Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine

Review Article
SJEMed. 2022; 3(2): 151-160

Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review

Authors: Qasem Ahmed Almulihi, Duaa Abdulkadir Al Muslim, Aminah Raad Alturki, Asaad Suliman Shujaa.

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Abstract

Aim: Simulation-based learning programs have become increasingly popular over the past 20 years to improve healthcare professionals’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes while protecting patients from unnecessary risks and errors. However, recommended practices for simulations in healthcare are still unknown; hence this systematic review aimed to assess whether human simulations or machine stimulations programs would help prevent medical errors and improve patient safety. Methods: We searched for all the publications in the Medline, Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases from January 2000 (when the idea of simulation in healthcare to prevent Medical Errors (ME) was employed for the first time by the Institute of Medicine) to Feb 2022 with only English language-based literature. The risk of bias from A randomized controlled trial (RCTs) was assessed through Cochrane’s collaboration tool. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale was used to evaluate the quality of the cohort studies. The main outcome of this review was the improvement in professional skills among healthcare professionals and reduction in medical errors by employing simulation-based training. Results: Overall, the participants who received simulation-based training for the management of different clinical conditions and for the performance of various diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures showed better learning than those who were given traditional education and training. Moreover, the studies showed that simulation-based training can improve self-efficacy, confidence, and perceptions among medical professionals. Different simulated adult and pediatric scenarios were created to assess the errors and delays during drug infusion-preparation and administration. The simulation was demonstrated to be an effective way of reducing medical errors. Conclusions: By incorporating simulation-based training into medical education curricula, the acquisition of knowledge and professional skills can be improved. Moreover, this can help improve patient outcomes and reduce medical errors. Based on our findings, we suggest that simulation can be best used as a complement to the other methods of healthcare professionals’ teaching and training.

Keywords:   education, medication error, simulation‐based learning, systematic review


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Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review


Authors
Qasem Ahmed Almulihi
ER Department, King Fahad University Hospital, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Duaa Abdulkadir Al Muslim
Medical Department, Qatif Central Hospital, Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia
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Aminah Raad Alturki
Medical Intern, Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Asaad Suliman Shujaa
Consultant and Program Director of Residency Program, Emergency Department, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Centre, Dahran, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. ER Department, King Fahad University Hospital, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia; Qatif Central Hospital, Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia.; qasem.almulihi@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 05 Mar 2022
Revised 09 Apr 2022
Accepted 17 Apr 2022
Published online 24 May 2022
Published in print 08 Jun 2022

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Pubmed Style

Almulihi QA, Muslim DAA, Alturki AR, Shujaa AS. Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review. SJEMed. 2022; 3(2): 151-160. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


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Almulihi QA, Muslim DAA, Alturki AR, Shujaa AS. Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review. https://www.sjemed.com/?mno=98122 [Access: February 08, 2023]. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Almulihi QA, Muslim DAA, Alturki AR, Shujaa AS. Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review. SJEMed. 2022; 3(2): 151-160. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Almulihi QA, Muslim DAA, Alturki AR, Shujaa AS. Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review. SJEMed. (2022), [cited February 08, 2023]; 3(2): 151-160. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


Harvard Style

Almulihi, Q. A., Muslim, . D. A. A., Alturki, . A. R. & Shujaa, . A. S. (2022) Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review. SJEMed, 3 (2), 151-160. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


Turabian Style

Almulihi, Qasem Ahmed, Duaa Abdulkadir Al Muslim, Aminah Raad Alturki, and Asaad Suliman Shujaa. 2022. Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3 (2), 151-160. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


Chicago Style

Almulihi, Qasem Ahmed, Duaa Abdulkadir Al Muslim, Aminah Raad Alturki, and Asaad Suliman Shujaa. "Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 3 (2022), 151-160. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Almulihi, Qasem Ahmed, Duaa Abdulkadir Al Muslim, Aminah Raad Alturki, and Asaad Suliman Shujaa. "Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 3.2 (2022), 151-160. Print. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Almulihi, Q. A., Muslim, . D. A. A., Alturki, . A. R. & Shujaa, . A. S. (2022) Do departmental simulation and team training program reduce medical error and improve quality of patient care? A systemic review. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3 (2), 151-160. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1646523518


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