creating a safe practice environment for clinical skills acquisition
Supported by Literature
Boosts Staff Confidence
Provides Safe Environment to Make Mistakes
Contributes to Culture of Safety
Improves Patient Outcomes
Can be Repeated Again and Again with Little to No Additional Cost.
eLearning or Virtual Simulation Benefits in Healthcare
"Simulator-trained residents performed better
than nonsimulator-trained residents at
patient-based colonoscopy" (McIntosh, Gregor &
Khanna, 2014, p. 206).
"The implementation of a preparatory program
prior to the lab experience improved student
readiness for the lab experience" (Donovan,
Argenbright, Mullen, & Humbert, 2018, p.126).
"We considered that each failed medical approach
in simulation training is equal to the death
of a patient in real life" (Karakuş, Duran, Yavuz,
Altintop, & Calişkan, 2014, p. 4 of 5).
"Both communication and professional behavior
skills showed significant improvement..."
(Aebersold & Tschannen, 2013).
Read all About it
Aebersold, M. & Tschannen, D. (2013, May 31). Simulation in nursing practice: the impact on patient care. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(2). doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol18No02Man06
Donovan, L., Argenbright, C., Mullen, L., & Humbert, J. (2018). Computer-based simulation: Effective tool or hindrance for undergraduate nursing students? Nurse Education Today, 69, 122-127. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.07.007
Karakuş, A., Duran, L., Yavuz, Y., Altintop, L., & Calişkan, F. (2014). Computer-based simulation training in emergency medicine designed in the light of malpractice cases. BMC Medical Education, 14, 155. doi:10.1186/1472-6920-14-155
McIntosh, K., Gregor, J., & Khanna, N. (2014). Computer-based virtual reality colonoscopy simulation improves patient-based colonoscopy performance. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 28(4), 203-6. Retrieved from https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cjgh/
Used in other industries...
to support team safety, improved outcomes and increased
production. Here are a few examples.
Virtual Flight Simulators
Virtual Simulation in the Military
Agriculture & Livestock Management
Sevety-six. The number of hours a pilot in training spends on average in a simulated training environment prior to flying a plane (Hibbetts, 2015).
Pfizer collaborated with ForgeFX Simulations to create a virtual simulation to help farmers identify and react to livestock with a variety of illnesses to improve pork production (ForgeFX, n.d.).
Virtual simulation is used in the military to train soldiers on the operation of tanks and in combat training to improve performance. Benefit: no fuel and cheaper than an aircraft or tank (Hambling, 2018).