Evidence shows that hospitals using simulated patient training also known as dummy patient simulations, have significantly improved their performance in the long-term by improving their door to treatment time.
Simulation training is made up of two parts. Part 1: The stroke team in the hospital assign a simulated patient and is asked to receive and treat the simulated patient as they would for real life stroke patients. Part 2: The hospital should assess the first part and make note of all the improvements and changes that they can make to optimise their pathway and reduce their door to treatment time. Once this assessment has been completed, the hospital should repeat the simulation and implement the changes they have made note of.
Upon completion of Parts 1 & 2, the hospital should assess what improvements can be implemented to the everyday treatment pathway to optimise the quality of stroke care.
The simulation presentation serves as guidance for improvement points to optimise the pathway.
- SIMULATION PRESENTATION
SIMULATION PRESENTATION VIDEOS
Download these videos and insert them into the Simulation presentation to enhance discussions.
ACTION PLAN DOCUMENTS
Make use of the action plan document to note the improvements and correction actions that can be taken to optimise the pathway to improve the quality of stroke care within your hospital.
PATIENT SIMULATION EXAMPLE
Watch the videos below to see the impact that implementing the 4 key actions could have on reducing door to therapy time.