The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) has developed the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. The INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation were designed to advance the science of simulation, share best practices, and provide evidence based guidelines for implementation and training.
INACSL provides a detailed process for evaluating and improving simulation operating procedures and delivery methods that every simulation team will benefit from. Adoption of the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation demonstrate a commitment to quality and implementation of rigorous evidence based practices in healthcare education to improve patient care by complying with practice standards in the following areas:
- Simulation Design
- Outcomes and Objectives
- Participant Evaluation
- Professional Integrity
- Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education (Sim-IPE)
- Simulation Operations (SimOps) - published 2017
- Simulation Glossary
Members of INACSL receive complimentary access to the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation through Clinical Simulation in Nursing*, INACSL’s monthly on-line journal published by Elsevier. Click here to download a free electronic (PDF) copy of the INACSL Standard of Best Practice: SimulationSM published in 2016. A hard copy of the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM published in 2016 may also be purchased through the INACSL store. Check with your school library to see if they subscribe to Clinical Simulation in Nursing journal directly or receive it as a part of their Science Direct bundle.
In 2017 INACSL created electronic infographics highlighting the standards, named Simfogrpahics. Click here to access the Simfographics. INACSL also created poster/banner versions available for purchase through the INACSL store.
Access the Standard of Best Practice on Standardized Patients published by Association of Standardized Patient Educators(ASPE)
Access the Simulation Dictionary published by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
Citation and Use of the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM
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INACSL Standards Committee
As the science of simulation continues to evolve, so does the need for additions and revisions to the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. Therefore, the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. Therefore, the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM are living documents.
The INACSL Standards Committee are a select group of INACSL members who review and revise content on a regular basis. Committee members are appointed bi-annually. The selection process includes a review of the member’s: academic degree, INACSL membership, involvement with simulation organizations, service to INACSL and affiliate organizations, experience writing and/or revising professional Standards, clinical practice guidelines, or national certifications; simulation expertise, presentations and publications.
Click here for information about the current Standards Committee.
Click here for a full list of past INACSL Standards Committee members.
Click here to learn more about the history of the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation.
Publication of the 2016 INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM was made possible by an educational grant from: