Scenario Development

  • Christina M. JacksonEmail author
Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)


Creating quality simulation training and associated scenarios is time-consuming and costly. Following systematic approach throughout planning and execution is helpful. Conducting a needs assessment will help educators determine which educational interventions—if any—will best meet learner needs. Learning objectives will serve as touchpoints throughout the process and aid in assessing learner outcomes. The purpose of this chapter is to present a series of steps one to use while creating scenarios and assessing the success of the scenarios.


Simulation education Simulation training Simulation development Needs assessment Assessment Scenario development Scenario assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nebraska Medical Center, UNMCKearneyUSA

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