How to Design Simulation in Clinical Training

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Online Forums 2013 - May 10, 2013
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Keith Steinbach

Clinical Educator
Alberta Health Services (AHS)

There are numerous challenges when trying to provide top-quality education to learners during  a time of organizational restructuring. This session offers a case study detailing the challenges and successes of building a simulation environment for laboratory-technology students performing the clinical portion of their training within an organization.

Participants in this case-study session will learn the do’s and don’ts of setting up a simulation environment, and explore challenges specific to clinical-training scenarios. You’ll see details of the process and the lessons learned. You’ll learn about both the hardware portion of the project development (developing the space and purchasing equipment) and the software portion (gaining buy-in from the existing staff, hiring more staff, and developing instructional materials under the new structure).

In this session, you will learn:

  • The nuts and bolts of building a training laboratory from scratch
  • Things to consider when transitioning a learning program from one model to another
  • The challenges involved in engaging staff and developing instructional materials that fit the new model


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