oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The world we live in - how should simulation be part of continuing professional education? : SASA refresher text
At present, continuing professional development (also known as continuing medical education or CME) is expressed as "hours of training attended" and not as knowledge and / or skills attained. This is an insufficient and unsatisfactory method of ensuring that clinicians remain up to date with knowledge, skills and attitudes. There are several initiatives afoot to actually measure and evaluate clinicians to ensure they are able to perform their duties, albeit in a simulated environment. I believe an hour spent on active learning with simulation provides better professional development than a passive learning hour listening to a lecture.
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