Simulation-based morbidity and mortality conference: New technologies augmenting traditional case-based presentations

John Vozenilek, Ernest Wang, Morris Kharasch, Britney Anderson, Amit Kalaria

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The authors describe the use of a high-fidelity simulation laboratory to re-create a patient encounter for the purposes of enhancing a morbidity and mortality conference. The use of two separate technologies were enlisted: a METI high-fidelity patient simulator to re-create the case in a more lifelike fashion, and an audience response system to collect clinical impressions throughout the case presentation and survey data at the end of the presentation. The re-creation of the patient encounter with all relevant physical findings displayed in high fidelity, with relevant laboratory data, nursing notes, and imaging as it occurred in the actual case, provides a more engaging format for the resident-learner. This technological enhancement was deployed at a morbidity and mortality conference, and the authors report the impressions collected via the audience response system. Guidelines for those who wish to re-create this type of educational experience are presented in the discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • High-fidelity simulation
  • Morbidity and mortality conference
  • Resident education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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