Simulated Patients

Role of a Simulated Patient

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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.


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