Healthcare Simulation Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice

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Debra Nestel, Michelle Kelly, Brian Jolly, Marcus Watson
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 14, 2017 - Medical - 248 pages

Written by a leading team from the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), Simulation Australasia, Healthcare Simulation Education is a new resource for a rapidly expanding professional healthcare simulation community. Designed as a core reference for educators who use simulation as an educational method, it outlines theory, evidence and research relevant to healthcare simulation. Containing examples of innovations from around the world, the book offers opportunities to make clear connections between the underlying rationale for the use of simulation, and what this looks like in practice.

Healthcare Simulation Education:

  • Helps readers gain a systematic understanding of theory and application of simulation
  • Facilitates access to high quality resources to support healthcare simulation education and research
  • Edited by a leading team from the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), the leading body for healthcare simulation in Australia
  • Contains information on educational theory, the elements of simulation practice and contemporary issues in simulation

An important text in healthcare literature and practice, Healthcare Simulation Education provides a unique cross-disciplinary overview of an innovative subject area, and is ideal for medical, nursing and allied health educators, policy makers and researchers.


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Teamwork and healthcare simulation
Contemporary issues in healthcare
healthcare simulation
Historical practices in healthcare simulation
Chattanooga Medical College circa 1903
Virtual environments and interactive virtual
Taking simulation beyond education
Ethics of healthcare simulation
Designing simulationbased learning
Facilitating healthcare simulations
Strategies for managing adverse events

Exploring realism in healthcare simulations
to promote learning
Applying a framework to healthcare
Simulated participant methodologies
Narrative dramaturgy and sense making
Conclusion and future work
Debriefing The state of the art and science
Simulation of home births Developing safe
Optimizing learning in simulationbased
Conversations about organ and tissue
Transport of the critically ill patient
Incorporating simulation in a medical city
Operationalizing a new emergency

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About the author (2017)

Professor Debra Nestel, Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, School of Rural Health, Monash University, Australia (Chair, Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH)).

Ms Michelle Kelly (Chair Elect, ASSH), Director of Simulation and Technologies at the Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Professor Brian Jolly (Immediate Past Chair, ASSH), Professor of Medical Education, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Associate Professor Marcus Watson (Past Chair, ASSH), Executive Director of the Clinical Skills Development Service and Associate Professor of Medical Education, School of Medicine and Honorary Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia.

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