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ECMO simulation and beyond

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Original languageEnglish
Article number59
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)1-3
JournalQatar Medical Journal
Journal publication date14 Feb 2017
Volume2017
Issue1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017

Abstract

The last couple of decades has brought a lot of changes in thoughts and technology in the domain of simulation-based healthcare education, ranging from emergency preparedness using screen-based technology to the practice of precise surgical procedures with computerised simulators with haptic and performance feedback. There is a perpetually evolving educational and technological simulation continuum available to educators and clinicians promoting the practical and cognitive aspects of healthcare delivery. It is becoming an increasingly competitive market area from an industry perspective as more and more governments invest on technology to support educational initiatives and programmes in order to increase patient safety and standards of care. Although industry strives to develop more advanced and realistic simulators, it is increasingly argued that it is not necessarily linked to better learning outcomes. For an effective use of simulation as an educational approach, a key aspect is to focus on selecting the approach that best addresses the intended learning objectives.

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© 2017 Alinier, licensee HBKU Press. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Alinier G., 'ECMO simulation and beyond', Qatar Medical Journal, 4th Annual ELSO-SWAC Conference Proceedings 2017:59 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/qmj.2017.swacelso.59

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