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The Physiologically Difficult Simulation

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prepare for your SIMULATION here

Please use this information to prepare you and your team for your upcoming simulation

Before you start

Before you begin this simulation here are the things you should have completed.

  • Explored the related content in our immersive learning space
  • Listened to the simulation pre-brief
  • Reviewed the case information below
  • Organized your team & assigned roles
The pre-brief

Take a moment to listen to the audio pre-brief for this simulation


case introduction

Prevent peri-intubation arrest..That’s the goal of this simulation. By now you should be familiar with all the concepts, tools, and skills available to you to help you achieve this from your exploration of the related immersive learning space. Now it’s time to put them into action. You can discuss the plan briefly with your team. You can assign roles before you enter the room. Once you’re called in it’s time to get to work.

about simulation

Remember the simulation space is a safe space. Please treat each other and the support staff in the room with respect. This is a LEARNING SPACE and so there are no wrong answers or wrong actions, only learning opportunities.

The simulation space is also just that – a simulation. That means accepting that in order to learn in this simulated environment we must suspend our disbelief and go with it. Here are some tips that can help:

  • Like the real world, nothing happens unless you do it. If you want the patient on the monitor or an IV placed you or someone on your team must complete the task.
  • We have tried to make the mannequin as realistic as possible. If you want a physical finding then complete the action and if it is not apparent you will be given an alternative cue to assist you.
  • All the equipment you need is in the room.
  • Do not do anything that will serious damage the mannequin unless it is clear that the trainer is meant for that task.
after the simulation

After the simulation is complete, a debrief facilitated by our expert faculty will occur.  Please use this time to share and discuss the experience. This is an opportunity to reflect on performance, identify gaps, explore the rationale for certain behaviors, and discuss solutions. A summary of the case, a list of learning objectives and critical actions will also be reviewed and the faculty will also share their insights and clinical pearls of what they might do in a similar situation.

Interative learning design

We designed PAC to be an iterative learning experience. We suggest you use the information from simulation and the debrief to then guide another focused exploration of the immersive learning space on this topic, hitting the concepts and skills that you would like to improve based on your performance. You can visit the complete online learning space here and then return to the physical space for hands on practice and expert coaching.