Abrahamson, S.D., Canzian, S., and Brunet, F. (2006). Using Simulation for Training and to Change Protocol During the Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Critical Care. 10(1): R3.
The authors trained 275 health care workers in two weeks on how to don personal protective equipment and perform resuscitation procedures for a patient in cardiac arrest using a high-fidelity simulator. Lessons learned from this initiative have implications for health care worker training, as well as care of patients with infectious respiratory diseases.