In our training program, simulated cases were the key element. The cases were moderated by the “instructor” and the student responded to the data as it was presented. The data that was given to the student is written out in the case spreadsheet, as well as the score for each element in the case. The score for the case was the percent of possible points scored by the student. This allowed us to provide scores and measurement of real improvement (for more information see the how-to manual in an older post).
I have included several cases for you to look at and get familiar with. I encourage you to print them out, and carry out sessions with your students, or with your colleagues. I will also attach a link to several written transcripts of these sessions, so you can get an idea of how the cases flow.
Narcotic overdose
Hypotensive blunt trauma