Simulation is a great way to set up learning, reflection, interaction and powerful discussion during the debrief, however it depends on the selection of the appropriate simulation modality, understanding its benefits and limitations and requires careful construction of a scenario that hits the learning objectives and is practical and safe to run.

This interactive scenario design workshop asks leaners to design, assess and construct a simulation, and to run and assess a scenario with the help of faculty.

The faculty are all experienced simulation educators, with a wealth of practical experience and entire cupboards full of simulation mistakes and learning to share.

This is best suited to clinicians or educators with some experience of simulation as a learner or as an instructor with a desire to take part in scenario design.

Content covers:

  • Simulation objectives: what works, how to keep them simple
  • Technical and non-technical components
  • Safety and fairness
  • Template use and design
  • Practicalities of running a sim
  • Evaluation, reworking and sharing
  • Simulation centre and in-situ scenario design, including pre-hospital
  • Working with confederates and simulated patients

Ian Summers is an Emergency Physician and simulation educatorĀ at St Vincents, Melbourne. He has worked in Australia and the UK in the ED, retrieval and pre-hospital environments. He has a passion for inter-professional and inter-tribal team and airway training. When not attempting slightly unusual conference presentations he loves family, bushwalking and diving and is a frustrated wannabe photographer.