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Design of a Screen-Based Simulation for Training and Automated Assessment of Teamwork Skills

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Technical Report,15 Jul 2017,14 Jul 2018

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University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles United States

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Introduction While communication and teamwork skills are increasingly recognized as important factors in improving patient safety, team training is not routinely incorporated into training programs, and opportunities to practice teamwork skills and receive objective feedback are limited. We are developing and testing a screen-based team training to provide healthcare professionals deliberate practice on teamwork skills and improve performance through automated feedback. Methodology During year 2, we completed the domain ontology and study scenarios for the screen-based simulation system incorporating findings from the qualitative research performed during year 1. Scenarios were scripted to incorporate specific teamwork skills and assessable actions forgame scoring. An agile methodology is being used to design and develop the screen-based simulation game. Results The learning objectives, settings and sequence of events were established for the three scenarios of the game. A prototype for the screen-based simulation system has been developed for both game-play and evaluation modes. ConclusionsIn designing scenarios aimed at teaching teamwork skills in a medical context, it is important not to focus heavily on medicaltechnical performance elements so as not to overshadow the emphasis on teamwork skills. In terms of game development, an iterative approach has proven to yield the most utility.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Psychology

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