Medical simulation in respiratory and critical care medicine

Lung. 2010 Dec;188(6):445-57. doi: 10.1007/s00408-010-9260-5. Epub 2010 Sep 24.


Simulation-based medical education has gained tremendous popularity over the past two decades. Driven by the patient safety movement, changes in the educational opportunities available to trainees and the rapidly evolving capabilities of computer technology, simulation-based medical education is now being used across the continuum of medical education. This review provides the reader with a perspective on simulation specific to respiratory and critical care medicine, including an overview of historical and modern simulation modalities and the current evidence supporting their use.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer Simulation*
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction*
  • Critical Care*
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical*
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Medicine / education*
  • Teaching / methods*