137 Free Clinical Simulation Scenarios From Health Education England Thames Valley

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Check out over 135 free medical simulation scenarios from Health Education England – Thames Valley! Covering a wide range of disciplines, these free healthcare simulation scenarios provides pdf’s with background information, patient charts, case flow charts, debriefing points, feedback forms, and more.

About the Free Scenario Library

Health Education England – Thames Valley (HEE TV) is committed to providing high-quality educational resources for our clinicians. Simulation training is recognized as an extremely useful teaching method and has become commonplace in many specialties. HEE TV has developed a ‘Clinical Simulation Scenarios’ library, comprising 137 detailed scenarios, split into eight categories:



  • Anesthetics
  • Core Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Foundation
  • General Practice
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine

Scenarios include links to areas of the relevant curriculum and provide clear instructions for faculty and ‘in-scenario personnel’ to follow. Scenarios have been designed in order to focus on aspects of clinical care that are often challenging for clinicians, for example, difficult conversations, clinical emergencies and technical skills.

HEE TV encourages collaboration with other interested bodies, and permits copying, distribution and derivation of content within the ‘Clinical Simulation Scenarios’ library in accordance with Creative Commons ‘Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike 3.0’ license.

Visit the HEE TV website to download all the clinical simulation scenarios for free! 

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New Free Simulation Scenario Exchange Database from SIM-one

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Proven Scenario Resources, Peer-Reviewed & Free!

Introducing the SIM Scenario Exchange—an online repository of simulation scenarios, tools and templates. Open to all healthcare professions, disciplines and sectors, the Exchange fosters the improvement of simulation practices, facilitates knowledge transfer and helps simulationists save time. The Exchange was developed with funds from Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in response to the community’s demand. SIM-one would like to thank Ontario simulationists who contributed to the development of the Exchange.

“The Exchange is a free and open resource made possible by the support of the healthcare simulation community,” said Dr. Tim Willett, SIM-one’s Director of R&D, who led the development of the Exchange. “The Exchange features an intuitive design that allows users to easily find scenarios and tools based on specific needs.”

At the click of the screen, users can search for simulation scenarios, scenario development tools and templates, and learner/scenario assessment tools for evaluation and research. In addition, users can contribute, modify and adapt resources on the Exchange.

The SIM Scenario Exchange™ is trans-professional (supporting scenarios and resources in all health professions) and trans-disciplinary. It supports excellence in simulation-based education by providing evidence-based, practice-informed and tested simulation scenarios – many of which are peer-reviewed.

Recent Scenario Contributions

  • Unstable Bradycardia — Contributed by Pam Morgan Professions: Medicine, Nursing, Practical Nursing
  • Venous air or carbon dioxide embolus — Contributed by Pam Morgan Professions: Medicine, Nursing, Practical Nursing
  • Malignant Hyperthermia — Contributed by Pam Morgan Professions: Medicine, Nursing, Practical Nursing
  • Community Home Visit with Postpartum Patient — Contributed by Karyn Taplay Professions: Nursing

Read the full press release here or visit the Free Simulation Scenario Database on SIM-one’s website.

HealthySim’s Top 10 Most-Read Medical Simulation Articles Of All Time!

What are the 10 most popular medical simulation articles out of our 500 posts written? Today I updated the “Top 10 Most Read Articles” category on the right column of HealthySimulation.com, and thought we should bring it to your attention here!

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10. How to Produce a Sim Lab Video Orientation – Learn how to produce sim lab orientation and sim lab promotional videos with this tutorial set. Be sure to read part 1 where I talk about the numerous benefits and reasons behind producing your own videos and where to get help. In part 2, I cover how to start your production with camera, lighting, and sound tips from my fifteen years of production experience!

9. Top 50 Best Of Medical Simulation Articles of 2013 – A newer article, this post provides a giant recap of all the best content from HealthySimulation.com shared in 2013. If you are looking to get caught up with all the latest – this is the best place to start!

8. CAE Healthcare Topics – A general breakdown of all CAE Healthcare related articles we have ever published on the website.

7. Laerdal Topics – A general breakdown of all the Laerdal related articles we have ever published on the website.

6. What to Really Look For When Hiring A Sim Tech – One of the first articles I ever wrote for HealthySimulation.com talks about the benefits to hiring a Simulation Technician with technical experience over healthcare experience. Must – read for all simulation champions!

5. Top 50 Best Of Medical Simulation Articles of 2012 – Having been available longer, this list of “best of” material from 2012 ranks high on our list of most read content! Get caught up to speed quickly with this great breakdown list of must read articles!

4. Simulab Video Series – Learn all about Simulab and their TraumaMan & CentraLineMan products with this post. A comprehensive video collection of interviews and in-situ footage captured around the United States by our team. If you only have time for one, check out the LSU Surgical OR Team TraumaMan Training Mini-Documentary!

