Team Communication

IN-SITU CLINICAL SIMULATION PROGRAM: IMPROVING EDUCATION OUTCOMES THROUGH RESEARCH FEEDBACK

In-situ simulations are widely used for medical training. MedStar Obstetric Safety Training (MOST) was developed as a multi-disciplinary in-situ clinical simulation program focused on enhancing patient outcomes and improvement of teamwork in emergency response situations in the perinatal area. MOST is a component of the culture of safety initiative at MedStar Obstetricians, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, midwives and perinatal nurses participate in this program that focuses on mastering decision-making and communication skills. The scenarios are ones that are rare but catastrophic.  Departments select scenarios based on current needs and preferences. Participants of this particular training included midwives, resident physicians and nurses. The Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) provided the technical and educational support for the training.

Suggested reference: Daria Shumaker, Tamika Auguste, Yuri Millo, Alexander Libin. In-Situ Clinical Simulation Program: Improving Education Outcomes Through Research Feedback. EduLearn 2012 – 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Conference, Barcelona, Spain, July 2- 4.