Simulation at Stanford Anesthesia
Stanford has a long history of innovation in Healthcare Simulation.
We believe that practicing leadership and teamwork during simulation and debriefing can make a real difference in patient care.
Our simulation courses can range from procedural skills training, to mannequin-based scenarios for anesthesiologists, all the way to interprofessional team sessions in situ.
Crisis Resource Management
The principles of Crisis Resource Management (CRM) can affect care as much as medical knowledge. Dr. David Gaba & Dr. Steve Howard adapted CRM principles from aviation to simulation-based training in anesthesia in 1990. Their book “Crisis Management in Anesthesiology” is the foundation of simulation courses emphasizing CRM key points, medical and technical knowledge, and systems issue probing.
Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center
Simulation courses are taught in situ and in our state of the art facility within the Li KaShing Center (LKSC) for Learning and Knowledge. This state of the art facility, with 28,000 square feet dedicated to the Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning (CISL) was opened by the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2010. Realistic simulation courses educate Stanford residents, fellows, faculty, staff, and medical students.
The Stanford Emergency Manual has been iteratively designed and tested by simulation faculty, the Stanford AIM lab, and a NASA-AMES cognitive aid designer. It has been implemented at leading institutions globally and downloaded by >500,000 clinicians. This cognitive aid collection is intended for use during crises, after for team debriefing, as well as before for anticipation and planning, teaching, or self-review.
To download the latest cost-free version, available in multiple languages, visit:
Stanford Anesthesia Simulation Faculty
For more information on simulation at Stanford see http://cisl.stanford.edu and follow Stanford Anesthesia on Instagram @stanfordanesthesia.
For any specific questions, please contact any of the listed course directors.