World-First Simulation Patient Safety Research at Peninsula Health Peninsula Health has partnered with Monash University and Monash Health to conduct world-first research into the impact of providing simulation-based falls prevention training to undergraduate health professionals. “Accidental falls are one of the most common and costly threats to patient safety in healthcare institutions,” said Peninsula Health’s researcher, Dr Cylie Williams, Community Health Research and Evaluation Coordinator. “By conducting this research, we
hope to find a cost-effective way to reduce the incidence of falls in hospitals.”
simulated patients (actors) and falls prevention strategies within the hospital setting.
“We are also planning to undertake an economic analysis of the real costs of simulation education using
Economic analysis of simulation is rarely reported within research, this will allow us to demonstrate the
Peninsula Health researcher, Dr Cylie Williams.
Research Report 2015