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Practicalities of the adoption of simulation training in a curriculum

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-11
JournalBritish Journal of Resuscitation
Publication statusPublished - 2006


Over the years, the advancement of technology has enabled the commercialisation of ever more sophisticated and realistic training tools which can play a very important role in the acquisition of cognitive and practical skills. Early simulation developments started with cardiopulmonary resuscitation using the Laerdal Resusci-Ann mannequins (Lind, 1961) and the first full-scale patient simulators in the 1960s (Abrahamson & Wallace 1980). Although valuable a training tool, sophisticated mannequins come at a price that is not affordable by all institutions; however there are often ways of overcoming such obstacles

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