Standards of Best Practice: Simulation Standard V: Facilitator

Teri Boese, Mary Cato, Laura Gonzalez, Amy Jones, Karen Kennedy, Cynthia Reese, Sharon Decker, Ashley E. Franklin, Donna Gloe, Lori Lioce, Colleen Meakim, Carol R. Sando, Jimmie C. Borum

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A proficient facilitator is required to manage the complexity of all aspects of simulation. The facilitator has specific simulation education provided by formal coursework, continuing education offerings, and targeted work with an experienced mentor. The facilitator is key to participants' learning. The facilitator guides and supports participants to understand and achieve the objectives. The facilitator helps the participants explore the case and their thought processes used in decision making. In addition, the facilitator engages the participants in searching for evidence-based practice solutions to foster skill development, clinical judgment, and reasoning. The facilitator adjusts the simulation to meet the learning objectives based on the participants' actions or lack of actions. The facilitator leads the participants in identifying the positive actions, the actions that could have been changed to promote better patient outcomes, and how the actions could have been changed to meet the learning objectives, if these objectives have not been met.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S22-S25
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Issue number6 SUPPL
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Ethical
  • Feedback
  • Professional
  • Reflection
  • Safe environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)
  • Modeling and Simulation


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