Incorporating simulation-based medical education into clinical practice can increase safety, decrease medical errors, improve clinical judgment and promote self-confidence. Much different from the traditional see-do-teach educational methods, simulation-based medical education fully immerses learners in a realistic environment that promotes the cognitive, behavioral and technical skills used in clinical practices. This allows learners to pull from their own personal experiences, in a non-threatening way, to analyze and troubleshoot issues that may arise.
Through this intensive course, a multidisciplinary IU School of Medicine team trains health care providers at all levels of experience in the skills necessary to initiate a simulation program. Learners create scenarios based on their specific needs and execute those scenarios using video, embedded participants and moulage for added realism. Learners then apply the debriefing techniques learned in the course.
The course can accommodate nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians at any academic center or in private practice, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, other allied health specialists, and medical educators within specialty area(s) of pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, pediatric emergency medicine, neonatology, labor and delivery, and high risk obstetrics.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Discuss simulation-based medical education as a learning tool
- Understand aspects of simulation methodology that contribute to the development of effective scenario creation and execution
- Apply techniques and knowledge learned to create a realistic scenario, set up a simulation environment, and facilitate a scenario
- Describe the basis for debriefing and qualities of a good debriefer
- Identify characteristics of a difficult debriefing and begin to utilize specific strategies to manage each effectively
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using video in simulation