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In situ simulation: an essential tool for safe preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sharara-Chami R, Sabouneh R, Zeineddine R, et al. Simul Healthc. 2020;Epub Sep 11.

Simulation training is used by hospitals to improve patient care. This article describes the use of a preparedness assessment and training intervention featuring in situ simulations followed by debriefing to prepare staff for challenges arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Observations and debriefings identified several latent safety threats related to infection control, leadership, and communication.