Using Simulation in Health Professions Education

Health Education England

Educator: Health Education England
Course Duration: 60 minutes

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Patient simulation in all its forms is widely used to help prepare health professionals for working with patients and colleagues with the key aims of improving learners’ competence and confidence, improving patient safety and reducing errors. Understanding its benefits, range of uses and limitations can help teachers improve the learning experience. This session discusses how simulation can be used in health professions education to develop and improve practical and team resource management skills and introduces the most common uses of simulation in clinical education settings. Kirsty moved to Bond University in August 2016 to be Deputy Head of Medicine. Prior to this she was Director of Medical Education and Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching at Macquarie University, in Sydney. Prior to this Kirsty worked in Leeds for 13 years. Her clinical specialities are orthopaedic and spinal anaesthesia. Kirsty’s postgraduate education roles included clinical skills, simulation and leadership training. Her University roles included Chair of the Student Selected Components course and the development of the patient safety strand of the MBChB at Leeds University. Kirsty has been involved in educational research for 14 years and awarded funding via a University Fellowship and the Higher Education Academy. She has been a faculty member and director for the Anaesthetist as Educators workshops at the Royal College of Anaesthetists a member of the Anaesthetist as Educator committee (RCoA). Kirsty is co-author and editor of a number of best-selling medical and health professions’ education textbooks including ’How to teach continuing medical education’, ’Essential guide to acute care’, ’Professional Practice for Foundation Doctors – Becoming Tomorrow’s Doctors’, ’Essential guide to educational supervision, in postgraduate medical education’ and ’Essential Simulation in Clinical Education’.

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