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Top 10 (+1) tips to get started with in situ simulation in emergency and critical care departments
  1. Jesse Spurr1,
  2. Jonathan Gatward2,
  3. Nikita Joshi3,
  4. Simon D Carley4
  1. 1Clinical Nurse Consultant ICU, Caboolture & Redcliffe Hospitals, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2Intensive Care Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
  4. 4Centre for Evidence Based Emergency Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Simon D Carley, Centre for Evidence Based Emergency Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, c/o Emergency Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL UK; Simon.carley{at}


Simulation is increasingly valued as a teaching and learning tool in emergency medicine. Bringing simulation into the workplace to train in situ offers a unique and effective training opportunity for the emergency department (ED) multiprofessional workforce. Integrating simulation in a busy department is difficult but can be done. In this article, we outline 10 tips to help make it happen.

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  • education, methods
  • training
  • resuscitation

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