Crisis Resource Management – from Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
“CRM and SBT… just another set of acronyms in the world of medical education? Don’t we already have enough??
Not quite! Rather, Crisis Resource Management (CRM) is a complementary approach to Simulation Based Training (SBT). It can enhance current ongoing medical simulations or provide foundation for a vigorous curriculum when launching new simulation programs.
WHAT IS IT?
Crisis Resource Management is the ability to translate medical knowledge to real world actions, in the setting of an emergency.
Rather than a separate entity from medical simulation, CRM principles can be looked at as a way to focus and shape medical simulation curriculum and especially the objectives of each case to focus upon development of critical skill-sets that contribute to optimal team function and success during crisis.”
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