Blurring the boundaries: scenario-based simulation in a clinical setting.
RL Kneebone, J Kidd, D Nestel, A Barnet, B Lo, R King, GZ Yang, R Brown
Med Educ | Published : 2005
CONTEXT: The ability to perform clinical procedures safely is a key skill for health care professionals. Performing such procedures on conscious patients is challenging and requires a combination of technical and communication skills. We have developed quasi-clinical scenarios, where inanimate models attached to simulated patients provide a convincing learning environment. Procedures are rated by expert observers and by the 'patient' and recorded for subsequent review. This study explores the potential of locating such scenarios within a real clinical setting, allowing participants to experience the challenges of the workplace while ensuring patient safety. An innovative portable digital rec..View full abstract