Simulation changing the face of healthcare improvement: a silver lining from the COVID-19 pandemic?

Victoria Brazil, Mirette Dubé

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Abstract

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While most health services hoped to simply survive the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare simulation programs may look back on this period as a defining moment; when simulation became integrated and interwoven into healthcare improvement. COVID-19 necessitated rapid and high stakes changes to physical environments, care pathways, equipment, and work practices. Traditional approaches to change were too cumbersome, and simulation programs around the world stepped into this niche. Using diverse techniques and technology, simulations were designed to test new ways of working, and to prepare frontline staff for the cognitive and affective challenges of COVID-19 care. Can we maintain the momentum, and support clinicians to view simulation as a way to improve care, through simple, low-cost techniques?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-358
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

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