Dr David Grant is a simulation expert who advocates the use of simulation, including human factors and crew resource management principles, being actively used in the healthcare environment as part of a pro-active risk management system.
Traditionally, simulation doesn’t get much of a positive reception – but we actively need to change that perception of judgement. To err is human, and as such we need to ensure that our mistakes are made on mannequins, not on patients! Simulation in our work environments aims to work on the human factors – there is good evidence that poor communication in healthcare teams is associated with poor outcomes for patients (as discussed in the video).
WHY is this important?
Improving care: Because we need to test our systems and patient care to ensure a patient gets the very best care no matter where they are – for example when introducing a new piece of equipment such as an intra-osseous gun
Complexity: simulating a procedure and training as a team to react to adverse events such as equipment failures best prepares us
Life long learning is important for all members of the team!
Thank you to Fahmi Adams for the video!
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About David Grant
After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch, David trained in Paediatrics and Paediatric Intensive Care in South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia. He is actively involved in implementation of simulation and technology enhanced educational tools at a local, regional, national and international level. He currently works at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children as a PICU consultant.