Our work in the Trust is multifaceted when it comes to delivering simulation-based education. Depending on learning needs, we can facilitate simulation in our state-of-the-art simulation suites or at the point of care.
The simulation suites allow us to work in a more controlled manner with the scenarios. Dedicated space can be provided to enable efficient debriefing and exploration of learning as well as use of recording and playback equipment, task trainers and specialist equipment.
The Point of Care allows for testing of processes and area specific simulation scenarios. It also allows for ad hoc simulation but relies on availability of staff and space. A good example of this is cardiac arrest management in the emergency department. This allows staff members to work through the motions of a clinical scenario and pick apart learning points in a debrief afterwards.
We pride ourselves in our ability to provide and support bespoke training sessions based on different learning needs. We have provided real time simulations with patient actors to really test the technical and non-technical skills of newly qualified doctors. We have also been able to secure different specialist equipment that aids in the success of simulation and we have also provided courses based on external healthcare providers with specific needs.