Simulation Task Force Forms, AARC Gets Involved
May 5, 2009
A Simulation Alliance Task Force has formed and AARC will be represented through its delegate to the group, Rob Chatburn.
The Simulation Task Force is hoping to:
The AARC hopes that through its participation we can be a catalyst for creating and using simulations in medicine, allied health, and community safety programs.
Chatburn, RRT-NPS, FAARC, research manager at the Cleveland Clinic and an associate editor of Respiratory Care journal, sees several areas of opportunity for our profession in the simulation world. Among other things those could be:
Chatburn said that it’s good for the profession to be looking at ways of using simulations in education. “Simulations are a much less expensive means of acquiring basic skills than purchasing actual equipment, especially looking at mechanical ventilation.
“With simulators the whole range of patient-device interactions can be experienced without the time or risk associated with actual use.”