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.
Replicates electronic notes, observations, assessments, clinical investigations and drug charts
Prescribe, document notes and request investigations which update on the system in real-time
SimEPR is designed to be used by trainees on a Windows or Mac computer at the mannequin's bedside
View, create and edit documentation
Review medication, prescribe and cease medication
Display blood gas, laboratory and radiology results. View baseline investigations and request new tests that update in real-time
Recognise deterioration from electronic observations, review fluid balance charts
SimEPR only requires readily available software and hardware. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and an internet browser.
Your scenarios are stored safely on our cloud-hosted database. This means scenarios can be customised from work or home and SimEPR can be used for teaching in the sim lab or on the wards.
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.”
“The most realistic sim we have ever done because of the availability of EPR.”
“Having to actually order tests added a more realistic feel to the simulation rather than just stating what tests or interventions you would like.”
“Neat, tidy, accessible, good for suspension of disbelief.”
“Actually ordering tests and prescribing made it more realistic. Helped develop useful admin skills for F1.”
“A very easy to use app with a simple and straightforward design.”
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