Trauma assessment training with a patient simulator: a prospective, randomized study.

@article{Lee2003TraumaAT,
  title={Trauma assessment training with a patient simulator: a prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Seong Kyu Lee and Manuel Pardo and David Gaba and Yasser A. Sowb and Rochelle Dicker and Erica M Straus and Linda Khaw and Diane Morabito and Thomas M. Krummel and M. Margaret Knudson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={651-7}
}
BACKGROUND Patient simulators are computer-controlled mannequins that may increase realism during trauma training by providing real-time changes in vital signs and physical findings during trauma scenarios. We hypothesized that trauma assessment training on a patient simulator would be as effective as training with a more traditional moulage patient/actor. METHODS This study was conducted during a surgery intern orientation at two academic trauma centers. Interns (n = 60) attended a basic… CONTINUE READING

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