Standards for simulation-based education in healthcare

Published: 19 May 2017 Ezine

The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) has published a framework around simulation-based education (SBE).

The Framework describes the attributes required to design and deliver effective SBE.

The ASPiH Standards Project Team consulted with over 40 pilot sites, received feedback from over 80 individual practitioners and engaged with experts from key stakeholder organisations to ensure the document is relevant and applicable across the widest possible range of SBE applications.

The framework is intended to provide quality assurance for providers, regulators, professional bodies and commissioners and has the following wider benefits:

  • Provides a common framework and defined standards that can be applied within educational and healthcare sectors
  • Provides a clear focus on improving the quality of simulation-based education and practice
  • Informs future policy and practice amongst regulatory and professional bodies
  • Supports better informed and more consistent commissioning practices
  • Strengthens opportunities and benefits of peer networking, collaboration and improvement
  • Provides a more robust platform on which to develop the evidence base that will further define best practice

Find out more and download the framework