Whilst acute hospitals may have response teams that arrive quickly in many clinical settings, team support may be delayed or not available. It is important, however, that this call is made. In these situations, it may be necessary for you to act independently if they do not arrive. Part of the education design is to learn procedures as an individual which you can then apply in a team setting.
The affects of your interventions in the scenarios may not be evident until later. Often, you may not see immediate results despite taking the correct course of action. This is part of the training. You can redo the scenarios as often as you wish to improve patient outcome.
If you make a mistake while attempting the scenarios, you can redo the scenario. At this stage we have not opted for a timer pause button. Be aware that all interventions are shorter than their real time equivalents in an effort to simulate the ability to perform more than one intervention at a time.
The program has been designed for ‘first responders’ in any clinical setting i.e. acute and primary care. Whilst acute hospitals may have response teams that arrive quickly in many clinical settings, team support may be delayed or not available. As a compromise, we designed the scenarios to run for eight minutes, which also enables learners to practice for a reasonable amount of time.