Table 1

 A summary of simulation based training in high risk industries

Simulation typeTeamwork competenciesPrimary strengthsPrimary weaknesses
Case studies/role playsKnowledge, attitudesLow cost, positive trainee reactionsFew opportunities for skills practice
Part task trainersKnowledge, skillsLow cost, distraction free environmentNo opportunity for dual task practice
Full mission simulationsKnowledge, skillsCan simulate rare (but critical) tasks in a safe environmentHigh cost, currently limited to a few medical specialties