Standardizing the Process for Developing Simulation-based Experiences: Initial Inquiry to Follow-up

Jacqueline J. Arnold, Laurence C. Torsher, Thomas E. Belda, Lisa M. Hurley, Christa Keehr, William F. Dunn

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A standard operating process for assessment, design, and follow-through of simulation-based education was developed to improve simulation experiences and optimize customer and staff satisfaction in a large multidisciplinary simulation center. Information is provided to describe development and implementation of a standard operating process for a large multidisciplinary simulation center. The Model for Improvement, a continuous improvement method, is the framework used to systematically describe the design, implementation, and monitoring of the standard operating process. A standard operating process is essential for success when high volumes and multiple disciplines are doing simulation-based education in a large simulation center. Utilization of a process for helping new and recurrent customers develop simulation-based education within a continuous improvement framework can increase both efficiency and the satisfaction of customers and simulation faculty and staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e25-e30
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2008


  • PDSA cycle
  • Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle
  • Simulation
  • model for improvement
  • standard operating process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Education
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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