Dr. Fatimah Leteef S3 Plenary: High Performance Teams Through Simulated Learning Environments
On the final day of the inaugural S3 Singapore Healthcare Simulation Collaborative conference between SingHealth, SESAM, and SimGHOSTS, Dr. Fatimah Lateef provided the morning plenary on how to achieve High Performance Teams through Simulated Learning Environments.
Some of the key takeaways from Dr. Lateef’s plenary:
Values of high performance team for best practice behavioral markers include situational awareness, closed loop communications and a shared mental model.
We can learn from Aviation’s Crisis Resource Management which points to knowing your environment, anticipate and plan, calling for help early, exercising leadership and followership, distributing the workload, mobilizing all available resources and more.
Ownership Mentality is a crucial element for team performance success, which calls for Members to be imbued with self identity that relates to the whole. When each person knows their role and their responsibility through repetitive simulated practices over and over, you gain higher quality in less time. Teaching pattern recognition allows for training to become embedded with memories.
Additionally Fatimah Reminded Us:
- Challenges include lack of confidence, unfamiliarity of clinical skills, and poor execution of team training.
- Transform the belief system, change perspectives, and recognize the only constant in the human experience is change.
- Designing transformation learning environments is to frame teaching and learning around building learning communities, and promote the idea of creating ecologies where communities can interact and grow.
- Players must be able to interact, have a community of practice, reconceptualize the role of teachers and learners, have a shared mental framework, mental models and goals
In closing, she reminded us that simulation can be central as a form of systems integration across teams, and that TEAM stands for: Together Everyone Achieves More!
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.