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A structured literature review on the use of high fidelity patient simulators for teaching in emergency medicine
  1. J McFetrich
  1. Northumbria Healthcare Trust, Stocksfield, Northumberland, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr J McFetrich
 97 New Ridley Road, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7EH, UK; jamesmcf{at}


High fidelity simulators are commonly used educational tools, mainly in anaesthesia. This literature review examines the use of simulators for teaching in emergency medicine and covers some of their advantages and disadvantages, and evidence for their use.

  • ACRM, Anaesthetic Crisis Resource Management
  • EM, emergency medicine
  • EMCRM, Emergency Medicine Crisis Resource Management
  • simulation
  • education emergency
  • medicine

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  • Competing interests: the author is organiser of a nurse education course using a Laerdal SimMan.

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