The Template of Events for Applied and Critical Healthcare Simulation (TEACH Sim): A tool for systematic simulation scenario design

Lauren E. Benishek, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, William L. Gaught, Lygia L. Arcaro, Yasuharu Okuda, Eduardo Salas

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Simulation-based training (SBT) affords practice opportunities for improving the quality of clinicians' technical and nontechnical skills. However, the development of practice scenarios is a process plagued by a set of challenges that must be addressed for the full learning potential of SBT to be realized. Scenario templates are useful tools for assisting with SBT and navigating its inherent challenges. This article describes existing SBT templates, explores considerations in choosing an appropriate template, and introduces the Template of Events for Applied and Critical Healthcare Simulation (TEACH Sim) as a tool for facilitating the formation of practice scenarios in accordance with an established evidence-based simulation design methodology. TEACH Sim's unique contributions are situated within the landscape of previously existing templates, and each of its component sections is explained in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 13 2015



  • Healthcare simulation template
  • Simulation development
  • Simulation scenario design
  • Simulation template
  • Simulation-based training
  • Standardized simulation template
  • Systematic training design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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