Excerpt of Video Tutorial Transcript
Your PCS comes with plenty of “bundled” patient scenarios ready to run as is and also giving you the option to further tweak those to your specific program needs.
These bundled patient scenarios all appearing in light grey. These and later any patients that you create can be found under the Patients tab of the PCS web app.
You won’t be able to modify the patients that came bundled with your PCS, but you will be able to create a template for your own patient scenario using them.
Simply choose the patient closest to your needs, open it and make a copy of it. Now you can alter it as you wish.
Any copied patient inherits all the characteristics and settings of the original/bundled patient you copy.
The settings and tools for editing your scenario are grouped on five tabs:
Basics, where you can change the name of your patient, the scenario summary and it’s description.
You can even decide your patients age, gender and what language it speaks.
Also, you’ll have the option to decide what PCS simulator (Alex and/or Spark) you wish to run your new patient scenario on.
Next is the Sharing tab, from where you can share your patient with other facilitators or co-workers to either co-author your patient and/ or to use with any PCS they own.
This is also from where you can assign your own patient to a PCS for Facilitator-Free Simulations.
On the third tab, you can personalize your Resources.
Add the relevant "Patient File", provide information and guidance about the patient/session to learners in the "Lifeline", and set up a "Checklist" for faculty assessment (live or after the session.)
The States tab is where you can create different states (conditions for your patient).
Tweak and modify all details of the state for your patients and also have these states ready to control the patient state progression, which can be done manually or by creating an automatic flow.
Finally, the Objectives tab is where you build the objective assessment based on predefined criteria.
You can set criteria with speech responses, log entries, vitals or checklist items.
While the simulation session is running, learners receive credit points on their actions or conversations with the patient, based on the defined criteria, and the automatic assessment runs with the sessions. Assessment results are available as soon as the simulation session is over.
And navigating the Patient Editor is as simple as that.
Now that you know how to get started with creating your own patient scenarios, check out our other detailed tutorials on editing your patients for instance about Patient States and Setting Objectives for Automatic Assessments.