Exploring the extent to which simulation-based education addresses contemporary patient safety priorities: A scoping review
MetadataShow full item record
Background: There is unprecedented increase in use of simulation-based education in healthcare settings. The key driver is improving quality and safety in healthcare. To date, there is limited understanding of the degree to which this goal has been achieved. Aim: This scoping review aimed to explore the extent to which simulation-based education in healthcare has addressed and impacted contemporary patient safety priorities. Methods: Systematic searches of literature (2007–2016) were based on each of 10 patient safety priorities articulated in Australia's National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and New Zealand's Health, Quality and Safety Indicators and markers. Included primary studies evaluated transferability to practice and/or behavioural change and improved patient outcomes, based on Kirkpatrick's training evaluation model Level 3 and Level 4. Findings: Fifteen papers met inclusion criteria. Studies aligned with four of ten National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards: (3). Preventing and controlling healthcare associated infections; (4). Medication safety; (6). Clinical handover; (9). Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration. The studies were indicative of potential for simulation-based education to have a significant impact on patient safety. Discussion: Studies that qualify as translational science, demonstrating changes in clinician behaviours and improved patient outcomes, are emerging. Little evidence from Australian and New Zealand contexts suggests that outcomes of simulation-based education in this region are not commensurate with the significant government investments. Conclusion: Translational studies, despite being difficult to design and conduct, should form part of a thematic, sustained and cumulative program of simulation-based research to identify translational science.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Hattingh, H. Laetitia; Robinson, Denise; Kelly, A. (2018)© 2018, The Author(s). This study describes the process undertaken to develop, implement and evaluate a simulation-based training package focused on medication management and reconciliation processes for final year pharmacy ...
Dennis, Diane; Furness, Anne; Parry, Sharon (2017)© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The Association for the Study of Medical Education Background: Simulation-based learning (SBL) activities in the health sciences provide students with opportunities to interact with ...
Video Reflection in Discharge Communication Skills Training With Simulated Patients: A Qualitative Study of Nursing Students’ PerceptionsMacLean, S.; Geddes, F.; Kelly, Michelle; Della, Phillip (2019)Background: The use of video-assisted reflection as part of the debriefing process is a growing area of interest in simulation-based education. To further develop knowledge in this field, this study explored nursing ...