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Stress induced by simulation-based training in anesthesiologist residents
© BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
- Published: 1 March 2010
- Public Health
- Significant Relationship
- Emergency Medicine
- Clinical Situation
The use of a high-fidelity simulator can lead to very realistic clinical situations sometimes difficult to manage psychologically. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychological stress induced by simulationbased training and the associated skills in anesthesiologist residents.
A cohort of 27 residents was studied. The psychological stress just before and after the simulation session was quantified by autoevaluation scale (numeric scale 0 to 10) and by salivary amylase sampling . Nontechnical skills were quantified by analysing videotapes and scoring the Anaesthetist NonTechnical Skills .
Psychological stress before the simulation session, but especially after simulation, appears to be high in anesthesiologist residents, and particularly in those who performed a simulation session for the first time. This fact should be considered when organising such simulation-based teaching.