Transformative Education
for Health Professionals

Simulation methods

Recommendation 5

Health professionals’ education and training institutions should use simulation methods  (high fidelity methods in settings with appropriate resources and lower fidelity methods in resource limited settings) in the education of health professionals.

Quality of the evidence: Moderate

Strength of the recommendation: Strong

In spite of the moderate quality of the evidence the panel decided to issue a strong recommendation because a very high value was placed on an uncertain, but potentially important impact on both the quality and relevance of the health workforce.

Key considerations:

  • availability of experienced staff
  • availability of space and equipment
  • cost of equipment
  • seamless integration with the curricula and a focus on developing priority competencies, based on population health needs.