A Scoping Literature Review of Simulation Training Program Curriculum Standards

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  • Summary Statement Simulation educator training is well supported in the literature and endorsed by the Society of Simulation in Healthcare as well as the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. Despite growth of domestic and international training programs, there is a lack of consensus regarding curriculum standards. Our aim was to identify core curricular components of comprehensive simulation training programs. A scoping literature review of all relevant publications from 2000 to 2020 was conducted using a 6-step design. A team of 10 multidisciplinary, international simulation educators independently reviewed all citations with discrepancies resolved by third-person review. Of the initial 320 identified unique publications, a total of 15 articles were included, all published within the last 6 years. Four themes were identified: domains (n = 6), competencies (n = 3), objectives (n = 8), and other characteristics (n = 3). The findings support a greater understanding of the core curricular content across simulation training programs to support standardization.
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  • O'Rourke J; Brown M; Elias ME; Podolej GS; Cardell A; Golden A; Gurevich-Gal R; Roszczynialski KN; Tayeb B; Wong N
  • Start Page

  • 264
  • End Page

  • 269
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 4