Background: The goal of this study was to determine if clinical simulation improved resident confidence in performing critical care skills, neonatal resuscitation, and colonoscopy. Methods: Residents participated in clinical simulations utilizing high-fidelity medical simulators in a realistic environment. We compared resident responses on pre- and post-experience surveys. Results: Residents reported satisfaction with quality of demonstrations and opportunity for hands-on learning and practice. Residents felt more confident in their ability to apply these skills independently and in the applied context. Conclusions: Simulation is a well-accepted teaching method for critical care and procedural skills and improves resident confidence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2008|