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Simulation

This innovative project is looking at how focusing on human factors through simulation training can support delivery of improved patient safety.


Human factors such as teamwork and communication play an important part in ensuring patient safety.

In the south west we are working with a range of healthcare professionals to develop a series of projects that aim to raise awareness of human factors and non-technical skills with teams and individuals, supporting efforts to promote patient safety.

Across the region 16 fellows, who are funded by us, have been appointed from 12 organisations to develop simulation-based education and human factors training in clinical settings. Each fellow is supported by local mentor and project lead.

As well as improving patient safety it is hoped the work will also help organisations to deliver cultural change.

Further funding was granted to enable the fellows to attain a PG Certificate in Patient Safety and Simulation, which will assist the individuals further in developing their projects.

To enable for work to be undertaken on curriculum research and to develop links with other professional areas simulation specialty school leads have been appointed by us in the south west.

The overall objective is to create a simulation network across the south west identifying and supporting excellent practice and training using simulation as an educational tool, which will assist organisations in delivering high quality care and ensuring patient safety.

 


    This Page was last updated on: 6 July 2016

    We received NHS funding for this innovative project which is looking at how focusing on human factors through simulation training can support delivery of improved patient safety.

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    My network

    We have worked with a number of hospital trusts to deliver simulation and human factors training. 

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    Documents and standards

    We are currently working on a number of documents to further support the organisations to deliver simulation based education, however, we use the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) standards as a base to our work.

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