Role of a Simulated Patient
Being a Simulated Trained Patient involves being trained for a particular role and then being able to play that role convincingly to enable health professionals and students to practice essential fundamental skills such as:
• Developing client rapport and communication techniques.
• Clinical expertise in obtaining vital signs e.g. blood pressure, pulse and temperature.
• Information-gathering to enable accurate assessment and documentation.
• Patient assessment, critical thinking and clinical judgement.
Who can be an SP?
• Anyone with a genuine interest in helping to develop a skilled health workforce.
• Anyone from any age group.
• Anyone from any culture or background.
For further information about being a simulated patient please visit SimNET and click on the menu tab Resources/Simulated Patients. You can also click the below logos for more information.