MEDICAL SIMULATION IN IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY. Professor Harry Owen Director, Clinical Skills and Simulation Unit Flinders University Adelaide, South Australia firstname.lastname@example.org. MEDICAL SIMULATION IN IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY. Background to simulation
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Professor Harry Owen
Director, Clinical Skills and Simulation Unit
Adelaide, South Australia
Full mission simulation
Increasing level of fidelity and exclusivity
Competence requires practiseEndotracheal intubation
Adult A-A Female ®
CPR Prompt ®
Fat Old Fred ®
(Note educational aids in background)
Trainee performing an emergency cricothyrotomy in a full-mission simulation.
(Note more realistic setting)
Always follow the script but...
…have alternative outcomes planned and rehearsed
Simulation control room
Using simulation situations can be re-run to explore outcome with different treatments
Mission critical tasks can be performed by learners without putting patients at risk
Facilitated debriefing with an expert practitioner. Participants reflect on their own performance and discuss this with the group
Rural health workers
Sim Centre settings
OR, PACU, ER, Imaging suite, post-op ward, clinic, aircraft, ambulance, home, roadside, terrorist incident, etc
Regional hospitals, rural settings, etcHow we use the SimMan UPS