Playing with Dolls: Effective Utilization of Simulation for Staff Training and Quality Improvement Outcomes
Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2012
© 2012 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Special Issue: 2012 Convention Proceedings
Volume 41, Issue s1, page S110, June 2012
How to Cite
Lai, B. (2012), Playing with Dolls: Effective Utilization of Simulation for Staff Training and Quality Improvement Outcomes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41: S110. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01361_85.x
- Issue online: 14 JUN 2012
- Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2012
Purpose for the Program
Discuss the effective use of simulation in the clinical setting for the obstetric population.
Utilization of multidisciplinary simulation in the clinical setting.
Implementation, Outcomes, and Evaluation
We will briefly discuss barriers to simulating in the acute setting and focus on eliminating those barriers. Barriers include scheduling simulation, getting staff buy-in, and ensuring multidisciplinary involvement. Every effective education implementation should be accompanied by a tracking system, and we will review the use of an online learning management system to track staff participation. Additionally, we will examine how simulation can be used to provide measurement for quality improvement and to evaluate effectiveness of hospital specific protocols with a case study review of a massive hemorrhage protocol implementation that was supplemented by data collected during simulation.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Improved practice of the bedside clinician, improved teamwork, and improved quality outcomes.