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Designing and implementing a National Simulation Faculty Development Programme for Wales (Sim FD Wales)

Hawker, Clare ORCID:, Diaz-Navarro, Cristina, Jones, Bridie, Mitra, Suman, Cook, Sara-Catrin and Bartholomew, Bethan 2023. Designing and implementing a National Simulation Faculty Development Programme for Wales (Sim FD Wales). Presented at: Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) Conference 2023 'Sustainable Simulation', Brighton, 6-8 November 2023.

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Background/Aims: Simulation faculty should be trained and competent1, 2 A strategic objective of the Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) Simulation team is to provide equitable access to standardised simulation faculty training across Wales. Method: A consultation process involving meetings, focussed discussions and webinars with key stakeholders, educators and clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds was carried out. The following priority areas were identified: - development of a tiered programme supporting a competency-based approach - to develop educational skills, knowledge and behaviours required to deliver high quality simulation-based education and training (SBET) in safe learning environments - to promote interprofessional SBET and offer flexible and accessible faculty training opportunities. A tiered programme framework consisting of 3 stand alone courses (essential, advanced and expert) comprising 4 blended learning modules each, was designed collaboratively and informed by the literature2,3. Following content mapping and creation by experts, the Essential Course was launched in October 2022. It entails 5 hours of self-directed e- learning followed by a 5 hour facilitated (virtually or face to face) session, being fully funded by HEIW and available to simulation practitioners in Wales. Advanced Course content is under development, due to commence in March 2024. Results: Thirty eight participants completed the essential course between October 2022 and February 2023, n=28 undertaking face to face sessions and n=10 a virtual session. Learners were asked to rate the usefulness of each module on a Likert scale, with 1 equating to “not at all” and 5 to “very much”. The number of participants that evaluated each e-learning module and reported them ≥4 is as follows: “Introduction to simulation” n=35/37 (95%), “Human factors” n=24/26 (92%), “Designing and Facilitating Simulation” n=23/24 (96%) and “Debriefing” n=20/20 (100%) (see Figure 1). Response rate to the evaluation of the face-to-face sessions was 24/28 (86%) and 8/10 (80%) for the virtual session. All responders 32/32 (100%) rated the face to face and virtual sessions ≥4 regarding relevance and usefulness, with 31/32 (97%) agreeing that the learning objectives were met. Common themes identified as “most useful” were the ability to practise running a scenario and opportunity to practise debriefing and gain feedback. Conclusion: The Essential Course of the Sim FD Wales Programme has been well received and evaluated so far. Uptake has been high, with demand outstripping places on the essential course. Further evaluation is required to determine the effectiveness and impact of each course and the programme as a whole. References: 1. Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) 2016. Simulation-Based Education in Healthcare; Standards Framework and Guidance Lichfield: ASPiH [Accessed 23rd April 2023] 2. Paige, J.B., Graham, L and Sittner, B 2020. Formal Training Efforts to develop Simulation Educators: An Integrative Review. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare 15 (4) 271-281 doi:10.1097/SIH.0000000000000424. PMID: 32218086. 3. Peterson, Dawn Taylor PhD; Watts, Penni I. PhD, RN, CHSE-A; Epps, Chad A. MD; White, Marjorie Lee MD, MPPM, MA, CHSE. 2017. Simulation Faculty Development: A Tiered Approach. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare 12(4):p 254- 259, DOI: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000225

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Funders: Health Education and Improvement Wales
Date of Acceptance: 14 July 2023
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2024 12:02

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