Pre-course: Simulation

Monday 1 October: 09:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 2 October: 09:00 - 17:00

Course Director

  • Pr Abdelouahab Bellou, France
  • Pr Denis Oriot, France


  • Pr Guillaume Alinier, Qatar/UK
  • Pr Abdelouahab Bellou, France
  • Dr Karim Benmiloud, Switzerland
  • Dr François Lecomte, France
  • Dr Ismael Hssain, France
  • Pr Denis Oriot, France
  • Dr G. Ulufer Sivrikaya, Turkey
  • Dr Luis Sanchez, Spain
  • Dr Antonio Iglesias Vazquez, Spain


15 trainees.

Course description

Simulation is a technique to replace or amplify real-patient experiences with guided experiences, artificially contrived, that evokes or replicates substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive manner. As an educational strategy, simulation provides the opportunity for learning that is both immersive and experiential. Thus, to improve education and ultimately enhance patient safety, healthcare professionals are using simulation in many forms including simulated and virtual patients, static and interactive manikin simulators, task trainers, screen-based (computer) simulations and ‘serious’ gaming. Moreover, simulation has the potential to recreate scenarios that are rarely experienced and test professionals in challenging situations, and to carefully replay or examine their actions. It is a powerful learning tool to help the modern healthcare professional achieve higher levels of competence and safer care.

These 2 days courses managed by world class experts on simulation will give the opportunity to trainees to get knowledge and how to teach simulation in emergency medicine using high fidelity manikins in a simulation center.

Learning objectives

The global objective of this course is to teach participants how to use Simulation in Emergency Medicine education. At the end of this course, participants will be able: to appreciate the impact of Simulation on the daily practice of Emergency Medicine, to create and run a scenario, to use a simulator (SimMan), to brief and debrief trainees.

  • To learn the basis on medical education, medical error and human factor.
  • To get knowledge on Simulation in Emergency Medicine: definition, tools, scenarios, briefing, debriefing.
  • To learn the concept of Crisis Management (CRM) and team work and multi-disciplinary approach in Simulation.
  • To practice Simulation by producing scenarios and using SimMan in small trainee groups.


09:00 Registration  
Welcome and Introduction
Objectives: Introduction of participants (instructors and trainees)
Pr A. Bellou
What is simulation education and what can it achieve?
Objectives: Basis in medical education, medical error and human factor; Simulation: definition, introduction to CRM.
Dr I. Hssain
From standardized patient to high fidelity simulation
Objectives: Description of simulation tools, “simulation is a technique and not a technology”, simulation gadget or pedagogy?
Pr G. Alinier
10:30 Coffee break  
10:45 Crisis Resource Management
Objectives: intro to CRM, Why/What? Using Simulation for CRM training, introduction to simulation in team and interdisciplinary simulation.
Dr K. Benmiloud
11:15 Preparing and running a simulation and debriefing session: Key principles
Objectives: Preparation, briefing, simulation session, facilitation, debriefing, learning objectives, importance of scenarios
Dr F. Lecomte
11:45 Q&A and discussion  
12:00 Lunch break  
13:00 Presentation of the patient simulator: Laerdal SimMan Dr JAI. Vazquez & Dr L. Sanchez
13:30 Scenario design and preparation as a team Dr JAI. Vazquez & Dr L. Sanchez
  Group split into X teams to design scenarios  
14:15 Coffee break  
14:30 Hands on opportunity: Running and taking part in a scenario in preparation for day 2  
16:45 Q&A and discussion  
DAY 2    
09:00 Final scenario preparations with workshop participants All the faculties
Evaluation of a simulation session
Objectives: What is Kirkpatrick’s pyramid? Which practical application for a procedure and for a high-fidelity simulation session?
Pr D. Oriot
12:30 Lunch break  
13:30 Welcome and briefing of scenario participants for the simulation session   
14:00 Familiarization of scenario participants with the patient simulator and environment (briefing)
Objectives: Briefing before simulation for scenario participants
14:15 Scenarios and debriefings with tea/coffee available in the observation/debriefing room  
16:00 Overview of the adoption of simulation education around the world
Objectives: How to implement simulation in medical and nurse initial and continuous education
16:30 Q&A and discussion