Simulation Scenarios

AORN has developed scenarios of high-priority topics with the goal of promoting and facilitating clinical learning through multidisciplinary simulation.

Each scenario includes: 

  • Overview of the situation involved
  • Learning objectives for the simulation
  • Information for participant preparation and set-up
  • A sequence of simulated events with skills checklist
  • Algorithm of actions to be taken during the event
  • Debriefing questions and actions
  • Additional resources specific to each scenario (pictures, test answers, etc)

Simulation Scenarios: 

  • Active Shooter within the Perioperative Environment
  • Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactic Shock
  • Blood Reaction Management
  • Difficult Airway
  • Difficult Airway: Pediatric Patient
  • Fire in the Operating Room
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hospital Transfer/Admission
  • Intraoperative Blood Transfusion Reaction
  • Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST)
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Retained Surgical Item (RSI) Retrieval
  • Venous Air Embolism
  • VT/VF Cardiac Arrest with Patient in Prone Position
  • Create Your Own Simulation Scenario

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