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The ultrasound use of simulators, current view, and perspectives: Requirements and technical aspects (WFUMB state of the art paper)

Dietrich, C., Lucius, C., Nielsen, M. , Burmester, E., Westerway, S., Chu, C., Condous, G., Cui, X-W., Dong, Y., Harrison, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-2795-8190, Koch, J., Kraus, B., Nolsøe, C., Nayahangan, L., Pedersen, M. V., Saftoiu, A., Savitsky, E. & Blaivas, M. (2023). The ultrasound use of simulators, current view, and perspectives: Requirements and technical aspects (WFUMB state of the art paper). Endoscopic Ultrasound, 12(1), pp. 38-49. doi: 10.4103/eus-d-22-00197


Simulation has been shown to improve clinical learning outcomes, speed up the learning process and improve learner confidence, whilst initially taking pressure off busy clinical lists. The World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) state of the art paper on the use of simulators in ultrasound education introduces ultrasound simulation, its advantages and challenges. It describes different simulator types, including low and high-fidelity simulators, the requirements and technical aspects of simulators, followed by the clinical applications of ultrasound simulation. The paper discusses the role of ultrasound simulation in ultrasound clinical training, referencing established literature. Requirements for successful ultrasound simulation acceptance into educational structures are explored. Despite being in its infancy, ultrasound simulation already offers a wide range of training opportunities and likely holds the key to a broader point of care ultrasound education for medical students, practicing doctors, and other health care professionals. Despite the drawbacks of simulation, there are also many advantages, which are expanding rapidly as the technology evolves.

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Publisher Keywords: Simulators, training, ultrasound, Simulators, training, ultrasound
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences
School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
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