Simulation-based training has evolved from an educational afterthought to a clinical learning necessity—and the amount of associated data and information has increased exponentially. In fact, a sim center’s data may double every two years! But with the help of a simulation management solution, you can collect and report on data from a variety of devices, departments, sources, and systems.
What type of simulation-related data does a medical school need—and why? Read on for nine essential administrative and academic reports that will help you optimize your sim center operations.
1. Center utilization
Who’s using your simulation center (classes, departments, or community partners), at what times, and for what purpose? A center utilization will help you report on the session date, the case/scenario used, the department and instructors associated with the session, the assigned evaluators and support staff, and more.
2. Equipment utilization
Keep track of all equipment types, including rooms, capital (mannequins and task trainers), supplies, and drugs. An equipment utilization report will allow you to identify the supplies in stock and available quantity. When supplies get low, automate the reorder process.
3. Aggregate data use (by learner)
Report on learner activities and enrollment, including what cases or scenarios they’ve completed and what cases or scenarios they’re scheduled to complete.
4. Aggregate data use (by department)
Scheduling and maintenance can become a challenge when your simulation center is used by multiple school departments, or even rented out to community partners. Summarize data by department to make the most of your center and assets at all times.
5. Learner reports on competencies
An academic competency is a skill set used to evaluate a learner to meet certain criteria. Report on competencies and performance assessments associated with a case or scenario.
6. Learner reports on surveys
A case or scenario may be followed up by a learner survey. Use a learner report to aggregate learner responses to survey questions.
7. Population reports on competencies
Are your learners consistently meeting – or missing – required competencies? Track learner trends across classes and years to ensure your curricula is enabling your learners to develop the necessary skill sets for clinical practice.
8. Measurement: details on mannequins and SPs
Streamline your workflow! Report on captured mannequin vital signs and event logs, and track SP availability, assignments, feedback, and evaluations. A center calendar report can also show you what mannequins or SPs are available to be scheduled for an upcoming session.
9. Measurement: changes between student years
See how your learners are developing their skills through the duration of the clinical education program, track competencies, and measure performance. When you measure the changes between levels, and trend annual simulations with like performances or competencies, it’s easier to ensure your learners are mastering skills at the appropriate rate.
Whether you’re tracking center utilization or analyzing learner competency development, optimized reporting is a key to simulation success. And when your center deploys a simulation management solution, you’re better able to generate student reports from evaluations, scores, performance, surveys, and create center/inventory usage statistics.
Schedule a free consultation to learn how you can boost reporting and improve learner outcomes by deploying a simulation management solution at your simulation center.
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