Simulation-Based Training for Collaboration within and between Health Services

Simulation-Based Training for Collaboration within and between Health Services

2021 - 2026

Policy states that specialist and municipal healthcare services shall collaborate to a larger extent in order to generate a more efficient flow of patients. However, studies and experience have identified gaps in the required competence to make this happen. This can lead to serious compromises in patient safety and treatment. The project will contribute to closing the competence gap.

Based on the competence model KlinObsKommune, the project will design and implement simulation scenarios to train intra-municipal collaboration and collaboration between municipal and specialist healthcare services. The simulations will use a mixture of physical and virtual elements put together to stimulate collaboration skills and to optimize learning.

The project will use scientific methods to understand which collaboration events are most critical and for which simulation-based training will give most benefit. Simulation-based training will then be developed for these events, with the aim of creating generic reusable vignettes that can be composed into larger interaction scenarios. The scenarios can be realized in various mixed-reality settings, from discussion exercises to various forms of VR-supported training.

The project will work integrated with other existing activities that implement parts of the KlinObsKommune model. The project participants have a good overview of these different activities and will work actively to integrate the training into education and work processes, so that structural barriers do not prevent learning.

The project will include the use of digital support services in the vignettes and will inform initiatives that work on such services about the project's findings from a training perspective.