SIRC Glossary

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Certification of Simulation

The process of approving that a simulation or simulation program meets certain published standards

Clinical Simulation Center

Environment that serves as a resource to learners and instructors during the development, implementation and evaluation of simulation activities

Clinical Simulation Laboratory

Environment that serves as a resource to learners and instructors during the development, implementation and evaluation of simulation activities

Cue

Information provided by instructors or designated participants in the simulation that helps the student progress through the simulation activity by providing information about the step the student is on or is approaching

Debriefing

Activity that follows a simulation experience led by a facilitator wherein feedback is provided on the simulation participants’ performance while positive aspects of the completed simulation are discussed and reflective thinking encouraged

Feedback

Information given to a participant from an instructor, simulator or peer regarding his understanding of concepts or performance of skills

Fidelity

The degree to which either a simulation encounter or simulation equipment approaches reality

Formative Evaluation

Evaluation wherein the evaluator’s focus is on the learner’s progress towards goal attainment. A process for determining the competence of a person engaged in a healthcare activity for the purpose of providing constructive feedback for that person to improve

Guided Reflection

Process encouraged by the instructor during debriefing that reinforces the critical aspects of the experience and encourages insightful learning allowing the participant to link theory with practice and research

High Fidelity

Experiences using full scale computerized patient simulators, virtual reality or standardized patients that are extremely realistic and provide a high level of interactivity and realism for the learner

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