At Best Practice Medicine we take the science and research of simulation very seriously. Evidence-based medicine is at the heart of all that we do. Using cutting edge technology and teaching pedagogy, we stay up-to-date with the best practice in patient care and in teaching.
Our simulations increase team performance, address communication dynamics, reduce medical errors, and prepare your staff using life like rehearsals for the high-consequence, low-frequency emergencies that cost lives. The new way to train is here.
Simulation-based training has been institutionalized in other high-hazard professions, such as aviation, nuclear power, and the military, to maximize training safety and minimize risk. Health care has lagged behind in simulation applications for a number of reasons, including cost, lack of rigorous proof of effect, and resistance to change.
Most of us remember taking a CPR course when we practiced on "Dead Fred," a lifeless, limbless torso of foam. This teaching practice is in a sense medical simulation. However, the realism of this patient, and therefore the reality of the scene, is impaired by the fact that our patients are not in fact limbless plastic torsos. By integrating state-of-the-art simulator mannequin technology and employing an elite team of certified simulation specialists, we break this barrier and we train providers with a higher caliber of realism. These simulator mannequins take the place of real patients, so when providers make a mistake they can learn from it without risking the life of a father, daughter, neighbor, or friend. With life-like anatomical structures, actual pulse points, reactive and adaptive responses to treatment, and so much more, we can control the scene 100% and truly focus on objectives and experiential learning.
Simulation-based training has been institutionalized in other high-hazard professions, such as aviation, nuclear power, and the military, to maximize training safety and minimize risk. Healthcare has lagged behind in simulation applications for a number of reasons, including cost, lack of rigorous proof of effect, and resistance to change. Effective training has been shown to improve care and outcome, decrease litigation claims, and reduce sick leave. To be effective, training should be incentivized, in a realistic context, and delivered to inter-professional teams similar to those delivering actual care. Teamwork training is a useful addition, but it should be based on the characteristics of effective teamwork as derived from the study of frontline teams. Implementation of simulation and teamwork training is challenging with constraints on staff time, facilities, and finances. Local adoption and adaptation of effective programs can help keep costs down and make them locally relevant while maintaining effectiveness.
Short answer? Because it works. Recent studies show alarming rates of medical error in even the most developed healthcare systems. Preventable medical errors account for more than 400,000 deaths every year in the US alone (1). Best Practice Medicine was founded out of this understanding: there are good providers in this world harming patients because of bad decisions made out of a lack of meaningful continuing education. Simulation has been proven to reduce these medical errors and better prepare providers for those high-consequence patient encounters that only happen once in a blue moon. Now, you don't have to take our word for it. We may be pioneering the was simulation is delivered to rural and frontier settings, but there is an extensive body of knowledge which has closely studied the positive effects of simulation for years. At the end of the day, we believe, we know that providers care about doing their best, so take your care to the next level by practicing the way you practice.
Simulation-based learning can help mitigate this tension by developing health professionals' knowledge, skills, and attitudes while protecting patients from unnecessary risk. Simulation-based training has been institutionalized in other high-hazard professions, such as aviation, nuclear power, and the military, to maximize training safety and minimize risk. Health care has lagged behind in simulation applications for a number of reasons, including cost, lack of rigorous proof of effect, and resistance to change. Four themes provide a framework for an ethical analysis of simulation-based medical education: best standards of care and training, error management and patient safety, patient autonomy, and social justice and resource allocation. The use of simulation wherever feasible conveys a critical educational and ethical message to all: patients are to be protected whenever possible and they are not commodities to be used as conveniences of training. (1)
Effective training has been shown to improve care and outcome, decrease litigation claims and reduce sick leave. To be effective, training should be incentivised, in a realistic context, and delivered to inter-professional teams similar to those delivering actual care. Teamwork training is a useful addition, but it should be based on the characteristics of effective teamwork as derived from the study of frontline teams. Implementation of simulation and teamwork training is challenging, with constraints on staff time, facilities and finances. Local adoption and adaptation of effective programs can help keep costs down, and make them locally relevant whilst maintaining effectiveness. Training programs need to evolve continually in line with new evidence. To do this, it is vital to monitor outcomes and robustly evaluate programs for their impact on patient care and outcome, not just on participants. (1)
Leaders in medical education have proposed that simulation-based assessments are essential to solving some of these challenges, given that they permit the testing of learners’ performance in safe and standardized environments. However, before an assessment tool is widely implemented, the validity evidence supporting both its intended use and the interpretation of its scores needs to be established. A recent systematic review of 417 studies of simulation-based assessments highlights notable limitations in the validity evidence supporting such tools. Simulation-based assessments often correlate positively with patient-related outcomes. Although these surrogates are imperfect, tools with established validity evidence may replace workplace-based assessments for evaluating select procedural skills. (1)
I have to tell you what happened approximately two weeks after our simulation training. A local resident was flying his power parachute when he ran into the main power lines. He released himself (frame was hanging from the line) but when he walked around the parachute he touched the frame of his craft and was electrocuted. He came in with severe burns (40%). Myself and the provider had just done t...
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I just wanted to thank you for being the Lead Instructor/Hal operator for the Code 99 Simulations that you did for the hospital in 2014. You taught 14 simulations, with 67 total participants from 7 different departments. I appreciate the professionalism that you brought to these simulations, from the initial planning stages to the final simulation on the last day. You did an excellent job of heari...
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