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Simulation for COVID-19 emergency preparedness

Simulation resource personnel from across the country are now being called upon to run in situ simulations in their own hospitals and to prepare and ensure that staff have the right viral protection, as well the correct treatment of COVID-19 patients.

So that techniques and experience can be shared in the current situation, we will take responsibility for collecting and sharing actions and scenarios used by health professionals from across Norway and publish these on under the auspices of RegSim Vest and SAFER.

Please contact Liv Norland:, or Sigrun Qvindesland:


Non-government organizations (reports and recommendations)


The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) COVID-19 Guidelines. Version 1.


12 situations hospital leaders should prepare for

Recommendations from hospitals

Just in time training (JITT) with rapid turnaround Simulations for COVID19

Materials and scenarios as developed and amended during week of 9/3/20 in response to
rapidly evolving clinical situation, from Kings College Hospital, Kings Clinical Training. NHS Foundation trust.

Other articles

Preparing and responding to 2019 novel coronavirus with simulation and technology-enhanced learning for healthcare professionals: challenges and opportunities in China

Li L, et al. BMJ Stel Month 2020


In order to assist UN country teams in scaling up country preparedness and response to COVID-19, WHO has developed these learning modules as a companion to the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.


Cardiac arrest training on a COVID-19 patient on the ward

Treat COVID-19 cardiac arrest patient according to resuscitation algorithm, as a team and identify infection prevention measures.

Chest pains with pre-hospital confirmed COVID-19

Use of viral protective equipment in a clinical, pre-hospital treatment situation (dependent upon skills training in practical use of equipment before simulation).

COVID-19 skills and simulation guide (Cardiff & Vale Trust)

Pre-sim learning materials, plan and scenarios, PPE (Pers.Protective Equipt.), Intubation, Cardiac Arrest and Resilience

1. COVID-19 @ CaVHB, pre-sim learning materials March 2020
2. COVID-19 @ CaVHB session plan and scenarios March 2020
3. COVID-19 @ CaVHB, PPE, March 2020
4.COVID-19 @ CaVHB, intubation, March 2020
5. COVID-19 @ CaVHB, cardiac arrest and resilience, March 2020

Critically ill adult with Corona infection

Simulation case including: medical emergency dispatchers, ambulance, volunteer standardized patient,
and Critically Ill Medical team.

Receiving a suspected COVID-19 patient

Receiving a suspected Covid-19 patient in accordance with procedure, with main emphasis on using ABCDE examination methodology
and aintain correct protective measure in accordance with appropriate procedures.

Severe novel COVID-19 infection

Simulator based scenario, Respiratory Treatment and Triage to Admission


The method is designed to train a large number of participants in decision-making prior to simulation training.

– How to create ShadowBox scenarios
– ShadowBox template.pptx

Suspected novel COVID-19 infection

Simulator based scenario, Standard Precautions and Triage

Trauma simulation scenario for suspected Covid-19

Simulation involving receiving a trauma patient with suspected Covid virus infection

Team leader training for ward charge nurses during increased activity due to COVID-19
Motivate nurses in taking a sufficient lead and having staff capable of taking quick decisions.
Walk-in patient infected with COVID-19 arrives at hospital reception

Maintain own safety during the handling of infected patients. Follow hospital procedure.


Healthy Simulation

With links til COVID-19 related simulation sites


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