International Virtual Simulation Education in Critical Care During COVID-19 Pandemic: Preliminary Description of the Virtual Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and iNjury Program

Laure Flurin, Aysun Tekin, Marija Bogojevic, Simon Zec, Yuqiang Sun, Heyi Li, Alexander Finch, Sumera Ahmad, Rahul Kashyap, Ognjen Gajic, Alexander S. Niven, Yue Dong

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Abstract

Statement The Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and iNjury program is a well-established, interactive, and simulation-based program designed to improve the quality of care delivered in intensive care units. The COVID-19 pandemic created an overwhelming surge of critically ill patients worldwide, and infection control concerns limited healthcare providers' access to in-person and hands-on simulation training when they needed it the most. Virtual simulation offers an alternative to in-person training but is often complex and expensive. We describe our successful development and initial implementation of an inexpensive, simulation-based virtual Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and iNjury program to address the pressing need for effective critical care training in various resource-limited settings both within and outside of the United States. The overall satisfaction rate ("excellent"or "very good"responses) was 94.4% after the virtual simulation workshop. Our initial experience suggests that virtual interactions can be engaging and build strong relationships, like in-person continuing professional education, even using relatively simple technology. This knowledge-to-practice improvement platform can be readily adapted to other disciplines beyond critical care medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022

Keywords

  • critical care
  • international education
  • interprofessional education
  • Virtual simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation

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