We used the SimMan in the Army to practice our combat medical skills on (similar to practicing codes, but also including less severe scenarios). One place I did it at even had simulated mortar sounds, flashing lights, and a simulated field environment to make it more realistic. However, I don't think it was really that great a training tool. I suppose it is better than nothing, but you end up learning how to treat the simulator, not a real patient. You have to listen in specific areas for breath sounds, lines are ridiculously easy to start, there is only so much a simulation can portray. Also, even with the most realistic setting they tried to give us we never really felt the same adrenaline rush and pressure as you do with a real life patient. Maybe that had to do with the fact that it was difficult to fail, and no real consequences if you did.
They did start using a computer based system that gave you scenarios which you had to respond to. I did some of the MD level scenarios, and those seemed pretty good. Again, no real pressure but it did grade you on whether you did the proper things in the proper order within a certain amount of time. Something like that might make remembering the correct steps a little easier, and more second nature.