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Journal Article

How do simulated error experiences impact attitudes related to error prevention?

Breitkreuz KR, Dougal RL, Wright MC. Simul Healthc. 2016;11(5):323-333.

Growing evidence supports the use of simulation training as a powerful tool in medical education. Investigators provided two groups of nursing students with different modalities of teaching on error. One group participated in simulated error experiences while the other watched movies about error; both groups reviewed a standard curriculum on medication errors. The authors found that both groups were more likely than baseline to demonstrate increased caution with regard to medication errors, but limited evidence suggested that the simulation group was more sensitive to the risk of error.