Feb 28: Keynote V: The use of simulations to increase the understanding of how decisions could affect safety on micro, meso and macro level in systems
Quality and safety in healthcare emerges in the interaction between multiple individuals, teams and support systems making the right resources such as medications, equipment, information and people available at the right time. Simulation based education (SBE) has been an integral part of safety management in many high-risk industries yet in healthcare focus of SBE has been mainly on training technical and nontechnical skills in routine and escalating situations. Simulations can also be used to increase the understanding of how the system is affected by the decisions made. I will address and exemplify how gaming and simulation can be used as tools for learning about system safety on an individual, team and organisational level and as one of many strategies for achieving resilient healthcare.