In Situ Simulation

  • Jason LangenfeldEmail author
Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)


In situ simulation is unique, in that it is physically integrated into the clinical care environment. This can provide additional realism and more direct application to clinical practice. Additionally, in situ simulation can provide an opportunity to identify and address latent threats and other system issues. In this chapter, we will examine qualities and opportunities unique to in situ simulation and examine the differences from a more traditional simulation lab with dedicated space. While there are significant benefits to in situ simulation, there are distinct cultural and logistical challenges that must be considered, and that may create barriers to its use. An understanding of the benefits and barriers that exist will help create successful implementation strategies for in situ simulation. Specific applications of in situ simulation will be discussed.


In situ simulation Mobile simulation Latent threats 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Emergency MedicineOmahaUSA

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