Simulation in teaching regional anesthesia: current perspectives.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The emerging subspecialty of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine represents an opportunity to evaluate critically the current methods of teaching regional anesthesia techniques and the practice of acute pain medicine. To date, there have been a wide variety of simulation applications in this field, and efficacy has largely been assumed. However, a thorough review of the literature reveals that effective teaching strategies, including simulation, in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine are not established completely yet. Future research should be directed toward comparative-effectiveness of simulation versus other accepted teaching methods, exploring the combination of procedural training with realistic clinical scenarios, and the application of simulation-based teaching curricula to a wider range of learner, from the student to the practicing physician.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Udani, AD; Kim, TE; Howard, SK; Mariano, ER

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 /

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 43

PubMed ID

  • 26316812

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4540124

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1178-7112

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2147/LRA.S68223


  • eng

Conference Location

  • New Zealand