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The Time Is Now: A Blueprint for Simulation in Dietetics Education

Published:January 27, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2014.12.001
      Clinical simulation models are increasingly used as tools for facilitating the education and training of health care professionals.
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      • King J.M.
      Comparison of communication outcomes in traditional versus simulation strategies in nursing and medical students.
      • Levett-Jones T.
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      A systematic review of the effectiveness of simulation debriefing in health professional education.
      Levett-Jones and Lapkin
      • Levett-Jones T.
      • Lapkin S.
      A systematic review of the effectiveness of simulation debriefing in health professional education.
      defined simulation as “a technique used to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences that evoke or replace substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive manner.” Gaba
      • Gaba D.M.
      The future vision of simulation in health care.
      stated that simulation, although sometimes delivered through technologic means, is not a technology. Rather, simulation is an instructional technique or methodology for imitating the real world by providing guided, participative experiences to students outside real-world settings.
      • Gaba D.M.
      The future vision of simulation in health care.
      The increased complexity of the health care industry, higher patient acuity levels, severe financial penalties for provider errors, and reduction in the availability of clinical placements for students have been cited as reasons for the increasing amount of research focused on simulation in health care education.
      • Reising D.L.
      • Carr D.E.
      • Shea R.A.
      • King J.M.
      Comparison of communication outcomes in traditional versus simulation strategies in nursing and medical students.

      Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Hospital-acquired conditions (present on admission indicator). http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/HospitalAcqCond/index.html. Accessed June 30, 2013.

      Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Education Committee. Update for 2012 NDEP Area Meetings. [Powerpoint presentation]. http://www.indiana.edu/∼nutrvmg/DEP2012.html.

      • White J.H.
      • Beto J.A.
      Strategies for addressing the internship shortage and lack of ethnic diversity in dietetics.
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