This article traces the history of anesthesiology's role in simulation from Resusci Anne and Sim One to the use of simulation today for introducing new products and techniques to otherwise fully trained, practicing physicians. The article also describes the latest efforts of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to promote simulation-based instruction. The article focuses in particular on the activities of the ASA Committee on Simulation Education. Many predict that simulation-based teaching will generate the next revolution in health care education. The ASA is hoping to capitalize on anesthesiology's long involvement and leadership in simulation-based health care education to help bring about this revolution.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine