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The Role of Simulation in Anesthesia

  • Robin L. Wootten
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    Corresponding author. Clinical Support and Education Building, Five Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA.
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    Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, Clinical Support and Education Building, Five Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA

    The Standardized Patient Program, The University of Missouri School of Medicine, Clinical Support and Education Building, Five Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
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  • Gregory Sorensen
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    Pediatric Specialty Care, Swedish Medical Center, 747 Broadway, Nordstrom Tower, Suite 650, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
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  • Tasha Burwinkle
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    Gossman Center for Pediatric and Perinatal Simulation, Swedish Medical Center, 747 Broadway, Nordstrom Tower, Suite 650, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
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      For decades, simulation has been used as a training tool to evaluate the performance of airline pilots, astronauts, nuclear engineers, and military personnel. Simulation in medicine was first introduced in the 1960s, although increased attention to medical simulation did not emerge until the 1980s when advances in technology allowed for increased feasibility in producing high-fidelity simulators [
      • Bradley P.
      The history of simulation in medical education and possible future directions.
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