Safety Considerations for In Situ Simulation in Closed SARS-CoV-2 Units

Farrukh N. Jafri, Sharan Shah, Christina J. Yang, Andrew Restivo, Maninder Singh, Andrew Yoon, Sadia T. Ahmed

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Statement The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic placed a tremendous strain on the healthcare system, which led to the deployment of new personnel into acute care settings, early graduation of medical students, and development of new treatment spaces. Education teams at the Montefiore Health System and New York Health and Hospitals/Jacobi Medical Center found simulation, both laboratory-based and in situ, critical to the training of medical staff and investigation of latent safety threats. Through our experience, we encountered unique infection control concerns based on in situ sessions, which prompted us to redesign our programs for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2. Using this experience, we outline our rationale for the use of in situ simulation for newly developed SARS-CoV-2 spaces along with recommendations on safety checks to consider before starting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2022


  • In situ simulation
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • debriefing
  • infection control
  • latent safety threats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Modeling and Simulation


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