DeYoung (2015) suggests that simulation exercises are categorized by their degree of fidelity, or how accurately the simulation mimics the real world. A simulation that has a low fidelity might include one that teaches laboratory skills, such as administration of an enema on a model. An intermediate fidelity might include a mannequin with heart sounds. A high-fidelity simulation might include a computerized mannequin that provides virtual physiological reactions.

For this discussion, you will design an intermediate- or high-fidelity simulation of a simple procedure or short-case scenario of your choice that includes decision-making and critical thinking skills. Be sure to include the following elements in your discussion:

A simulation plan that includes the objectives, complexity, cues needed, and debriefing.
A description of what you believe is the educator’s role.
Evidence-based research from two resources not required for this course to support your choice of simulation.

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