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Lopreiato JO, Downing D, Gammon W, et al; Terminology & Concepts Working Group. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2016. AHRQ Publication No. 16(17)-0043.
Developed by AHRQ in partnership with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, this dictionary represents an effort to standardize language associated with simulation in order to improve communication about and application of the strategy. The terms in the initial collection will be expanded and revised over time.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 15-0021.
Simulation has been advocated as a way to enhance safety in health care, including efforts to augment teamwork training and identify risks. This issue brief discusses the role of simulation as an improvement strategy, particularly for use in preparing health care professionals in treating patients with Ebola and other future viral outbreaks. A recent AHRQ WebM&M case study using simulation found that the use of protective equipment for Ebola was inadequate and that it improved with training
Gallo K, Smith LG, eds. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company; 2015. ISBN: 9780826169068.
Simulation training has been explored as a strategy to enhance decision making, teamwork, and communication skills in health care. This book reviews one health system's experience developing a simulation center that engaged nurses, doctors, and related health professionals in interprofessional education to improve patient safety and includes case studies to illustrate the value of the approach. A past AHRQ WebM&M interview with Dr. David Gaba discussed simulation as an educational approach.
Training of Hospital Staff To Respond to a Mass Casualty Incident. Summary, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment.
Hsu EB, Jenckes MW, Catlett CL, et al. Summary, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 95. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2004. AHRQ Publication Number 04-E015-1.
This report focuses on the effectiveness of hospital disaster drills, computer simulations, and tabletop or similar exercises in training hospital staff to respond to a mass casualty incident (MCI).