This is a proceeding from a workshop session of the 2008 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference, “The Science of Simulation in Healthcare: Defining and Developing Clinical Expertise,” Washington, DC, May 28, 2008.
The Use of Simulation in the Development of Individual Cognitive Expertise in Emergency Medicine
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2008
© 2008 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Academic Emergency Medicine
Special Issue: Proceedings of The 2008 AEM Consensus Conference: The Science of Simulation in Healthcare: Defining and Developing Clinical Expertise Guest Editors:Amy Kaji, MD, PhD David C. Cone, MD
Volume 15, Issue 11, pages 1037–1045, November 2008
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Bond, W., Kuhn, G., Binstadt, E., Quirk, M., Wu, T., Tews, M., Dev, P. and Ericsson, K. A. (2008), The Use of Simulation in the Development of Individual Cognitive Expertise in Emergency Medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine, 15: 1037–1045. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2008.00229.x
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 10 SEP 2008
- Received July 7, 2008; revision received July 9, 2008; accepted July 9, 2008.
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This consensus group from the 2008 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference, “The Science of Simulation in Healthcare: Defining and Developing Clinical Expertise,” held in Washington, DC, May 28, 2008, focused on the use of simulation for the development of individual expertise in emergency medicine (EM). Methodologically sound qualitative and quantitative research will be needed to illuminate, refine, and test hypotheses in this area. The discussion focused around six primary topics: the use of simulation to study the behavior of experts, improving the overall competence of clinicians in the shortest time possible, optimizing teaching strategies within the simulation environment, using simulation to diagnose and remediate performance problems, and transferring learning to the real-world environment. Continued collaboration between academic communities that include medicine, cognitive psychology, and education will be required to answer these questions.