This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Symposium on Medical Simulation, ISMS 2004,

held in Cambridge, MA, USA in June 2004. The 32 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected

from 50 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on soft tissue properties and modeling, real-time

deformable models, haptic rendering, anatomical modeling, and applications and development frameworks.

Isms: Cambridge, Mass
Medical Simulation
2004, Springer

Univ. of Rochester, NY. Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on Simulators in Anesthesiology Education,

held May 31-June 2, 1996, in Rochester, New York.Recent research done over the past several years. Modified-outline

format. Halftone illustrations. DNLM: Anesthesiology--education--congresses.

Lindsey C. Henson Andrew C. Lee
Simulators in Anesthesiology Education
1998, Springer

Following up his best-selling Board Stiff TEE & Too manuals for the oral boards in anesthesiology, Dr. Gallagher has

produced a step-by-step how-to guide on conducting an anesthesia simulation.Topics include which equipment to use

as well as suggestions for simulation scenarios that will help train your staff with a theoretical basis for handling even

the most unexpected complications. This simulation guide with video clips helps to close the gaps that may result when

abnormal situations are not recognized quickly enough or the response to them is haphazard and slow. The result is a

highly effective, enjoyable, and affordable tool on this increasingly important way to ensure resources are being

managed effectively. * Concise and complete guide to all the issues relevant to anesthesia simulation * Rich in clinical

scenarios and models * Experiences from state-of-the-art simulation center * Employs latest CPR and other practice

guidelines * A bound-in CD/DVD with simulation videos

Christopher J. Gallagher MD, S. Barry Issenberg MD
Simulation In Anesthesia
2006, Saunders

Simulation facilities are invaluable for training in medicine and clinical education, biomedical engineering and life

sciences. They allow the practice of prevention, containment, treatment, and procedure in a risk-free setting. This

book is a practical guide and reference to the latest technology, operations and opportunities presented by clinical

simulation. It shows how to develop and make efficient use of resources, and provides hands-on information to

those tasked with setting up and delivering simulation facilities for medical, clinical and related purposes, and the

development and delivery of simulation-based education programs.

Christopher J. Gallagher MD, S. Barry Issenberg MD
Simulation In Anesthesia
2006, Saunders

The book begins with a section on the logistics of establishing a simulation and skills centre and the inherent

problems with funding, equipment, staffing and course development, and promotion.Section two deals with

simulators and related training devices that are required to equip a stand-alone or institution-based centre. The

features, strengths, and weaknesses of training devices are presented to help the reader find the appropriate

simulator to fulfil their training requirements. There is a guide to producing scenarios and medical props that

can enhance the training experience. The third section covers adult education and it reviews the steps required

to develop courses that comply with 'best practice' in medical education. Teaching skills, facilitating problem-

based learning groups and debriefing techniques are especially important to multidisciplinary skills centres

that find themselves becoming a centre for medical education. The manual concludes with guides for the major

specialties that use simulation, including military, paediatrics, CPR and medical response teams, obstetrics,

and anesthesia.


Richard H Riley
A Manual of Simulation in Healthcare
2008, Oxford University Press, USA

Volume I is devoted to the fundamentals of these new information technologies and their many applications in

medical education and practice, especially in the area of medical and surgical simulations. Coverage includes:
* Virtual environment technologies
* The future of VR technologies in the twenty-first century
* Perceptualization of biomedical data
* Visualization in teaching anatomy


Metin Akay, Andy Marsh
Information Technologies in Medicine, Volume 1, Medical Simulation and Education
2001, Wiley-IEEE Press

This book addresses all issues relevant to error prevention and safe practice in the acute and emergency health-

care setting. It begins with the basic principles of human behavior and decision making and then partitions into

three sections where the individual, the team, and the organizational influences within the health-care system

are discussed in greater depth. Case reports and proven strategies help to ground psychological theory in daily

practice. This book has emerged from a long-standing cooperation between clinicians and psychologists and

blends the strengths of both professions into a readily accessible text.


Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper
Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High Stakes


2007, Springer

Everything you need to deliver safe patient care or to improve patient safety in your organization. Understanding

Patient Safety is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems

issues in patient safety. Written in a lively and accessible style by one of the world's leaders in the fields of

patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well

as up-to-date tables, graphics, references and tools all designed to introduce the patient safety field to medical,

nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration and other trainees, and to be the go-to book for experienced clinicians

and non-clinicians alike. Features: Concise coverage of the core principles of patient safety. All the key insights

to help you understand and prevent a broad range of errors: including medication errors, surgical errors, diag-

nostic errors, errors at the man-machine interface, and nursing-related errors. A focus on how reporting systems,

teamwork training, simulation, the malpractice system, and information technology can impact patient safety and

quality. A practical overview on how to implement an effective safety program in both hospital and ambulatory

settings. Realistic case studies that illustrate key points and clarify pivotal concepts. A detailed glossary, key

references, and useful tools, websites, tables, and graphics.


Robert Wachter
Understanding Patient Safety (LANGE Clinical Medicine)
2007, McGraw-Hill Professional

Explains the value of simulation for a variety of healthcare disciplines and discusses which types of simulations

are most relevant for each field. Discusses the resources (space, personnel, equipment) needed to establish a

simulation program. Evaluates the specific simulation products that are currently available. Details the "nuts and

bolts" of preparing relevant "patients" and scenarios. Describes applications for assessment, certification, and

re-certification. Presents an overview of future trends in simulation (such as virtual reality simulations) and

discusses issues related to planning for simulation center growth.


Gary E. Loyd, Carol L. Lake, Ruth Greenberg

Practical Health Care Simulations

2004, Hanley & Belfus