Learning Through Simulation: A Blog Dedicated to The Methodology (Outside of Medicine)
Late post today sharing a blog post from Robin Clark of The QMT Group entitled “Embracing Simulation” on his blogpost “All Things Simulation”. Although it is not about medical simulation per se, this resource website has some interesting perspective on simulation in education and should be explored by clinical educators interested in furthering the learning opportunities in their programs:
“Over the last 10 years, more than a thousand students have attended one or more of my simulation classes. I have seen successful and not so successful students. There are ways to help ensure success and here I provide some guidance on avoiding the most common mistakes.
Simulation modeling can be challenging for a beginner. There is a sharp learning curve not only on the mechanics and nuances of the software, but also with managing a simulation project. However, there is a magic formula and here it is in a nutshell. Make sure you have…
- Training on the software
- Support from a mentor
- An appropriate first project
- Support from the rest of the company
- Access to data
- Subject matter experts to educate yourself on the process
- Time to work on the project
- Time to verify and validate the project
- Time to measure its success”
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 current Chairman of 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 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.