To develop an understanding of the potential use of simulation in healthcare.
To understand the importance of identifying a trainee’s or learner’s needs before developing simulation-based training.
To develop an understanding of the minimal standards for delivering high-quality simulation as set out by the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare.
Simulation-based education (SBE) is a ‘technique and not a technology’ which aims to ‘replace or amplify real-life experiences with guided experience that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive environment’.1 Many simulations within healthcare can achieve a high degree of fidelity in which participants behave and act in a manner in which they would in a real-life scenario.1
Despite the paucity of evidence underpinning the traditional apprenticeship model for training,1 most reviews discussing the potential of SBE…