Clinical Simulation for Healthcare Professionals
As simulated learning experiences are increasingly used in healthcare education to enhance student engagement and experience, Clinical Simulation for Healthcare Professionals serves as a resource for the utility, design, and implementation of simulation-based education in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and nursing. Using best practice methods, academic and clinical rehabilitation professionals of all levels will learn how to design and implement clinical simulations. These can be used as a tool for education, assessment, research, and skills integration. Written by Drs. Audrey Zapletal, Joanne Baird, Jean Prast, Maureen Hoppe, Tracy Van Oss, and Adel Herge, Clinical Simulation for Healthcare Professionals provides comprehensive information about commonly used simulation methods including high and low technology simulations, simulated patients, task trainers, and role play. Also included are step-by-step instructions for how to build simulation experiences in a variety of settings and for various learning and teaching needs. How-to information assists instructors who want to develop and integrate simulation-based education into a new or existing curriculum. The example simulations inside represent an array of different practice and focus uses. Each stage of the simulation is addressed from creation to learning assessment to debriefing. Simulation integrates the worlds of education, health professions, and the performing arts within a singular enriching experience. Clinical Simulation for Healthcare Professionals fulfills a need for educators looking to develop the skills needed to create complex and dynamic learning environments.