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Table 2 Mechanisms to undertake a learning needs analysis

From: Simulation-based procedure training (SBPT) in rarely performed procedures: a blueprint for theory-informed design considerations

• Interviews, group discussions or focus groups
• Surveys: participant and patient
• Participant reflections, for example from portfolio entries and logbook
• Self-assessment or peer assessment against established standards
• Peer review and observation (including using simulation)
• Themes from audit or research reports
• Relevant publications—for example, from professional bodies, government and departmental reports
• Critical incident review and safety reports
• Review of relevant curriculum and Delphi assessment to identify specific needs of a procedure