guéchi, Amélie Boureau-Voultoury and Denis Oriot
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:21
  9. Non-technical skills (NTS) such as leadership and team work are important in providing good quality of care. One system to assess physicians’ NTS is the Anesthesiologists’ Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) system. T...

    Authors: Laura Zwaan, Lian Tjon Soei Len, Cordula Wagner, Dick van Groeningen, Mark Kolenbrander and Ralf Krage
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:18
  10. Cognitive overload can inhibit learning, and cognitive load theory-based instructional design principles can be used to optimize learning situations. This study aims to investigate the effect of implementing c...

    Authors: Steven Arild Wuyts Andersen, Peter Trier Mikkelsen, Lars Konge, Per Cayé-Thomasen and Mads Sølvsten Sørensen
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:20
  11. Transitions, or periods of change, in medical career pathways can be challenging episodes, requiring the transitioning clinician to take on new roles and responsibilities, adapt to new cultural dynamics, chang...

    Authors: Jennifer Cleland, Rona Patey, Ian Thomas, Kenneth Walker, Paul O’Connor and Stephanie Russ
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:14
  12. The Clinical Placement Enhancement Program (CPEP) is a simulation course for medical students learning the core topics of cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, incorporating patient safety and professionali...

    Authors: Neil J. Cunningham, Robert O’Brien, Tracey Weiland, Julian van Dijk and Stuart Dilley
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:15
  13. The identification of developmental curve patterns generated by a simulation-based educational method and the variables that can accelerate the learning process will result in cost-effective training. This stu...

    Authors: Jose Carlos Manuel-Palazuelos, María Riaño-Molleda, José Luis Ruiz-Gómez, Jose Ignacio Martín-Parra, Carlos Redondo-Figuero and José María Maestre
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:16
  14. Immersion is important for simulation-based education; however, questionnaire-based instruments to measure immersion have some limitations. The aim of the present work is to develop a new instrument to measure...

    Authors: Magnus Andersson Hagiwara, Per Backlund, Hanna Maurin Söderholm, Lars Lundberg, Mikael Lebram and Henrik Engström
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:17
  15. In this paper, we report on a series of placements for clinical exercise physiology students in a simulation-based education environment with older, independent adults. The purpose of these placement opportuni...

    Authors: Louise Horstmanshof, Robert G. Lingard, Sonja Coetzee and Louise P. Waddell
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:11
  16. Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) have been used for many years within healthcare programmes as a measure of students’ and clinicians’ clinical performance. OSCEs are a form of simulation and ...

    Authors: Michelle A. Kelly, Marion L. Mitchell, Amanda Henderson, Carol A. Jeffrey, Michele Groves, Duncan D. Nulty, Pauline Glover and Sabina Knight
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:10
  17. Upon graduation, physiotherapists are required to manage clinical caseloads involving deteriorating patients with complex conditions. In particular, emergency on-call physiotherapists are required to provide r...

    Authors: Suzanne Gough, Abebaw Mengistu Yohannes and Janice Murray
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:9
  18. The aim of this paper is to explore how contextualization of a healthcare simulation scenarios impacts immersion, by using a novel objective instrument, the Immersion Score Rating Instrument. This instrument c...

    Authors: Henrik Engström, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara, Per Backlund, Mikael Lebram, Lars Lundberg, Mikael Johannesson, Anders Sterner and Hanna Maurin Söderholm
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:8
  19. The need to evaluate the effectiveness of SPs in improving clinical competence has attracted a heightened interest across the healthcare professions, with some prevailing gaps in their evidence. Using a scopin...

    Authors: Brett Williams and Jane Jee Yeon Song
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:6
  20. Catastrophic haemorrhage from extremity injuries has for a long time been the single most common cause of preventable death in the military environment. The effective use of extremity tourniquets has increased...

    Authors: Katarina Silverplats, Anders Jonsson and Lars Lundberg
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:5
  21. Simulation is widely used in health professional education. The convention that learners are actively involved may limit access to this educational method. The aim of this paper is to review the evidence for l...

    Authors: Stephanie O’Regan, Elizabeth Molloy, Leonie Watterson and Debra Nestel
    Citation: Advances in Simulation 2016 1:4

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