February 22, 2013By Lance Baily

SimBase Creates Implementation Handbook for Healthcare Simulation and ICT-Based Learning


SimBase is a two year project funded by the European Union which brings together simulation champions and technology providers from within the territory to collaboratively expand the implementation of simulation training techniques.  The SimBase brochure explains further that…

“The adoption of ICT-enhanced techniques brings with it many advantages but adoption requires considerable up-front investment as well as the restructuring of courses and pedagogies which can in turn lead decision makers to hesitate in investing in the development of such cutting edge technologies. To help tackle this, results produced by Simbase will be collated into decision-making tools such as the already mentioned impact-assessment model, implementation guides and a policy roadmap. These tools will allow decision makers throughout Europe to learn from and imitate the best practices with regards to the implementation on ICT-enhanced techniques which suit their country’s needs. Simbase will be initialising direct contact with policy makers and will be adopting an open access strategy which means that all project deliverables will be released to the public on an open license and will be copied into several open-access repositories and sent to a selection of libraries around the continent.” Learn more about SimBase by downloading their complete pdf brochure.

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Last week their website SimBase.Co released an Implementation Handbook for Healthcare Simulation and ICT-Based Learning Training Programs (also available in Spanish). This handbook is a great read and I highly recommend you download it today!

Financed by the European Commission, this FREE 45-page downloadable handbook is designed to “develop a support tool for the planning and implementation of simulation in healthcare and professional training centres” by:

  • Defining the steps to be taken for the implementation of an integrated simulation programme in the centres.
  • Providing recommendations for integrating simulation into professional healthcare training programmes.
  • Providing recommendations adapted to the particular training stages catered for in the training centres (universities, healthcare centres, etc.)
  • Defining some of the elements that will allow us to approach the evaluation of the transfer and impact of the simulation implementation programme.
  • Defining the criteria for the administration of the required resources.
  • Incorporating the use of ICTs in all these processes to maximise the impact of our programme.

The SimBase website also has a downloadable “Pilot Guide” for medical simulation programs looking to launch new training programs.

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