World Patient Safety DayA global public health issue
Globally, the World Health Organization estimates that medical errors result in 2.4 million deaths, every year. Harm from medical care poses a substantial burden in terms of morbidity and mortality on people around the world. It is our vision that no one should die or be disabled unnecessarily during birth or from sudden illness, trauma, or medical errors.
Harmed while receiving healthcare
Annual patient safety incidents
Annual cost due to medical errors
Why improve patient safety?
There is a 1 in 300 chance of a patient being harmed in a hospital.
1 in 4 patients are harmed while receiving primary and ambulatory healthcare.
Healthcare-associated infections occur in 14 out of every 100 patients.
More than 40 million adverse events occur to patients during hospitalization.
Getting the opportunity to practice
One of the biggest challenges for improving patient safety is the opportunity to practice. Clinical placement opportunities, especially within nurse education, are becoming increasingly limited as the demand for healthcare workers increases due to aging populations.
Not only is the opportunity for practice essential, but also the ability to practice safely without putting patients at risk. Simulation-based training allows students, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers to integrate cognitive learning with hands-on skills practice without risk to patients.
Reducing medical errors and improving patient safety are essential elements of patient care, but not the only ones. Providing optimal patient care also includes uncovering latent safety threats, facilitating teamwork and communication, and ensuring professional competency is not only maintained, but improved.
The methodology of simulation education has gained widespread recognition within the field of healthcare as a powerful tool for reinforcing clinical knowledge, improving team communication, and teaching decision-making skills. Simulation is an educational methodology, not a technology. Simulation can be used not only to teach clinical skills, but also teamwork and communication. It can also be used to standardize training, meet evidence-based guidelines, and target specific goals. There is a shift in mindset from what simulation can do to how simulation can be best used to improve patient care.
Does simulation work?
Healthcare training has traditionally relied on a “see one, do one” approach to teaching. Teaching in this context focuses on imparting knowledge. Simulation-based training makes that knowledge come alive—alive in a setting designed to imitate real clinical encounters and lifelike experiences where clinicians can refine their individual and team skills without posing risk to real patients.
Innovation for impact
Making a Business Case for Simulation?
If you plan on introducing or growing simulation within your institution, someone in your approval structure is likely to ask, “What’s the Return on Investment, the ROI?”
Optimising your investment
Our team of educators and technicians help you maintain your simulation equipment as well as gain the critical skills necessary to optimise performance and learning outcomes.
Prepare for the unexpected
In-situ simulation training enables you to identify and address latent hazards that threaten patient safety in your working environment.
LLEAP brings simplicity to running simulation training and efficiencies to the management and development of scenarios.
Simulation & Training
Solutions designed for effective simulation training and efficient implementation.
A systematic approach to learning
The Circle of Learning is a systematic approach to learning and teaching. It can be used to help organize and prioritize the areas of learning most relevant to your educational objectives.