New simulation resources available on our Learning Hub

Learn about best practice on digital simulation training on the King’s Health Partners Learning Hub.

Simulation training resourcesSimulation, a training technique used in healthcare to recreate real clinical events and situations, is just one of the ways we enable our workforce to continue to deliver improvements in patient care.

Simulation training has number of benefits, including:

  • Allowing you to experience working in clinical situations and develop essential non-technical skills without exposing patients to risks.
  • Developing your knowledge, skills and attitudes in an immersive situation that replicates aspects of the real-world.
  • Providing a space to resolve practical dilemmas and ethical tensions.
  • Practicing new tools and methods in a safe environment.
  • Improving teamwork through effective communication, collaboration, team building and crisis management.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the way simulation training was traditionally delivered had to evolve rapidly and move online.

Clinical experts across King’s Health Partners have been recording webinars over the past year on the theme of digital simulation training.

Recognising the quality of materials and advice provided in these sessions, our King's Health Partners Education Academy has created a new course on the Learning Hub, to house them in one central location, called Simulation Development and Training Resources.

Our Simulation Training Development Resources online course aims to provide you with useful tools to navigate through topics and issues that arise through remote simulating trainining. Examples of the resources include:

  1. Simulation training and development video: explores digital simulation; the impact of COVID-19 on simulation training; experimenting with remote simulation training and questions around creating a virtual safe space (one hour).
  2. When harm happens - an experiential learning: this session tells the story of a maternity simulated incident and shares experts’ views on healthcare improvement; patient safety and implementation science (one hour).
  3. Simulation and social distancing: This session focuses on using virtual reality to teach taking on and off personal protective equipment. Discussions include ensuring psychological satefy of participants and how to engage with individuals participating in the training remotely (45 minutes).
  4. Understanding, fostering and sustaining psychological safety in online environments: in this presentation the presenter explores the core philosophy of teaching practice, and how participants can maximise their learning by centring teaching around psychological safety (20 minutes).
  5. Experiential learning on the line: innovations on the digital tightrope: this session focuses on immersion in the digital space and simulating in person scenarios in online settings (one hour and a half hours).
  6. State of Sim: this session explores the link between research and clinical practice in healthcare simulation, identifying common themes in current research and healthcare simulation.

These resources are growing and new training is being added on a regular basis.

Talking about the Simulation Development and Training Resources, Peter Jaye, King’s Health Partners Simulation Lead, said:

These resources were created in response to King’s Health Partners organisations asking for a new e-learning module on digital simulation training.
Creating these resources is another great example of how King’s Health Partners encourages a collaborative response to the problems we all face, allowing us to be at the forefront of excellence in education.

You can experience Simulation Development and Training Resources in full by logging onto the King’s Health Partners Hub via your partner organisation.