Enabling wider sharing of knowledge, expertise, and educational innovation related to simulated practice across the healthcare professions

iRIS - an intuitive, collaborative, simulation authoring platform

ASPiH is currently working with a software company, TWM E8 to introduce iRIS, a clinical simulation authoring platform that supports the development of high quality content in-line with the latest ASPiH standards. 

Developing professional simulation-based education (SBE) course content that delivers defined education outcomes requires significant time, expertise and resources. The use of simulators, be they simulated patients, task trainers or high-fidelity systems, requires further expertise and their effective incorporation into course development or scenario design is also time consuming.

ASPiHs partnership with TWME8, aims to address some of these issues and to match course development to the ASPiH SBE standards framework. To help us understand how best to develop the platform, we would appreciate if you could complete the survey to help us understand how you design your courses now and whether you would find a standardised process and secure platform for content management useful.

PLEASE NOTE: All respondents to the survey who provide contact details will be entered into a prize draw for a 50% discount voucher for the 2017 ASPiH Annual Conference to be held in Telford from November 6th to 8th.


Additional Info  - iRIS was originally developed with Health Education England South West Simulation Network whose 100+ Simulation scenarios and relevant resources are available on the platform. Higher Education Institutions, Simulation Centres and Simulation Networks can all use IRIS to develop content privately or share content within their networks and with partner organisations. They can use iRIS to develop new content and get the best value from the money invested in simulation resources.

For a short period we are able to offer it to NHS simulation centres and HEIs as reference clients. Download the iRIS brochure for more information
To arrange a call, demo or short webinar please email one of the iRIS promotional team

North - Jane Nicklin jane.nicklin@simsupport.me.uk or Gary Taylor gary.taylor@twme8.com 

South - Andy Anderson andy.anderson@aspih.org.uk or Susie Howes susie.howes@aspih.org.uk

To give you an example of the potential outputs of iRIS download a generated Scenario script for a Chest Sepsis simulation scenario developed by colleagues at HEE South West Simulation Network. This is an example of one of the many items of content included with iRIS.