ASPiH Standards for Simulation-Based Education (SBE)
The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) created the Standards for SBE to combine relevant best practice and published evidence in simulation-based education for all healthcare professionals with consideration of a number of existing quality assurance processes currently in use across the UK and around the world.
'The ASPiH Standards provide a strong backbone in the description and clarification of the required standards. I am happy to tell that again I found valuable help in your framework'
Helge Lorentzen -Director of Educational Strategy and Standards - SAFER - Stavanger Acute Medicine Foundation for Education and Research
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ASPiH standards for simulation-based education: process of consultation, design and implementation (10 July, 2018) Scott B Crawford
ASPiH Standards Framework Consultation report Consultation Report, Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) Standards for Simulation-based education© 2017
The ASPiH Standards Framework and Guidance, Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) Standards for Simulation-based education© 2016
THE 21 STANDARDS Pamphlet Standards Framework, Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) Standards for Simulation-based education© 2016
ASPiH STANDARDS for SBE BRISTOL PowerPoint PRESENTATION
Those who have contributed to the development of the ASPiH Standards for SBE have been acknowledged in the relevant iterations of the document but ASPiH would also like to acknowledge the valuable input provided to first iteration of the ASPiH standards document from the following individuals -
Professor Bryn Baxendale, Past President, Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare and Professor of Simulation, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham.
Omer Farooq, Clinical Educational Leadership Fellow, Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation and Yorks and Humber Deanery
Graham Fent, Educational Leadership in Simulation Fellow, Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation and Yorks and Humber Deanery
Carrie Hamilton, Simulated Patient Lead, Training and Development, University Hospital, Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Mark Hellaby, North West Simulation Education Network Manager, Health Education North West
Pete Jaye, Simulation Director, Guy’s and St Thomas's Simulation Centre, London.
Rhoda MacKenzie, Member, Standards Committee, Association or Simulated Practice in Healthcare, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Aberdeen
Clair Merriman, Member, Standards Committee, Association or Simulated Practice in Healthcare, Principal Lecturer, Head of Professional Practice Skills, Oxford Brookes University
Jane Nicklin, Regional Clinical Skills Advisor, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber
Anoop Prakash, Educational Leadership in Simulation Fellow, Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation and Yorkshire and Humber Deanery.
Prof Nick Sevdalis, Professor of Implementation Science & Patient Safety; Chief Editor, BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning .
Ann Sunderland, Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds
The availability of agreed standards of practice are a key platform for driving improved outcomes and increasing efficiency in many areas of education and training. In healthcare simulation, such standards aim to enable education providers and commissioners to focus on designing and delivering high quality Simulation-based Education (SBE)to benefit patient care in many areas of clinical practice. Health Education England supported a 2-year consultation programme carried out by The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH), the membership body for SBE in the United Kingdom and Ireland, to develop a National Standards Framework for SBE. The Framework document was launched at the ASPiH Annual Conference in November 2016. The consultation included engaging with over 40 pilot sites active in SBE across the UK and Ireland with their feedback helping to shape the final document before publishing. The methodology and results analysis from the 2-year consultation process are now published in the 2016 Consultation Report.
The Framework describes 21 standards supported by extensive guidance and is designed to be applicable to all areas of SBE practice. It is, however, recognised that SBE methodologies, technologies and areas of application are expanding rapidly and the framework needs to develop in the future to take account of these new initiatives. During 2017, ASPiH will be asking all those adopting the standards in their department or institution to register on-line and to feedback information about the utility, applicability and compliance with the standards. This will include asking adopters to complete a draft self-accreditation process to identify gaps in SBE delivery or resources that could lead to potential compliance issues. This process should not only highlight new practices, technologies or applications of SBE not covered in the current document but also ensure it strikes the right balance between being broadly applicable and being robust enough to drive better practice. The results of the pilot accreditation system and feedback from the simulation community on the application of the standards will be presented at the ASPiH Annual Conference 2017 taking place in Telford, UK from 6th to 8th November. This will inform any agreed revisions of the Standards Framework for 2018.
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