Educate and Assess Learners Using Simulation

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A. Plan training and educational simulation activities

i. Perform needs assessment (E.g., technical, behavioral, cognitive)

ii. Define goals

iii. Create measurable learning objectives

iv. Select evaluation type (E.g. formative or summative)

v. Select evaluation methods (E.g., debriefing, feedback)

vi. Select and implement evaluation tools (E.g., instruments, metrics, checklists)

vii. Design simulation activity (E.g., course, class, session)

viii. Select simulation modality

ix. Identify resources (E.g., content experts, location, technicians)

x. Organize simulation team (E.g., patients, technicians, educators/content experts)

A. Recruit

B. Orient

C. Train

xi. Prepare materials for learners and simulation team

A. Instructions

B. Equipment

C. Environment

xii. Conduct pilot activity for new simulations (E.g., dress rehearsal, field test, run--‐ through)

B. Implement Simulation Activity

i. Briefing/Orientation

A. Determine the information to provide to simulation participants

B. Communicate potential physical and psychological risks

C. Create a psychologically--‐safe environment

D. Orient (E.g., equipment, environment, expectations)

ii. Conduct simulation

A. Manage personnel and equipment

B. Adapt to evolving simulation and learner needs

C. Problem solve issues that arise during the simulation (E.g., equipment failure, unexpected behaviors or events)

D. Manage physical and psychological risks related to the simulation

E. Assess performance gaps

iii. Conduct learner evaluation

A. Manage physical and psychological risks during the evaluation process

B. Address performance gaps

C. Facilitate debriefing

1. Specific to the learning objectives
2. Consistent with the simulation modality

D. Provide feedback

1. Specific to the learning objectives
2. Consistent with the simulation modality (E.g., standardized patients, virtual reality)

C. Evaluate simulation activities

i. Self--‐evaluation

ii. Peer--‐evaluation

iii. Learner--‐evaluation

D. Modify simulation activities in response to feedback from learners and team members

E. Communicate opportunities for practice and curricular improvement to responsible parties