The current state of medical simulation in interventional cardiology: A clinical document from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention's (SCAI) Simulation Committee

Published

Journal Article

Objectives To assess the current use and application of simulators in interventional cardiology. Background Despite a paucity of data on the efficacy of simulation in medicine, cardiovascular simulation training is now a mandated part of cardiovascular fellowship training. Additionally, simulators have been endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration as a way to teach physicians new and novel procedures. We sought to establish the current use of simulators in cardiovascular medicine. Methods A systematic review was done of available training programs, and currently existing data regarding simulation training. A panel of experts was convened to review this data and provide recommendations as how simulation should be used in the field of interventional cardiology. Results This document provides a comprehensive review of the current state of simulation and how we as a society must formulate well validated studies to more closely examine and explore how this technology can be further studied and validated. Conclusions Simulation will likely take on a larger role in cardiovascular training and maintenance of certification, but at the current time lacks a large body of evidence for its use. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Green, SM; Klein, AJ; Pancholy, S; Rao, SV; Steinberg, D; Lipner, R; Marshall, J; Messenger, JC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 46

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1522-726X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1522-1946

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ccd.25048

Citation Source

  • Scopus