Simulation scenarios are clinical situations recreated in a simulation session. The purpose of these scenarios is to closely mimic a real world event and provide students with the chance to practice the skills they have learnt.
Scenario writing is more than just putting together a brief patient history and a setting and task for the participants. By putting some extra thought and effort into your scenarios, they have much more longevity, are better at achieving the learning objectives and will fit with the needs and resources of your program.
The following presentations are from a scenario development workshop held at La Trobe Rural Health School in July 2015. The first covers the basic components of a scenario and the second helps to address some of the common pitfalls in scenario development. Here you’ll find some pointers to writing comprehensive simulation scenarios.