“Dr. Victoria Brazil from Bond University and Gold Coast Health Australia, suggests that translational simulation can be used to link educational activities to patient level outcomes even though measurement outcomes may be harder to measure. Brazil suggests that medical simulation should focus on ‘not where but why.’ ‘Descriptions of simulation type often use the device (e.g. high fidelity mannequin simulation) or place, e.g. in situ simulation (ISS), but these descriptors underplay the critical importance of outcomes from simulation, e.g. individual competence, team behaviors or patient level outcomes'” (Brazil Advances in Simulation (2017) 2:20. DOI 10.1186/s41077-017-0052-3).
Translational simulation encompasses the concept of Systems Integration defined by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) as ‘those simulation programs which demonstrate consistent, planned collaborative, integrated and iterative application of simulation-based assessment and teaching activities with systems engineering and risk management principles to achieve excellent bedside clinical care, enhanced patient safety, and improved metrics across the healthcare system'”.
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