Can anyone give me an idea of how much time you are spending regarding setting up a scenario that you run on the fly? For example an OB post partum where the Simman body has to be converted to pregnant female with clothiing, iv moulage for a boggy fundus, bladder prepped for distention etc? Also need to include setting up medications etc. We do not have a designated sim lab so this is having to be done several days in advance and left along with another scenario for another disease process. I am not in the lab all the time so when I come back to do the scenario everything has to be checked and some things redone because people tend to change the manakins when they are not in use, take speakers, props etc to utilize in the other labs going on.
I come into the lab from being in clinicals for 10 hrs the day before and am expected to run this starting at 8 am. Do you build time into your schedules for routine maintenance, downtime, failure during scenarioo etc? I am only one person and I can't seem to get across the fact that this is not just a go in and do it job! I'd appreciate your input and ideas regarding communication of time needed for scenario preperation, writing and tweeking canned scenarios etc.
Lisa Hill , RN Sim Lab Coord. BRTC