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In situ simulation as a quality improvement initiative
  1. Phani Kiran Yajamanyam1,
  2. Dalbir Sohi2
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Phani Kiran Yajamanyam, Neonatal Unit, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Mindelsohn way, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK; pyajamanyam{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Simulation-based learning has gained recent recognition as a means of improving patient safety. In situ simulation, that is conducting simulation training in actual clinical environment, is a novel approach to detecting deficiencies in healthcare systems, termed as latent safety threats (LSTs). We implemented in situ simulation training as a quality improvement initiative and were able to detect several LSTs, thus improving patient safety.

  • Technology
  • Medical Education
  • Accident & Emergency
  • Neonatology

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