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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event16th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 15 Jun 201017 Jun 2010


Conference16th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine


The Competency Based Basic Level Specialty Pain Training for Years 1&2 Anaesthetic trainees(1) clearly states the competencies to be achieved prior to career progression. It is often difficult to satisfactorily complete all the requirements within the first 2 years of training. Accurate carer knowledge about pain assessment is crucial to effective pain management(2) and misunderstandings in the terminology related to substance abuse, tolerance, addiction and physical dependence may lead to inappropriate pain management(3).
Integrating simulation into an acute pain management course.
Simulation design elements - Situating the simulation in the course
Setting up the simulation Student preparation
Debriefing Evaluation Future needs
The European Working Time Directive is impacting on junior medical trainees acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes . A well formulated training curriculum making use of simulation can complement the workplace experience to meet the required training objectives.
Using simulation as an aid to experiential learning and a learner-centric educational method integrating the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains in a non-threatening and safe environment will allow trainees to achieve competencies and improve patient management in the acute pain area of health care

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