Adults benefit from experiential learning, which is why simulation training has been shown to be an effective method of teaching. Traditional teaching methods are not particularly effective in adult learning, and even less so in team-oriented training exercises. This is because it is important for adults to make sense of what they experience and observe.
The more opportunities healthcare providers have to practice scenarios, the better prepared they will be for difficult cases with real patients. One of the most effective features of simulation is the chance for hands-on practice with human manikin simulators, which not only advances knowledge, skill and attitude, but also protects real patients from unnecessary risks.