Sequential simulation used as a novel educational tool aimed at healthcare managers: a patient-centred approach

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Title: Sequential simulation used as a novel educational tool aimed at healthcare managers: a patient-centred approach
Authors: Weldon, SM
Kelay, T
Ako, E
Cox, BM
Bello, F
Kneebone, R
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Background A new challenge for healthcare managers is to improve the patient experience. Simulation is often used for clinical assessment and rarely for those operating outside of direct clinical care. Sequential simulation (SqS) is a form of simulation that re-creates care pathways, widening its potential use. Local problem Numbers, outcome measures and system profiling are used to inform healthcare decisions. However, none of these captures the personal subtleties of a patient’s experience. Intervention 56 students attended a teaching module using SqS and facilitated workshops as part of their induction week on an MSc International Health Management course. The workshop was voluntary and was offered as an opportunity for the students to gain an insight into the UK health system through the medium of simulation. Methods An evaluation survey incorporating quantitative and qualitative student feedback was conducted. Descriptive statistics were generated from the quantitative data, and thematic analysis was undertaken for the qualitative data. Results There was strong agreement for the acceptability of the workshop approach in relation to the aims and objectives. Likert scale (1–-5) mean total=4.49. Participants responded enthusiastically (revealed through the qualitative data) with ideas related to perspectives sharing, understanding healthcare management and processes and the consideration of feasibility and practicalities. They also suggested other applications that SqS could be used for. Conclusion The SqS approach has demonstrated that simulation has a wider potential than for clinical assessment alone. Further studies are required to determine its potential uses and affordances beyond its current format.
Issue Date: 22-Jul-2017
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jun-2017
ISSN: 2056-6697
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Start Page: 13
End Page: 18
Journal / Book Title: BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning
Volume: 4
Copyright Statement: © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
London Deanery
Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Health Education North West London
Wellcome Trust
St Mary's Coronary Flow Trust
Funder's Grant Number: EP/F059221/1
RDOTH 79560
Funder to provide
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School
Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine

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