Integration of simulation-based teaching in anaesthesiology curriculum

Aparna Pande, Thilaka Muthiah, Rashmi Ramachandran, Balachandran Sundaraperumal, Manpreet Kaur

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Simulation refers to the replication of various elements of a real-world situation to achieve pre-specified objectives by enabling experiential learning. As the global burden of preventable medical errors remains high, simulation-based teaching may be used to standardise medical training and improve patient safety. With the same intent, the National Medical Commission has adopted simulation as part of the Competency Based Medical Education approach. Simulation-based training creates immersive and experiential learning, which keeps the new generation of learners actively involved in the learning process. Simulation is widely used to impart technical and non-technical skills for postgraduate trainees in anaesthesiology, but it is still not integrated as a structured part of the curriculum. This article aims to identify technical and non-technical skills that can be taught using simulation and suggests opportunities for using the existing infrastructure and resources to integrate simulation as part of the anaesthesiology training curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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