Using High Fidelity Patient Simulation to Evaluate Clinical Research Trial Design

The Simulation Center, in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesiology, the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), and the Global Perioperative Research Organization (GPRO), has published an article describing the use of high fidelity patient simulation to evaluate clinical trial design in Contemporary Clinical Trials.

DURHAM, N.C. – Computer-controlled simulated patients can improve the design of clinical trials before any real patients are even enrolled, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found. Their new finding follows an earlier Duke study that such simulated patients can improve the performance of clinical trial coordinators. Such patient simulators are basically lifelike computer-controlled mannequins that can mimic the physiological responses of living patients to procedures. MORE