Directors: Rui Maio | Raquel Santos | Francisca Leite | Cristina Pestana | Kris Maes | José Luís Passos Coelho
Simulation techniques are being applied today in a variety of training programs designed to enhance the skills of healthcare providers across clinical specialties. There is strong evidence that simulation training translates to better quality of care, improved patient outcomes, and contributes to lowering overall healthcare costs.
There is ample evidence today of a strong correlation between non-technical skills, like communication and teamwork, clinical performance and patient outcomes. Thus, a third and last simulation session dedicated to Simulation in Oncology Communication and Teamwork is in order. In this session, we will explore the role of human factors in improving flexibility and resilience of a system, allowing it to effectively respond in new situations. We will understand that simulation brings us the possibility of testing, learning and measuring communication and teamwork in a safe, targeted and efficient manner, and we will look into some training methodologies inherited from aviation. Finally, we will close the day with a powerful demo on healthcare team performance in simulated clinical scenarios.