Simulation-based morbidity and mortality conference: new technologies augmenting traditional case-based presentations.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors describe the use of a high-fidelity simulation laboratory to re-create a patient encounter for the purposes of enhancing a morbidity and mortality conference. The use of two separate technologies were enlisted: a METI high-fidelity patient simulator to re-create the case in a more lifelike fashion, and an audience response system to collect clinical impressions throughout the case presentation and survey data at the end of the presentation. The re-creation of the patient encounter with all relevant physical findings displayed in high fidelity, with relevant laboratory data, nursing notes, and imaging as it occurred in the actual case, provides a more engaging format for the resident-learner. This technological enhancement was deployed at a morbidity and mortality conference, and the authors report the impressions collected via the audience response system. Guidelines for those who wish to re-create this type of educational experience are presented in the discussion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vozenilek, J; Wang, E; Kharasch, M; Anderson, B; Kalaria, A

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 48 - 53

PubMed ID

  • 16365338

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1553-2712

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1197/j.aem.2005.08.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States