Implementation of a novel synchronous multi-site all day high-fidelity simulation

Research paper by Paul Abraham, Franck Verdonk, Clement Buleon, Antoine Tesniere, Marc Lilot

Indexed on: 13 Feb '18Published on: 13 Feb '18Published in: Advances in Simulation


Integration of simulation in educational curricula for anesthesia and intensive care residents is a hot topic. There is a great interest for simulation centers to share their experiences through multi-site synchronous simulation sessions. The present study results from an experience conducted at three sites in France (Paris, Lyon, and Caen), which involved 16 instructors and 25 residents facing the same scenario across 1 day. Synchronous simulations were performed at each site with local and shared debriefing via teleconference. This innovative approach to simulation was found to be feasible, although certain difficulties were encountered with connectivity.