Over the past two decades the use of simulation to educate and train healthcare providers has progressed rapidly in terms of both the technology and the educational techniques used.
However, there has been a lack of education and training in how simulation equipment and techniques can be used to educate healthcare practitioners or integrated into existing curricula.
Medicine has changed and healthcare simulation is the modern day methodology for training healthcare professionals through the use of advanced educational technology, deliberate practice and feedback.
Simply put, healthcare simulation is the experiential learning every healthcare professional needs, but cannot always engage in during real-life patient care.
Simulation based learning and training is a safe learning environment where we can learn from mistakes and improve performance through deliberate practice and through distance learning.
Healthcare simulation encompasses medical simulation, simulation in healthcare, patient simulation, nursing simulation, surgical simulation, teambased training, crew resource management, task training to mastery and clinical simulation.