One of the first pillars of working with SPs is creating a safe environment.
A place to make mistakes. A place to try something new. A collaborative space to work on communication skills. An opportunity to test skills without long last repercussions.
Experiential learning builds better clinicians.
SP vs. Peer-to-Peer Roleplay
August 12, 2022
Implementing new communication and interviewing skills through role-play is a very beneficial practice.
When you are faced with the question of using peer role-play or incorporating SPs, what are the pros and cons?
We know that with any simulation, there is an element of "suspending our disbelief". While it may be "easier" to role-play amongst peers or with a faculty member, it is more difficult to buy-in. Working with SPs is a more realistic experience, offering participants a natural and authentic conversation.
Additionally, our SPs are thoroughly trained to debrief and provide conversational feedback after the role-play. They provide insight to nuances of the conversation that go undetected by faculty and classmates.
Human Simulation Online
August 05, 2022
You won't get more high-fidelity than Human.
The onset of the pandemic forced virtual simulation solutions to market and sent a shockwave through the curriculums of nursing schools, medical colleges, and continued education of all health professionals.
But they are all missing one thing...
We are on a mission to reconnect the human experience and make SP based education accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Explore your options and book a demo to see how it all works.
In this video, we show you some of the benefits of working with SP-ed.
We are excited about bringing remote simulation opportunities with Standardized Patients/Simulated Participants to learners in all stages of their career!
If you'd like to take a test drive of the platform yourself, we invite you to complete a sample SP session so you can experience the convenience of the platform first-hand. https://demo.sp-ed.com
Scorecards Built to your Learning Objectives
July 27, 2022
We offer scoring by the SP and/or trained third party observer. It's an opportunity to evaluate learners on exactly what your learning objectives are for the exercise. We are here to assist!
The Scorecard Building Tool allows you to completely customize your scorecard, using whichever question type will allow you to gather the information you seek most effectively. It's very user friendly. You can easily add your questions, edit, and create headings with special instructions.
Our team of SP specialists are here to guide you every step of the way. Our SP Educators have years of experience both being standardized patients, and working alongside faculty to create cases and scorecards that will help you carry out your learning objectives with ease.
Build Your Own SP Scenarios
July 20, 2022
If you like collaboration and efficiency, you're going to like the scenario builder that's included with your program.
Here, you can build an entire case, directly into the platform, and never have to worry about outdated versions ever again. Easily enter new information, format, and leave comments/notes for your team.
Use one of our pre-built cases, tweak it to your needs, or start from scratch. Creating an SP experience that is tailored to your learning objectives; ensuring learners are applying the related skills.
Does any of this feel overwhelming? Then we'll do it for you! One of our SP specialists is on your team to support you through the process.
We do things a bit differently
July 13, 2022
You can't compare us to any solution currently on the market, because no one does what we do. We provide a completely virtual Standardized Patient Simulation experience. And we are ecstatically 100% human.
Real Conversations. Real Emotions. Real People.
🤝 Use our SPs, they are highly trained actors that are thoroughly coached to portray realistic patients, accurately score learners, and provide actionable feedback.
🎧 Receive an on-call support specialist, dedicated to your program's success. Most companies will provide a service that you need to implement yourself. We will take care of all the technical components of your program alongside you.
💻 No Sim Center? No Problem! We specialize in working with programs that don't have the resources for an in-house SP department. We also perfectly cater to Sim Centers looking for a hybrid approach, ready to tackle virtual experiences in a more efficient model.
Book a call and see if SP-ed is right for you.
How It Works
July 06, 2022
We take care of your course the way you take care of your patients.
As a 1-to-1 doctor-patient online solution to clinical simulation, we believe in human connection and communication.
Passionate about what we do
July 01, 2022
Since we are meeting so many new faces, we thought it would be a great time to tell you more about ourselves and why we are so passionate about what we do!
👩🏿⚕️ SP-ed is short for Standardized Patient Education; we believe that working with Standardized Patients is a critical and meaningful component of medical and nursing education.
🧑🏾⚕️ We believe that remote learning is not a band-aid to get us through a pandemic, but will be ever-present in our future, not only as a necessity but as a lucrative asset for universities and teaching institutions, no longer restricted by geographical location and travel.
👨🏽⚕️HUMAN CONNECTION. Living in a high-tech world shouldn't mean that we lose one of the most integral components of becoming outstanding healthcare providers.
👨🏽⚕️We believe that connecting through communication triggers layers of the learning process that are otherwise not challenged.
👩🏼⚕️ We provide Virtual Standardized Patient Encounters. We customize simulation scenarios to your specific teaching objectives. Our platform and team will run and manage all SP scenarios for you!
June 28, 2022
Feedback should be centered around human connection.
As patients, we expect our providers to show us empathy. Communication Feedback after simulation with a standardized patient is a time for the SP to model those empathy skills. It gives the learner an opportunity to feel seen and heard.
We include verbal feedback in our virtual SP sessions whenever possible! It's a great opportunity to connect and highlight learning points!