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simulator

any device or system that simulates specific conditions or the characteristics of a real process or machine for the purposes of research or operator training

simulator

[′sim·yə‚lād·ər]
(computer science)
A routine which is executed by one computer but which imitates the operations of another computer.
(engineering)
A computer or other piece of equipment that simulates a desired system or condition and shows the effects of various applied changes, such as a flight simulator.

simulator

A term used normally for aircraft simulators. However, simulators are dynamic devices that attempt to reproduce the behavior of another dynamic device to the maximum extent but in static conditions. An aircraft simulator is an enclosed housing that duplicates the controls, feel, displays, and performance of the actual aircraft. There are also maintenance simulators to train maintenance personnel and air combat simulators to train pilots in air combat. The simplest form of simulator is a desktop. This form and those based on personal computers are becoming more common.

simulator

(1) Software that enables the execution of an application written for a different computer environment. See emulator.

(2) Software that models the interactions of business processes to determine the most advantageous marketing approach.

(3) Software that models the behavior of an electronic device or circuit. For example, a smartphone simulator operates in the computer as if it were an actual hardware device.

(4) Hardware and software that models the behavior of real-world objects. See flight simulator.
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Phase 1 has abandoned the use of high tech human patient simulators in favor of more basic models.
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The human patient simulator (HPS), increasingly used in schools of nursing, provides opportunities to interact in a critical clinical environment that are realistic and encourage the development of good clinical judgment and critical thinking skills.
Assessment of a low-fidelity human patient simulator for the acquisition of nursing skills.
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One university and two community college programs noted that they had received funding for their research from the National League for Nursing through the NLN/METI Use of the Human Patient Simulator Research Grant Initiative.
METI), presented four teams with NLN/METI Use of the Human Patient Simulator Grants at the NLN Education Summit 2002.
Not only does Tom work with nursing students and students in most of the health science programs--EMS, dental hygiene, and medical assisting, for example--he also work with practicing professionals in the community Tom is responsible for integration of the human patient simulator (HPS) and Pedia-Sim (the pediatric version representing a school-age child) into every course in the nursing program, a project that began three years ago and is now nearly complete.
This article is an overview of the capabilities of the human patient simulator and how the technology can be used for competency-based instruction and critical incident nursing management in undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula.
com)-- Operative Experience (OEI), a leading developer of high-fidelity human patient simulators, today announced that it has been awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) of $1 Million.
Human patient simulators were adopted for use in nursing education around the mid-1990s (Nehring & Lashley, 2004).

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