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Manikin-Based Simulation Conducted Over Videoconference: Technical Details

Last Updated: April 22, 2020

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Description

Utilizing commonly available videoconferencing equipment, our simulation center staff conducted remote simulation sessions for clerkship students restricted from in-person participation due to COVID-19. This resource provides a detailed overview of the project, specifically the technical requirements and setup. Utilizing our existing simulation infrastructure, in addition to a standalone videoconferencing cart, students were able to participate in manikin-based simulation sessions remotely. Utilizing our simulation staff as avatars, each student is assigned a role during the simulation, and is responsible for the patient interview, review of data and ordering of diagnostics and interventions. 

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Authors

Steve Vance, M.D., Central Michigan University College of Medicine (steve.vance@cmich.edu)
John Jervinsky, B.A., Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Robert Sasso, M.D., Central Michigan University College of Medicine

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