State the overall Goal or Outcome : This workshop is designed to equip attendees with the skills and knowledge to be able to design and deliver complex systems test simulations using a new, structured tool:
• Problem definition
• Right for simulation
• Establish aims
• Planning with teams
• Assurance of safety
• Rigorous design
• Effective debriefing
• Disseminate learning
The PREPARED tool has been successfully implemented through the work of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre’s paediatric point of care simulation programme and embeds 8 key steps into practice (i. define the clinical problem; ii. appropriateness of the methodology; iii. learning outcomes; iv. engagement with teams; v. safety considerations and staff preparedness; vi. effective simulation design and delivery; vii. inclusive debrief with output; viii. disseminating learning). The workshop will instruct on the tool and provide learners with the opportunity to practice using this structured framework when applied to real scenarios.
Intended Audience : This workshop will deliver compelling experience and learning to any healthcare professional interested in or regularly participating in the delivery of point of care simulation in all healthcare settings. It will also be of value to individuals interested in, or experienced in delivering simulations for systems testing. It does not require an advanced level of knowledge but would be best suited to those with at least an intermediate level of knowledge or experience of in-situ simulation delivery.
Relevance to the Conference : The design and delivery of paediatric in-situ simulations that go beyond running simple clinical scenarios in small teams is a growing challenge. Clinical care for children is often complex and increasingly involves multiple teams, different professionals, complex clinical pathways and multiple physical locations within healthcare institutions. Testing these systems and processes using simulation is important but challenging. The PREPARED tool can assist clinicians, healthcare staff and simulation educators with this task and we feel this workshop is likely to generate considerable interest from the attending delegates.