Simulation safety first: an imperative.
Approach to Improving Safety
Although simulation training heightens the learning experience, the potential for artificial medication labels, liquid, and equipment to be incorporated into active inventory is a potential hazard. The authors, directors of the Foundation for Healthcare Simulation Safety, call for heightened attention to this emerging problem. They recommend use of failure mode and effect analysis, labeling materials specifically for educational use, and controlling access to training materials as strategies to reduce the potential for simulation-related equipment hazards.