The role of simulation-based education in cardiology

Learning objectives

  • To develop an understanding of the potential use of simulation in healthcare.

  • To understand the importance of identifying a trainee’s or learner’s needs before developing simulation-based training.

  • To develop an understanding of the minimal standards for delivering high-quality simulation as set out by the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare.

  • Introduction

    Simulation-based education (SBE) is a ‘technique and not a technology’ which aims to ‘replace or amplify real-life experiences with guided experience that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive environment’.1 Many simulations within healthcare can achieve a high degree of fidelity in which participants behave and act in a manner in which they would in a real-life scenario.1

    Despite the paucity of evidence underpinning the traditional apprenticeship model for training,1 most reviews discussing the potential of SBE…


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