Hospital Based Simulation

Hospital-based Educational Facilities

Regardless of the size, education facilities focus remains the same: patient safety. We employ a team of healthcare education professionals who understand the role that technology plays in supporting educational initiatives. While audiovisual solutions are our passion, our experts have years of experience using all kinds of technology that include: patient simulators, part-task trainers, add-on tech for standardized/simulated patients/participants, debriefing tools, and management systems.

Hospital-based mobile training labs

A very real challenge for many hospital-based education programs is that educators find it difficult to bring busy clinical professionals to the simulation lab, so the educators often need to go to other branches of the hospital, or into local clinics. Mobility solutions may vary between a trunk full of training equipment to full-blown mobile simulation labs. Mobility creates new challenges that fixed education facilities do not have to face. Many of the simulators depend on very complex infrastructures. Whether the “mobile” solution is a suitcase, or 40-foot semi-trailer, the logistical challenges often impact quality of the services delivered. We help our clients work through these challenges and identify solutions.

Hospital-based Interprofessional

It is difficult to go to a simulation conference these days and NOT hear the word “interprofessional” or the phrase Interprofessional Education or “IPE” being utilizes in various break-out sessions as well as from the keynote speakers. This is not a fad. It identifies the unique challenges that healthcare is facing due to poor collaboration and communication that exists between the “silos” that represent the different healthcare disciplines: medicine, nursing, allied health, chaplaincy, social services and even house-keeping. It is difficult enough to coordinate educational programs among any one silo, but to try and collaborate with the full gamut of healthcare professionals becomes even more of a challenge. Interprofessional education isn’t just in the domain of hospital-based programs, but also is adopted in academic programs. The goal of academia is to begin to shape hospital-based IPE by improving interactions at the undergraduate and pre-licensure learner levels.

Hospital-based In-Situ

In-Situ, from the Latin, means “In the situation” or “in the context.”  Surprisingly, this term has been utilized in both hospital-based and academic simulation programs.  In hospital-based simulation, In-Situ simulation activities occur in real hospital rooms, operating theatres and various other patient care contexts.  This allows the participants to become familiar with the equipment, the overall space, and with the teams with which they may work.  Typically, In-Situ simulation is interprofessional, but does not necessarily require it to be so.  In academia, some educators refer to any clinical space that represents “real” features of clinical and medical facilities is referred to as “In-Situ.”  However, no matter how “real” a simulation space might be, it is not In-Situ, strictly speaking.

Hospital-based Learning Management

A hospital may have thousands of potential learners working on its staff. Each healthcare professional must maintain their licensing and certifications, per the requirements of their job. Whether this maintenance is done in-house, or completed using outside providers, a record must be maintained and managed. Both Academia and Hospital-based programs benefit from some sort of management system to help track, communicate with, and supports compliance with legal and professional standards. In the process of maintaining these records and tracking individual performance, a lot of data is collected and can play a critical role in program assessment, as well as identifying where gaps might exist.