Faculty Advisor(s)

Erin M. Foley

Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 2020


© 2020 Matthew LeBlanc


Over the past two decades, simulation in medical education has been adopted by health education programs and established as a proven method of education for health care students and providers. Despite the addition of simulation to healthcare education, medical errors are ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States. The purpose of this literature review is to investigate the translation of simulation education into increased patient safety and reduction of medical errors in anesthesia. Overall, the literature reviewed confirms that simulation can be used to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. Additional correlational research between simulation reduction in medical errors and increases in patient safety research is needed.


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