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Title: Tips for Increasing the Realism of Simulation Training

Tips for Increasing the Realism of Simulation
  • Richard Stair, MD, FACEP
  • Residency Program Director
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Ernest Wang, MD, FACEP
  • Academic Director, CSTAR
  • Assistant Professor
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • CORD Academic Assembly
  • March 7, 2009

Statement of Disclosure
  • The speakers have no conflicts of
    interest/disclosures related to this topic.

Realism, Websters way
  • true and faithful portrayal of nature and of
    people in art and literature

Realism, the simulation way
  • Make the simulator reproduce how real patients
    look and sound
  • Reproduce the environment to match an ED
  • Reproduce the cases as accurately as possible
  • Reproduce materials and equipment as close as
  • Make the assessment and feedback similar to
    clinical environment

Psychological Fidelity
  • Degree to which the trainee perceives the
    simulation to be a believable surrogate for the
    trained task or real patient encounter
  • Allows learner to make conceptual sense of the
  • Generally considered to be the most essential
    requirement for team training

A Typology of simulation fidelity (adapted from
Rehmann et al, 1995) Beaubien, Baker. Quality
and Safety in Health Care, 2004.
Skillful blending of the three modes of thinking
about realism environmental, equipment, and
psychological will allow our trainees to
suspend disbelief, or to actively sign up for
the fiction contract that this is a situation
with real relevance for them.
Rudolph et al. Sim Healthcare. 2(3)161-163, Fall
Simulator as patient
  • Appearance of high fidelity simulators mostly
    modeled after healthy males
  • Patients seem to vary more
  • Attempt to change the appearance of the simulator
    to match patient appearances

Tips to match appearance
  • Use the most appropriate simulator
  • The parts department
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Wound
  • Bleeders
  • Instant sex change

Tips to match appearance
  • Post-Halloween shopping spree
  • Hair
  • Clothes
  • Patient gowns (yeah, all our patients are in
  • Street clothes
  • Makeup
  • Jaundice
  • Rashes
  • Burns
  • Abrasions and contusions
  • Diaphoresis

  • Kneebone et al. - Integrated Procedural
    Performance Instrument (IPPI)
  • IV infusion
  • Blood cultures
  • IM injection
  • SC injection explaining to patient
  • Suturing a wound
  • Performing an ECG
  • Using a nebuliser measuring peak flow
  • Urinary catheterisation

Kneebone et al. - Integrated Procedural
Performance Instrument (IPPI)
Used with permission Kneebone et al.
Tips to match sound
  • Invest in good audio equipment
  • Recruit different people to provide voices,
    preferably from remote location
  • Live parent with child
  • Performance art
  • Dyspneic
  • Garbled
  • Choice expletives
  • Whiskey and cigarettes

Environment reproduction
  • Mimic patient rooms from your ED as much as
  • Curtains
  • Oxygen and suction supplies
  • Crash carts
  • Medical supplies
  • Vary level of support
  • Trauma rooms
  • Fast track rooms

Developing cases
  • Probably the most important, and time-consuming,
    portion of developing realistic cases
  • Consistent approach to developing cases will
    probably result in better cases
  • Multiple factors to consider in case development,
    but goal is to remain realistic from start to

Factors to consider
  • Case complexity
  • Ability to reproduce findings
  • Time course of actual case vs. time constraints
    to run the case
  • Time course of orders and results
  • Critical actions vs. benign actions vs. dangerous
  • Rewards and penalties for performance
  • Involvement of team members, consultants, etc.
  • Disposition

Real cases
  • Advantages
  • No doubt about the realism of the case
  • Easier programming of the simulator
  • Easy to reproduce data and images
  • Easy to reproduce an expected time course
  • Ability to expand from textbook cases to the
    atypical cases
  • Disadvantages
  • Complexity may be an issue
  • Regional deficiencies

Created cases
  • Advantages
  • Can develop cases not seen in your ED
  • Tailor to your resources and level of complexity
  • Can develop to teach very specific points
  • Disadvantages
  • More effort to develop and program
  • Supporting data and images must be sought and
    carefully matched

Match fidelity to the learning objectives
  • What are the learning objectives?
  • What are my learners baseline KSAs and is the
    simulation level-appropriate?
  • Do a task analysis
  • Is simulation the best technique for teaching
  • Scerbo et al. 2006 - simulated limb better than
    VR for phlebotomy

