Dr Gabrielle Tracy McClelland and Amanda Briggs from the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Faculty of Health Studies University of Bradford, UK were selected to present a workshop entitled ‘Optimizing Patient Safety through Culturally Competent Simulation-based Education with Health Professionals’ at the 9th ASPiH annual conference which took place in Southport on the 13 -15 November 2018.
The confernce theme was ‘ Maximising Impact’ and the workshop sub-theme was ‘Faculty Development’. The aim of the interactive workshop was to support participants to understand how patient diversity may be integrated into simulation based education with health professionals. The importance of preparing health professionals to be able to respond to patients in a safe, effective and inclusive manner was explored using authentic case studies. This workshop presented materials produced as part of a 3 year EU Erasmus funded project entitled the ‘Sim-Versity project’ involving partners from University College Cork, Ireland, Savonia University of Applied Sciences Ltd, Finland, University of Maribor, Slovenia, and the University of Bradford (09/17-08/2020). The recently developed Simulation Education Diversity Assessment Tool was showcased during the workshop.
For more information on the Sim-Versity Project please contact Dr McClelland (Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org)