In the latest instalment of our Advances in Simulation (@AdvinSimulation) series, Vic was joined by Nora Colman (@noracolman) and Sue Barnes to discuss how simulation can be used to plan and test new healthcare facilities and systems.
They each brought immense personal experience to their publications, and we discussed ways to smooth the paths for others with similar challenges. We talked about key steps in stakeholder collaboration, needs assessment, scenario planning and delivery, debriefing, and reporting
Nora Colman, Cara Doughty, Jennifer Arnold, Kimberly Stone, Jennifer Reid, Ashley Dalpiaz & Kiran B. Hebbar. Simulation-based clinical systems testing for healthcare spaces: from intake through implementation. Advances in Simulation volume 4, Article number: 19 (2019)
Alyshah Kaba & Sue Barnes. Commissioning simulations to test new healthcare facilities: a proactive and innovative approach to healthcare system safety. Advances in Simulation volume 4, Article number: 17 (2019)