ASPiH Standards 2023 for Simulation-Based Practice

The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) created the Standards to support learners, simulation practitioners and organisations to bolster simulation practice and patient safety, in benefit of patients, service users, families and communities.

"I like the clear framework for each aspect of sim training. Clear, simple, aspirational facets that everybody delivering sim should be aiming to."

"Great, all-inclusive. Readable. Language crosses all boundaries. Works in different settings including universities."

"What i like best is the emphasis on collaboration and equity of access in the core values, along with the drive for excellence through robust evaluation and research. This helps not only individual sim providers to guide the local services but give us at a regional level something to work from in our regional agenda."

Dear ASPiH Members and Stakeholders,

The ASPiH Standards were first published in 2016, describing the attributes required to design and deliver effective simulation-based education and practice. Since then, they have provided a common framework within educational and healthcare sectors, and underpinned quality assurance for simulation providers, regulators, professional bodies and commissioners.

In November 2021, ASPiH initiated a formal review and an update of the framework, aiming to meet the current needs of simulation practitioners and learners, reflect the evolution of simulation practice, account for emerging technologies, and address themes such as interprofessional simulation, sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion. The revision process has included a literature review, ample consultation through virtual and face-to-face meetings, analysis of contributions, drafting of the revised standards and peer review by international simulation experts, as well as stakeholder discussions and a member survey capturing perspectives on the proposed draft.

The revised ASPiH Standards continue to focus on elements and principles of theory and evidence-based practice applicable over the broad spectrum of simulation in health and care as a guiding compass for decision-making as an educator.

View the Standards review process here.

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