In situ simulation to assess workplace attitudes and effectiveness in a new facility

Aimee King Gardner, Rami A. Ahmed, Richard L. George, Jennifer A. Frey

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Abstract

Introduction: In situ simulation within new facilities holds the promise of identifying latent safety threats. The aim of this study was to identify if in situ simulation can also impact important employee perceptions and attitudes. Methods: In the current study, health care professionals of an adult, urban, community teaching hospital level 1 trauma center participated in simulated scenarios in a new emergency department. Before and after the simulated scenarios, participants provided responses to the variables regarding their ability to work in the new facility and other work-related variables. Results: Significant increases in communication (P = 0.05), facility clinical readiness (P < 0.05), self-efficacy (P < 0.01), trauma readiness (P < 0.01), and work space satisfaction (P < 0.05) were found from presimulation to postsimulation. The results also demonstrated a significant decrease from presimulation to postsimulation with performance beliefs (P < 0.001). Finally, cardiac readiness did not reveal a significant change from presimulation to postsimulation. Discussion: In situ simulation exercises before practicing clinically in a new facility can both increase familiarity with new clinical environments and impact important organizational outcomes. Thus, simulation in a new work space can influence factors important to employees, organizations, and patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-358
Number of pages8
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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Aptitude
Job Satisfaction
Trauma Centers
Community Hospital
Self Efficacy
Teaching Hospitals
Workplace
Hospital Emergency Service
workplace
Communication
Organizations
Exercise
Delivery of Health Care
Safety
simulation
Wounds and Injuries
Workspace
trauma
Simulation
employee organization

Keywords

  • Emergency service
  • Facility readiness
  • Organizational outcomes
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Epidemiology
  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Medicine(all)

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In situ simulation to assess workplace attitudes and effectiveness in a new facility. / Gardner, Aimee King; Ahmed, Rami A.; George, Richard L.; Frey, Jennifer A.

In: Simulation in Healthcare, Vol. 8, No. 6, 12.2013, p. 351-358.

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Gardner, Aimee King ; Ahmed, Rami A. ; George, Richard L. ; Frey, Jennifer A. / In situ simulation to assess workplace attitudes and effectiveness in a new facility. In: Simulation in Healthcare. 2013 ; Vol. 8, No. 6. pp. 351-358.
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