QCCAIn-situ simulation: potentials and pitfalls
Simulation has now been acknowledged as an important part of medical training. Academic Hospitals usually have a dedicated simulation lab where students go for their simulation sessions during their training. One of the drawbacks of simulations in these settings has been that learning is contextual and behaviors learned in a sim lab my not transfer to clinical situations. In-situ simulation has been advocated as a way to circumvent this drawback. However, in-situ sessions are associated with their own sets of issues. WE have been conducting in-situ simulations for the past 5 years in our department of Anesthesiology.
This lab would be useful for educators looking for novel methods of learning and teaching.
After attending this activity the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the process of conducting an in-situ simulation
- Enumerate the potential barriers to the process
- Have skills and tips to deal with barriers
Viji Kurup MBBS, MD is Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Yale. Viji completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Yale and continued there with a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. She has been faculty in the department since 2005 where she has developed a career as a medical educator. She is currently Director of Departmental Education and the Course director for the Anesthesia Resident Simulations.
Viji's research interests include integration of technology in teaching and patient care, global health, social media integration in resident education and looking at educational outcomes using these tools. She has established the Yale Anesthesia Media Lab in the department of Anesthesiology at Yale, devoted to creating multimedia learning objects (http://medicine.yale.edu/anesthesiology/media/index.aspx). She enjoys teaching and has been awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership for the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine in 2008 and 2012. She is an active member of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) (Outreach and Developing world).
She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters related to teaching the millennial generation and using technology in resident education. She is also active in the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists and is currently the President of the Association.