The quality of role portrayal by simulated patients, simulated family members, team members (or any simulated role), has immediate and specific impact on the fidelity of the simulation and the outcome of the experience for the learners. If a goal in simulation is to achieve the highest level of realism to allow the learner to carry out the required tasks and to be fully engaged, all participants in the simulation must be properly prepared or trained. It may be challenging to train those who are assisting in the simulation as patients, family members, or team members when there are time constraints. There is an established methodology for training Standardized Patients that has proven to produce very realistic and standardized portrayals, This pre-simulation training which is usually days before a simulation is thorough and has proven efficacy. However, in some situations, it is necessary to recruit and prepare people for a simulation quickly and shortly before the simulation starts. These roles do not require intensive in-depth training, but realism and reproducibility are still an important feature to maintain the integrity of the total simulation.
Training Technique Rationale
In some situations, an SPE must train in a short period of time before the start of a simulation. This workshop condenses the well-established SP Methodology and training techniques into a thirty minute training system for situations that require realistic portrayals in pain and highly emotional affects such as panic, anxiety and grief. Using SP techniques and standardized scales, a person can be trained to realistically and repetitively portray the role needed to enhance and complete the simulation.
Training Technique Session Objectives/h2>
Identify techniques specific to standardizing affective portrayals
Utilize tools to calibrate components of affect
Develop 10 point scales to create a shared vocab of affect
Identify behaviors of the SP centered training method