The important role of simulation in sedation

James Fehr, Jerry Y. Chao, Calvin Kuan, John Zhong

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Purpose of review: This article reviews the development of simulation-based training strategies to educate sedation providers.

Recent findings: Medical simulation has been utilized to train and evaluate providers in numerous domains related to sedation. Sedation providers come to the patient with a wide range of clinical training and experience and simulation can serve as a platform for achieving a baseline skill level and for periodic retraining. Although widely accepted by participants in simulation training, data demonstrating simulation's efficacy in improving sedation-related clinical outcomes are lacking.

Summary: Simulation provides an opportunity for sedation providers to develop deliberative practice, to consider rare or challenging clinical conditions, and to benefit from directed feedback, in a manner that does not put patients in harm's way.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Opinion in Anaesthesiology
StatePublished - Mar 29 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education


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