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July 28, 1993

ASC: Anesthesia Simulator Consultant

Author Affiliations

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

JAMA. 1993;270(4):505-506. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03510040109046

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Abstract

Rhythm & Pulse: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Simulator, by Howard A. Schwid and Daniel O'Donnell, version 2.0, one 3.5-inch diskette for any PC, 286 or better recommended, 640 KB RAM, 500 KB hard-disk memory, EGA or VGA graphics, DOS 3.2 or higher; or two 3.5-inch diskettes for Mac Plus or better, 500 KB RAM, 360 KB hard-disk memory, System 6.0 or higher; documentation: 90-pp spiral-bound user's guide; $149, Bellevue, Wash, AneSoft Corp, 1991, 1992 (guidelines based on JAMA 1992; 268).

Anesthesia simulators have long been a dream of many educators in anesthesia. Like the pilot of an aircraft, the anesthesiologist is often faced with rare but life-threatening circumstances, in which only one's skill and expertise stand between the patient and a bad outcome. Pilots fortunately have had flight trainers to practice their art, so that they can have experience dealing with rare events before their skill becomes necessary. With the

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