Simulation enhances resident confidence in critical care and procedural skills

James M. Cooke*, Janet Larsen, Stanley J. Hamstra, Pamela B. Andreatta

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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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalFamily Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


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