3. Moulage : Bridging the Gap in Simulation – Written by guest author Bobbie Merica, get introduced to moulage tools, books, recipes, courses and uses! When you are ready for more, check out our general moulage section, or the most read moulage recipe: Emesis Vomit Moulage!

2. Medical Simulation Jobs Listing Page – Looking for a new simulation job, or would you like to get your position posted? Check out this regularly updated list for all the latest jobs we know about!

1. Three articles on where to get some free medical simulation scenarios:

A) “And, Scene!” – Some Great Places to get Simulation Scenarios (even FREE)

B) More Free Nursing Simulation Scenarios

C) Additional Free Nursing Simulation Scenarios

There you have it! Be sure to subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter to get all the best of HealthySimulation.com!


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Laerdal Releases Phoenix Sun Video & Presentations

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This week Laerdal released some video content and presentation files from their Phoenix SUN 2012 event which took place in early October.  Below is the opening session to the event which blends video storytelling with an on stage simulation experience.  A lot of scenario dynamics are demonstrated in the video below.  I’m glad to see that industry vendors like Laerdal are continuing to promote online content from learning events!

The  real opportunity here is to visit Laerdal’s Phoenix SUN 2012 Recap Page and download presentations about topics that interest you:

  • SimMan Programming for Beginners
  • VitalSim Workshop
  • Simulator Maintenance Workshop
  • Teaching with Scenarios Workshop
  • Capturing Simulations for better debriefings
  • Top Tips, Tricks and Media for Advanced Users
  • Excercises in Blended Learning
  • Using Data to Help ROI
  • Research and Grant Writing
  • Integrating Simulation into Nursing Curriculum
  • Improving Care for Pediatric Patients
  • Simulation with the Preprogrammed Nursing Scenarios
Kristy Chambers presentation Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals” also provides a download link for two free scenarios covering chest pain, so be sure to visit the Laerdal’s Phoenix SUN 2012 Recap Page today.  You can also submit an abstract for next year’s SUN taking place in Indianapolis, and check out the Laerdal SUN event archives for more free content.

Additional Free Nursing Simulation Scenarios

Two more resources for FREE medical simulation scenarios to add to my previous articles (Kansas State Board of Nursing Free Simulation Scenarios, Free Emergency Medicine Scenarios, and Free Nursing scenarios).

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The first comes from the Massachusetts Nursing Initiative — Simulation Scenario Library with the following Simman and Simbaby scenarios:

SimMan Scenarios
  • Early Recognition of Impending Stroke (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Simmons College)
  • Geriatric Multicultural MRSA Patient (Lahey Clinic, Salem State College)
  • Hyperactive Delirium (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Simmons College)
  • Knee Replacement (Home Care) (MGH Institute of Health Professions, Partners Home Care)
  • Palliative Care for Chronically Ill (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston College)
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage (Endicott College, Beverly Hospital/Northeast Hospital Corporation)
SimBaby Scenarios
  • Infant with SVT (Northern Essex Community College, Caritas Holy Family Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, and Merrimack Valley Hospital)
  • Pain Assessment Utilizing FLACC Scale (Fitchburg State College, UMASS Memorial Healthcare-University Campus)

Read the rest of this article to learn the second free scenario database…

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More Free Nursing Simulation Scenarios

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The Kansas State Board of Nursing has a free library of simulation scenarios designed by nursing faculty for nursing and allied health programs.  Free scenarios currently for simulation in healthcare currently include:

  • GI Bleed or “Blood & Guts”
  • “It’s all in the Head” Meti-meningitis/seizure
  • Femur Fracture with Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ischemic Stroke with Increased ICP
  • IV – IV Medication Review
  • Head Injury Scenario – 2 Parts
  • Head Injury / Heart Failure Scenario
  • Code Pink Simulation
  • Air Leak Syndrome With Infant
  • Code Pink With Meconium Simulation
  • Respiratory Therapy Code Pink Simulation
  • Simulation of Pediatric Diabetic Patient
  • Placenta Previa – Remediation
  • Pre-scenario Worksheet and List of 14 Scenarios
  • Skills Check-off Scenario
  • Basic Medical / Surgical Nursing
  • Intermediate / Complex – 2 Medical / Surgical Scenarios 2 Sessions Each

Be sure to consider submitting your scenario to help build their scenario library.  Also, check out my previous article on where to get free simulation scenarios!

Free Emergency Medicine Sim Case Library

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) has a FREE Simulation Case Library for sharing Emergency Medicine based case scenarios available here *Link Updated (March 2017)

Some of the cases are AAMC peer reviewed… what a great resource!


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