I want to draw your attention to this blog post about the AHRQ’s issue brief which showed that simulation can help protect Ebola patients and health care workers. The blog mentions that similar to other high-risk industries like aerospace, transportation and power-generation, health care is also a high risk industry. The issue brief titled “Health Care Simulation to Advance Safety: Responding to Ebola and Other Threats” highlights the importance of simulation in preparing for health epidemics like Ebola, and in improving team performances. The blog also mentions that “realistic drills and honest feedback allowed clinicians to address gaps and improve aspects of their preparedness to respond to real patients.”
I am curious to hear from members here about their perspectives on simulations as a way to prepare for health epidemics. Also, have you ever been involved in similar simulation efforts? What was your experience like?
Link leads to: http://www.ahrq.gov/news/blog/ahrqviews/031715.html