ASPiH standards for simulation-based education: process of consultation, design and implementation
We are all aware of the publication of various standards of practice for simulation and health professional education, but how much thought have you put into what they really mean?
SimGHOSTS past president Dr Scott Crawford has recently written an editorial for BMJ Simulation Technology Education and Learning "ASPiH standards for simulation-based education: process of consultation, design and implementation". In his editorial, Scott discusses the purpose of standards, how they are developed and subsequently used. There is an interesting depiction of the overlap in standards developed by different organizations, and discussion of the potential ramifications of this. Scott's editorial also comments on the delicate balance of ensuring that standards meet their purpose and are achievable by those they serve.
All of these points make for an interesting read and a better understanding of standards overall - why they exist, who they serve, how they are developed, how they are used, and why the industry needs to be careful not to create too much of a good thing. You can read it for yourself here, and read the ASPiH standards here.