Simulation-based training involves immersion of the participant in a realistic clinical situation. This training can involve the administration of simulated medications, therapies, treatments and communications techniques. During the participation in such session, students observe the performance of peers in managing nursing events. In order to create a safe learning and constructive debriefing environment for the participant, strict confidentiality of what transpires on both clinical and interpersonal level throughout the exercise must be maintained. Educators should discuss confidentiality and note that the session is a safe learning environment during orientation to the center. Individual feedback provided publicly to each learner during the debriefing process must also be confidential.
In keeping with this policy, students undergoing training at the CSC are required to complete and sign the “Clinical Simulation Center Confidentiality Agreement”. A signed copy of the consent must be on file in order for a student to participate in simulation based training. Students are expected to uphold all requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and any other federal or state laws requiring confidentiality. Students agree to report any violations to the simulation educators and/or clinical educators.