Tips for realistic cases
  • Use a reliable system that helps develop cases
    from beginning to end
  • Determine the set of critical actions, and
    consider potential for incorrect actions
  • Determine pathways for correct and incorrect
  • Develop a time course for information exchange,
    patient responses to interventions

Template to set up case
  • Monitor HR RR BP pOx
  • ABCs Airway normal swollen occluded other not
  •   Breathing normal decreased on right
    decreased on the left

    diminished bilaterally wheezes
  •   Circulation normal no peripheral pulses
    no femoral pulseless
  •   Disability normal right hemiplegia right
    hemiparesis unresponsive left
    hemiplegia left hemiparesis other_____________
    ____ GCS motor
    eyes verbal
  •  Physical findings
  • HEENT normal
  • NECK normal
  • CHEST normal
  • CARDIAC normal
  • ABDOMEN normal
  • BACK normal
  • EXTREMITIES normal
  • RECTAL / GU normal

Template for expected actions
  • First set of treatments or interventions
    minutes Performed
  • 1. yes no
  • 2. yes no
  • 3. yes no
  • 4. yes no
  • 5. yes no
  • 6. yes no
  • 7. yes no
  • 8. yes no
  • Second set of treatments or interventions
    minutes Performed
  • 1. yes no
  • 2. yes no
  • 3. yes no
  • 4. yes no
  • 5. yes no
  • 6. yes no

Template for simulator responses
  • 1 - treated correctly within minutes 1 -
    incorrect or after minutes
  • HR __________ HR __________
  • RR __________ RR __________
  • BP __________ BP __________
  • pOx __________ pOx __________
  • Changes Changes
  • 2 - treated correctly within minutes 2 -
    incorrect or after minutes
  • HR __________ HR ___________
  • RR __________ RR ___________
  • BP __________ BP ___________

Tips for realistic scenarios
  • Run multiple cases concurrently
  • Its how we actually practice
  • Better assessment of overall performance
  • Medical knowledge
  • Procedural skills
  • Prioritization, multitasking and organization
  • Vary the cases run
  • Should not be intubating and shocking the
    mannequin every use
  • Create realistic alternatives (ex CPAP)

Tips for realistic scenarios
  • Include distraction
  • Provide references that would be available in the
  • Run cases that will need to be signed out to
    another provider
  • Oversight of team members

Tips for realistic scenarios
  • Provide data discretely
  • Single lab sheets may provide information not
  • If not ordered, then data is not received
  • Provide data in time sensitive manner
  • Tests like EKG and fingersticks should be
    provided quickly
  • Blood work and CT scans take time
  • Ensure the quality of images provided

Tips for realistic scenarios
  • Run seasonal cases seasonally
  • Bronchiolitis in January, not July
  • Heatstroke in July, not January
  • Run random cases (no assigned curriculum topic)

Tips for realistic scenarios
  • Provide adequate instruction to both performers
    and evaluators
  • Admit the limitations of simulation
  • Establish the ground rules to address the
    limitations before running cases
  • In general
  • If simulator provides it accurately, find it
  • If simulator does not provide it accurately, must
    be sought and represented verbally

Tips for realistic feedback
  • Spend time on developing the expectations
  • Knowledge base
  • Critical actions
  • Procedural performance
  • Teamwork
  • Teach and evaluate similar to clinical
    evaluations (competency-speak)

Make simulation a social endeavor
  • Personal Relevance
  • Engagement
  • Draw people in
  • Team interaction
  • Supportive, concrete debriefing
  • Evoking response

  • Environmental reproduction
  • Realistic case development
  • Match fidelity to the learning objectives
  • Maximize psychological fidelity
  • Make simulation a social endeavor

A successful scenario is not based on the
realism of the simulation itself, but rather the
alchemy of participants stepping into their
roles, connecting with others in the scenario,
and actively linking to their previous social,
clinical, and psychological experience.
Rudolph et al. Sim Healthcare. 2(3)161-163, Fall
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    Performance? Sim Healthcare 2224-230, 2007.
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    Daniel B. PhD. Which Reality Matters? Questions
    on the Path to High Engagement in Healthcare
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