Simulation-based Education

School of Nursing and Health Studies Simulation-based Education

Simulation at N&HS

At HKMU’s School of Nursing and Health Studies (N&HS), we are dedicated to provide the most effective and immersive learning experiences to our students. To ensure their preparedness for real-world healthcare scenarios, we have integrated simulation into our curriculum since 2008. This cutting-edge training approach prepares our students for real-world healthcare challenges. By engaging in simulation-based education, students at N&HS gain practical knowledge, enhance clinical skills, and cultivate critical thinking and decision-making abilities within a safe and controlled environment.

High-fidelity Simulation

High-fidelity simulation refers to a state-of-the-art training method that replicates realistic patient scenarios in a controlled environment. Through the use of advanced technology and lifelike simulators, students can engage in hands-on practice that closely resembles actual clinical situations. All scenarios are carefully developed to reflect real-life situations that healthcare professionals may encounter, ensuring that students are well-prepared for their future clinical practice.

Hybrid Simulation

Hybrid simulation combines different modalities, such as virtual reality, standardized patients, and task trainers, to create comprehensive learning experiences. This approach enables students to engage with a diverse range of patient cases and healthcare settings, further enhancing their skills and adaptability.

Patient-focused Simulation

Patient-focused simulation places an emphasis on the holistic care of patients. It allows students to develop their communication and empathy skills by interacting with standardized patients who portray various medical conditions and situations. This type of simulation enables students to understand and address the emotional and psychological aspects of patient care, in addition to the technical aspects.

Overall, simulation-based education at HKMU's School of Nursing and Health Studies offers a dynamic and immersive learning environment for healthcare students. By integrating advanced simulation technologies, diverse simulation modalities, and a patient-centered approach, the School prepares students to become competent and compassionate healthcare professionals who can meet the complex needs of the community.

Preparation for Simulation

Pre-briefing Video

The purpose of the Pre-Briefing Video in a simulation activity extends beyond setting the stage and preparing students. It also serves to establish basic assumptions and a friction contract, as well as emphasize the importance of confidentiality. By highlighting these essential aspects, the video promotes a psychological safe and conducive learning environment, fostering trust, collaboration, and professionalism among participants.

Familiarization Video

This video introduces the various equipment and tools they will encounter during the simulation, such as monitors, mannequins, or task trainers, explaining their functionalities and proper usage. The Familiarization Video helps reduce anxiety and uncertainty by giving students a visual understanding of what to expect, promoting a sense of comfort and readiness. By familiarizing students with the simulation environment beforehand, the video enhances engagement and optimizes learning outcomes during the simulation activity.

Confidentiality Agreement

Confidentiality Agreement

This agreement emphasizes the importance of maintaining confidentiality and privacy regarding the simulation scenarios, students’ performance, and any personal information that may be shared during the activity. By signing this agreement, students commit to respecting and safeguarding the confidentiality of all involved. This creates a safe and trusting environment, where individuals feel comfortable exploring and learning from their mistakes without fear of judgment. The Confidentiality Agreement promotes open communication, encourages honest reflection, and fosters a supportive atmosphere for students to fully engage and grow during the simulation activity.