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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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Effects of using human patient simulator versus a CD-ROM on learning the management of patients exposed to chemical agents.
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The degree of realism present in the programmable patient simulator or in the simulation is referred to as fidelity.
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During their first week they had a session with the Human Patient Simulator (HPS), a high-fidelity, full-scale simulator (Meti Inc, FL, USA).
Based at the university's clinical simulation suite, the iStan will be used alongside the university's current human patient simulator, which was last year used to help health professionals from around the UK react to an hypothetical terrorist attack involving smallpox, as part of Glamorgan's Masters in Disaster Healthcare.
Eddey, Matheny's assistant medical director who also serves as clinical associate professor of pediatrics at UMDNJ, the medical students experience one-on-one contact with patient simulators who have been chosen by Matheny's administrators and given special training by Ms.
One study compared the success rate of endotracheal intubation among paramedic students trained on a human patient simulator group or on human subjects in the operating room.
The donated funds will cover the costs of three iStan Patient Simulator units and all necessary related software, equipment and training needs, purchased from METI Learning.
Associate degree nursing students' perceptions of learning using a high-fidelity patient simulator.
As real as it can get, it's an innovation even by existing patient simulator standards.

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