1st Edition

The Essential Handbook of Healthcare Simulation

    171 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    171 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Healthcare simulation is the modern way to educate healthcare providers to achieve high performance and to improve patient safety. It encompasses mannikin based training for teamwork and nontechnical skills, task trainers for procedural skills, simulated participants for communication skills, and virtual/augmented reality simulation. Based on an award-winning postgraduate course, this text provides the background knowledge required to: run a healthcare simulation centre; use simulation for training and education; and support simulation-based quality improvement and research activities.

    *Presents a focused and highly practical approach to course material *Offers a detailed guide for anyone who uses healthcare simulation for education, quality improvement, or research *Shows a practical focus for teaching, quality improvement, and research

    1. Introduction, History, and Key Concepts

    2. Learning Theories

    3. Instructional Design

    4. Scenario Writing

    5. Physical Safety in Simulation

    6. Psychological Safety and Prebriefing

    7. Debriefing

    8. Assessment

    9. Running a Simulation Facility

    10. Using Simulation for Research

    11. The Use of Simulation for Quality Improvement

    Appendix 1. Team Scenario Development Template

    Appendix 2. Standardised Participant Case Development Template



    Paul O'Connor, PhD, MA, MSc, BSc (Hons). Personal Professor, School of Medicine, University of Galway, and Research Director, Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation

    Angela O’Dea, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) Senior Lecturer in Patients Safety, Human Factors, and Simulation, University of Galway.

    Dara Byrne, MB ChB, MSc, FRCSI. Clinician and Professor of Simulation, University of Galway, and Director of the Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation