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Tell me... Why Simulation?

Simulation has long been utilized and prioritized in high-risk industries such as aerospace, transportation, and nuclear energy to train and sustain expert performance. The mandated use of simulation training has made these industries significantly safer. Likewise, the use of Medical Simulation training has been shown to improve clinical reasoning, performance, communication, and teamwork.

Healthcare High Risk
 

Healthcare is a high-risk industry

Some studies report that 52 to 70% of adverse events are tied directly to poor teamwork and communication. Companies like MSC, who develop simulation solutions, are seeing improved competence, confidence and healthcare outcomes. These improved outcomes are key. Clearly, poor quality of care will result in poor patient outcomes. Routine practice and standardization can improve many interventions, yet many healthcare facilities lack equipment and processes to effect such change.

“I have worked with MSC for the past three years and they continue deliver above and beyond our expectations. Medical simulation allows us to train our physicians to use our products safely and effectively. We are proud to partner with MSC.” - Jason D. Gwilliam National Manager Physician Education & Training Vascular Intervention, Spectranetics

Simulation as a Solution

Cultural Commitment

MSC believes that the delivery of high quality care and better patient outcomes requires a cultural commitment to performance improvement. Structures, processes and outcomes of care must be continually monitored, continued educational opportunities must be offered, and mechanisms must be put in place for development and maintenance of clinical skills.

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Competence and Confidence Simulation Training
 

Competence and Confidence

When clinicians are awarded the opportunity to learn new skills in a realistic, simulated environment, they often feel more competent and confident and are more likely to adopt those skills into clinical practice. It has had a far reaching impact in disciplines including nursing and medical colleges, the perioperative environment and reducing blood stream infections during central line insertions.

DID YOU KNOW? Simulation-based training is a proven method in developing cognitive, affective, and psycho-motor skills.

Communication Improvement
 

Communication Improvement

Simulation-based team training can dramatically improve communication between healthcare clinicians. Simulation-based training is particularly useful with code teams and rapid response teams. The use of a simulator to practice as a team in stressful clinical situations has been shown to improve patient outcomes as well as communication. Better communication is often recognized as a best practice to improve patient safety.

When simulation-based training was used to enhance nursing orientation clinical time, it was found to increase RN competency.

Process Improvement
 

Process Improvement

In situ simulation has been effective at finding operational deficiencies such as safety hazards, lack of equipment, poor work flow and ineffective team communication. In situ simulations and classroom simulations can be utilized to not only assess competence, but also educate clinicians to new protocols, checklists and alerts and accelerate their adoption.

Process Improvement
 

ROI and the Human Factor

Everyone benefits. Dignity Hospital engaged MSC to implement simulation based team training with their clinicians as a part of their overall sepsis initiative. They reported that patient outcomes improved dramatically, over the next few years: 1,476 lives saved, a 73% reduction in mortality, and a $69 million cost reduction in an 8-hospital system.

CASE STUDY: Dignity Hospital
RESULT: Dignity Health and MSC partner to achieve a stunning, $69 million cost reduction over 6 years.  Learn more...

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