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Training of medical simulation instructors

Simulation in Healthcare is quite young, especially concerning the integration of human factors aspects in its training programs. REPORT'in shares decades of experience from the aviation industry to help your instructors, new or experienced, to set up training programs integrating pedagogical techniques specific to medical simulation teaching and learning, human factors and appropriate use of the check lists.


  • Awareness of the issues of simulation training, gains and risks
  • Training of your instructors
  • Strengthening of the theoretical background of your instructors
  • Knowledge of the pedagogical aspects specific to simulation
  • Set up of comprehensive medical simulation training programs
  • Coaching pre and post simulation of participating teams
  • Learning of the management of a training session

Module 1: Introduction to safety culture - Objectives

To develop analytical skills of adverse events, to be able to understand the difference between error types as to understand the importance of "resilient" systems in dynamic environments and the key role human factors play.


Historical introduction:
- Origin of CRM in the aviation industry and health care
- Outcome of safety tools
Theoretical aspects:
- Principles of High Reliability Organisations
- Theory of error - James Reason
- Resilient systems
- Importance of experience sharing platforms
Practical training:
- Adverse events analysis

Module 2: Introduction to CRM and basics safety tools - Objectives

To understand human factors, cognitive biases, to develop awareness of human performance limits and to develop practical defensive tools.


Theoretical aspects:
- Communication, mutual trust, behaviour
- Feedback techniques
- Stress and fatigue
- Attention and vigilance
- Fixation, Tunnel view, Fascination
- Leadership and emotional intelligence
- Assertivity
- Decision making process
- Crisis management
Practical training:
- Health care adverse event analysis focused on CRM aspects

Module 3: Setting up and management of a simulation session  - Objectives

To learn how to structure a simulation session and to integrate safety tools.


Pedagogical aspects:
- Benefits and dangers of simulation training, precautionary and ethical principles
- The adult learning process
- The teaching process
- Upstream preparation, student booklet
- Structure in accordance to technical and non-technical objectives
- Briefing structure and technique
- Simulator training sessions management techniques
- Debriefing structure and technique
Practical training:
- Set up of scenarios in accordance to specific CRM objectives
- Briefing and debriefing

Module 4: Healthcare simulation practically - Objectives

Specific module for new or with little experience instructors.

Practical training:
- Putting into practice all aspects of Module 1, 2 and 3
- Set up of a full simulation training scenario
- Collaborative briefing
- Session management
- Collaborative debriefing
- Feedback and conclusion


REPORT'in instructors will coach in-house your instructors until full autonomy.

Structure of Training program.


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