Effectiveness of Simulation Training

We are interested in the effectiveness of simulation trainings.

In a current study, we investigated whether and to which extent technical (e.g. intubation) and non-technical (e.g. treatment of a difficult airway in a team) skills can be trained using simulation. Anaesthesia teams participated either in purely technical training or trainings combining technical and non-technical components, and participated in various airway scenarios. Results showed that purely technical training is not sufficient to improve performance in difficult intubations. Training purely technical skills does not automatically lead to improved team performance, as often erroneously assumed in clinical routine.

Further research is currently underway investigating the efficacy of simulation trainings.

Efficacy of simulation training projects:

​Title ​Staff ​Grant ​Status
Combined technical and non-technical skills training for managing unanticipated difficult intubations
​Principle Investigator: Prof Dr. Gudela Grote (ETH Zurich), Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Donat R. Spahn; Employees: Dr. Bastian Grande, Dr. Michaela Kolbe, Mona Weiss, Carl Schick.​SNF
[Grant Nr. 100014-138545]

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