The Added Value of Simulation-Based Training in Healthcare
Simulation-based training is an important part of the development and learning process of knowledge and skills. For example, a pilot learns to fly in a simulator instead of an actual airplane first, and initially, in healthcare a nurse trains with help of a mannequin.
A well-constructed simulation-based training allows trainees to answer the question, “If I do this, what happens?” It provides them with an opportunity to test out different scenarios to see what works and to understand how they arrived at the right and wrong answers. This trial-and-error approach gives trainees the knowledge and confidence they need to apply their new skills in the real world.