Simulation in Healthcare

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Simulation is an interactive way for staff and students to practice in a realistic environment. This module provides an introduction to simulation for participants and faculty attending a simulation training course or interested in finding out more about simulation training.

King’s Health Partners’ four simulation centres specialise in medical simulation and interactive learning, providing training in acute, mental health and community settings. They are based at Guy’s & St Thomas’ (GSTT), King’s College Hospital, (KCH) and South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trusts, and King’s College London (KCL).

The centres use sophisticated life-size manikins and actors, helping to train learners in the Human Factor skills related to patient safety such as leadership, communication and team work.

The module includes:

  • Introduction to simulation: a short video explaining what simulation is and why we use it in healthcare.
  • Explore the simulation environment: an interactive introduction to each simulation centre and the different roles played by people and manikins during the simulation.
  • Debriefing in simulation: this interactive module introduces the debriefing process used on King's Health Partners simulation courses.
  • Human factors in healthcare: a set of interactive modules, explaining the importance of human factors and taking a closer look at self-care and communication skills.

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