The advantages of simulation training
- Learner´s active role and self-direction are emphasized
- Integration of theory and practice
- Repetition, evaluation and reflection are enabled
- Competence of the group is brought forward
- Individual competence and survey of operating models
- Communication skills are trained
- In a simulation situation one has to act and think simultaneously and make decisions and follow their effects; control of the overall situation; diversity and concreteness of issues; rapid response
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Simulation to be used by partners
SAMK offers the health and welfare simulation environment also for its partners to use. The topics can cover for example multisectoral Workplace Health Promotion Days or Staff Training Days (e.g. cerebrovascular disorders, myocardial infarctions, unconsciousness, respiratory insufficiency).
What can professionals learn by simulation?
- Challenging and unusual situations
- Typical situations, improving performances and minimizing errors
- New skills
- Anticipating future problems
- Preparing for crisis or emergency situations
- Flexible clinical pathways
- Decision-making competence in nursing
- Instruments as part of nursing
- New recommendations and nursing tools as well as courses of treatment before treating real patients
Simulation learning can assist in maintaining the competence needed in the professions. Moreover, simulations enable repeating challenging situations, so the situation will not remain a one-time experience.
Simulation learning as a research topic
Simulation as a learning environment is widely researched and theses are being written on the topic.
SAMK participates in an international Erasmus-funded iSPAD project (Innovative Simulation Pedagogy for Academic Development), which aims at finding innovations to nursing education by the means of simulation.
SAMK Simulation Centre for Health and Welfare
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Coordinating Nurse Katri Inkinen
+358 44 710 3233