Competency-Based Training and Assessment
"Competency-based medical education (CBME) incorporates hands-on, active education focused on mastery of key competencies that ensure learners develop the skills required to fulfill patients’ needs."
We often think of clinical competence in relation to demonstrated skills and confidence is achieved with the attainment of skill. This is an essential combination in the field of healthcare where competence in hands-on skills and the confidence to perform necessary procedures or interventions may have life or death consequences.
As educators, we always strive to provide the latest and best for our students. So, it comes as no surprise, a new paradigm in simulation education is shaping up with a focus on measurable competency measures.
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ReaLifeSim IV trainers with App provide the opportunity for self and peer assessment promoting active involvement, as well as traditional instructor guidance and evaluation.
How does ReaLifeSim help with competency based training and assessment?
- Provides immediate, objective, clinical hands-on skills assessment
- Provides immediate, objective, interpersonal communication skills assessment
- Improves both practical and interpersonal training methodologies
- Improves healthcare student practice and skill set development
- Provides tracking and monitoring of measurable competency outcomes
The Shift to Competency-Based Medical Education
"As a simulation professional, you’re probably already aware of the major changes occurring in clinical education. Traditional classroom learning has migrated to hands-on, active education focused on mastery of key competencies—skills that enable a learner to successfully and efficiently complete a task.
Medical schools have been quick to begin deploying this competency-based educational model, and the pharmacy, nursing, and allied health fields are developing similar curriculum approaches. But what is competency-based medical education? What challenges does it create for educators? What tools are available to help manage and monitor the associated data?
A paradigm shift in medical education has emerged to educate the next generation of physicians. Traditional structure/process education has transitioned to a competency-based medical education (CBME) approach that is focused on outcomes and learner achievement.
Key to this are entrustment decisions based on continuous, longitudinal performance assessments from multiple assessors. CBME also incorporates hands-on, active education focused on mastery of key competencies that ensure learners develop the skills required to fulfill patients’ needs." The above CBME content is courtesy of Gwen Wille, Content Marketing Manager at EMS and Lance Baily, HealthySimulation.com