Step 1: Should I use an SP(s) in my project? 

Do you need a Standardized Patient or should you use a colleague/actor/model?
The efficacy of using SPs instead of colleagues/actor/model can be very impactful.  The use of SPs facilitates: critical thinking, crisis management, facilitator-learner discourse, refinement of communication skills, and increase in competency and decrease in apprehensions when working with actual patients. 

Not sure if you need an SP or a colleague/actor/model for your scenario?  Check out the boxes below to help determine which path would best suit your needs.  Still not sure?  Please contact Brittani Carder, SP Coordinator, at 216-386-6733 for further assistance.
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