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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and training devices

Sheena M Ferguson and Anthony R Lewis

in Manual of Simulation in Healthcare

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2015 | ISBN: 9780198717621
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191787102 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198717621.003.0022
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and training devices

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The availability of passive and low-fidelity tools for a simulation lab is extensive and varied. Factors which influence selection include course frequency, course size (number of manikins needed), durability, cost, portability, and level of functionality. Rotating learners through several stations to practice on different manikins and devices helps to stretch the learning and practice of effective interventions. It is important to select the correct tool for the learning objective. The use of tablet-based devices for simulation has undergone a rapid increase in recent years. The inherent safety of these devices along with flexibility and adaptability make them ideal for teaching purposes. Simulation of cardiopulmonary bypass is challenging and Orpheus is a dedicated simulation solution.

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Subjects: Professional Development in Medicine ; Medical Skills

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