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Simulation training for Police and Ambulance Services: improving care for people with mental health needs

  • Simulation training for Police and Ambulance Services: improving care for people with mental health needs” is an in practice report for a simulation course designed to train police and ambulance services in working for people who have mental health needs. The preliminary findings of the course were that having experts from different relevant sectors was needed to clarify any questions participants may have had during the course, as they often wanted very specific answers that were relevant to specific roles and tasks in their day to day jobs. It was also found that the range of understanding about mental health was quite varied. The course was viewed as a beneficial learning experience and highlighted the need for training.

Fisher, M., Vishwas, A., Cross, S., & Attoe, C. (2019). Simulation training for Police and Ambulance Services: improving care for people with mental health needs. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, bmjstel-2018.

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