Although electronic patient record systems are increasingly prevalent in clinical settings, simulation training continues to use paper based methods, such as paper notes, paper drug charts and investigation results printed on paper.
Training is therefore not representative of true clinical practice, and new staff complete training with minimal experience using electronic systems in patient care.
SimEPR provides a platform for medical educators to create electronic patient records for their simulation scenarios. The system is designed to be used on a computer at the mannequin’s bedside.
The software creates a realistic educational experience whilst integrating digital skills with practical clinical training.
How it works
Trainees and students can select the electronic patient record that is relevant to their clinical scenario and browse through electronic notes, clinical assessments, drug charts and investigations to gain information about the patient they are treating, just as they would do in real life. They can prescribe medication, document the scenario and request investigations.
The simulation mode is designed to be intuitive to use, even for students with limited experience with electronic systems. Overall 89% of users reported the system was easy to use, despite minimal training prior to simulation teaching. This way trainees using SimEPR can gain an understanding of the concepts behind using an EPR, without hindering teaching progression.
A no-code interface that allows medical educators to create and customise clinical scenarios. Realistic and interactive electronic records can be made that are tailored to specific educational requirements.
Haven't got time to build electronic scenarios from scratch? We offer a scenario building service where our clinical team can build custom teaching scenarios for your department.
Provides real time updates on the simulation mode. Monitor your trainee's activity, such as tests they have requested, medication prescribed and notes documented.
Push results to your trainees for them to review, including blood gas, laboratory and radiology results.
“SimEPR offers increased realism. In real life, tests are requested via an EPR interface. If 'real-time' simulation is the aim, then SimEPR is an asset here.”
“I am so pleased with SimEPR - there are so many benefits to this software, which bring the simulation experience into the modern ways of working.”
“Having to actually order tests added a more realistic feel to the simulation rather than just stating what tests or interventions you would like.”