Nature of Course:  Open to internal GSTT attendees only and GPs (and Trainees) within South London

Course Director:  Colette Laws-Chapman, Simulation Lead for Non Medical Staff

Outline:

Admission Avoidance is an interprofessional, one and a half day course for healthcare practitioners working in primary and community care services. It offers the chance to practice in a safe environment the real-life skills needed to communicate and care for potential deteriorating residents in a residential care setting.

This programme combines the use of low and high fidelity simulation techniques and medical actors to explore how to safely care for residents avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions. Along with a number of clinical emergencies, topics covered will include:

  • “Hands on” experience using ageing suits
  • Workshops and high-fidelity simulations based on typical clinical scenarios in the residential care home setting
  • Performing a structured approach to the unwell resident
  • Exploring communication with residents, relatives and professionals
  • Understanding aspects of admission avoidance and special circumstances around transfer

Attendees:

  • General Practitioners and trainees
  • Nursing and Care Assistants and members of district nursing teams (Band 5+)
  • Allied Health Professionals who have regular contact with residential care residents

Dates:

  • To be announced

Costs:

  • Free to eligible attendees

Contact:

Please contact the Simulation Team for more information.

Nature of Course:  Open to trainees in South London only

Outline:

Full Immersion one day simulation course.

Course Aims:

  • Improve Non Technical Skills
  • Improve Management of Anaesthetic Emergencies
  • Learn about Error and Human Factors

Attendees:

  • Anaesthetic Junior Doctors
  • Anaesthetic Assistants

Dates:

  • To be announced

Costs:

  • Available on request

Contact:

Please contact the Simulation Team for more information.

Nature of Course: This course is free to all NHS staff employed within Health Education South London

Course Director: Colette Laws-Chapman, Simulation Lead for Non Medical Staff

Outline:

Dementia is a condition that pervades every aspect of a patient’s life. As such it is necessary to work collaboratively across institutional and organisational divides to provide healthcare that is centred around the patient and their carers. This course is a multi-modal interprofessional simulation intervention that involves healthcare professionals from primary and secondary care learning together with patients and carers. The course will assist in enhancing standards further so that care quality is more person and carer focussed.

The course is designed to allow learners to understand and appreciate others view points. In addition to the learning that occurs between primary and secondary care, attendees will also be learning from patients and carers. This course will focus on the technical skills in the management of dementia and delirium, patient empowerment, care delivered across boundaries, Human Factors and non-technical skills and interprofessional learning.

Attendees:

  • Acute Ward nurses
  • Surgical and acute medical staff CMT, CST, Trust SHOs and FY1 &2
  • Acute based allied health professionals from dietetics, pharmacy OT and physiotherapy
  • General Practitioners and Trainees
  • Community allied health professionals
  • District nursing teams

Dates:

  • To be announced

Fees:

  • GSTT Staff – Free
  • External NHS Band 4-6 – £175
  • External NHS FY1-FY2, SHO, CT1-CT2, ST1-ST2, GP ST1-ST3 – £200
  • External NHS ST3-ST8, Staff Grade – £ 225
  • External NHS Band 7 – £225
  • External NHS Band 8+, GP, Consultant – £275
  • Private Hospital (Non-NHS) – £400

For further information:

Contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

Nature of Course: Open to employees of Health Education South London only

Course Director: SaIL Centre in collaboration with Palliative Care Team

Outline:

One chance to get it right: Equipping senior health professionals for the challenges of caring for patients approaching the end of life. The aim of the course is to increase the confidence of senior health professionals to lead difficult decision making surrounding end of life care and communicate well with patients and those important to them.

The course will consider when decision making is needed, look into the current law and ethics regarding do not resuscitate orders, will assess the priorities for care of the dying person and aim to improve the communication between hospital and community settings.

Attendees:

  • Consultants from general/acute medicine, elderly care, ITU, oncology, renal, respiratory, cardiac and stroke medicine.
  • Also open to Consultants in ED, colorectal and vascular surgeons
  • ST5 and above in the above named specialities
  • GPs and year 3 GP registrars
  • Band 6 and above Nurses working in Medicine, Oncology, ITU, Cancer and cancer surgery and ED.
  • Community matrons and district nurses
  • Senior AHPs

Dates: 

  • Monday 10th Jul 2017 – Book Here
  • Monday 11th Sep 2017 -Book Here
  • Tuesday 7th Nov 2017 – Book Here

Costs:

  • Free of charge to eligible attendees.

Contact:

Please email Simulation team for more information.

Colette Laws-Chapman is our Simulation Lead for Non-Medical Staff and has a lead role in developing interprofessional and interagency simulation programmes, as well as being one of our deputy directors.

In her previous post as Associate Chief Nurse supporting education, standards and practice development  she  worked with London South Bank University to develop a blended learning programme in clinical leadership. Colette has a track record of working in education, practice development and leadership at Guys & St Thomas’s since 2001. She is a qualified teacher, mentor and 360-appraisal facilitator amongst other things.

Colette has been involved in simulation training at SaIL since 2010 having led the development and implementation of the inaugural preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and midwives.

Colette is also the conference director for the British Association of Critical Care Nursing where she has facilitated the development of simulation as part of the national and international conference programme.

Nature of Course: Open to GSTT attendees and South London Emergency Services

Course Director: Colette Laws-Chapman

Outline:

One day high-fidelity simulation based course providing essential skills for community, ambulance, and emergency department practitioners.

A series of practical core skills, group activities and simulation scenarios provide a unique and safe learning environment, facilitated by an experienced faculty of doctors, nurses and clinical educators. The course will enhance essential knowledge and practical skills for emergency practitioners and front line staff with a focus on discussing and improving communication, handover, escalation and other non-technical aspects of everyday performance.

Attendees:

Ambulance Practitioners

  • Nurses working in Emergency Departments
  • Community and District Nursing
  • Junior and Senior doctors working in Emergency Departments
  • Allied Health Professionals working in Emergency Departments
  • Nursing Assistants working in Emergency Departments
  • GPs and Practice Nurses

Dates Available:

  • To be announced

Cost:

  • Free to eligible attendees.

Contact:

Please email Simulation team for more information.

 

 

Nature of Course:  Open to attendees within South London

Course Director:  Colette Laws-Chapman, Simulation Lead for Non Medical Staff

Outline:

The design of this unique inter-professional course has been informed by staff, patients and families across King’s Health Partners. It uses immersive simulation to equip staff with the skills to facilitate high quality care transfers in older people in today’s challenging context and to strengthen team working across hospital and community settings.

If you are a community or hospital based healthcare practitioner involved in the care transfers of older people with complex needs, then this is the course for you.  It will:

  • enhance your skills in planning and delivering high quality care transfers that is patient centered.
  • enhance your knowledge of tools that inform good decision making and identify discharge readiness.
  • give you an understanding of the role of human factors and non-technical skills in improving multi-agency and multi-professional teamwork, patient safety and the patient experience.

Attendees:

  • Band 5 + Nurses
  • Therapists involved in the Discharge process
  • General Practitioners and trainees
  • District Nurses

Dates:

  • To be announced

Costs:

  • Free to eligible attendees

For further information:

Contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

 

 

Nature of Course:  Open to internal and external attendees

Course Director: Marilyn McDougall, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care

Outline:

An inter professional one-day course incorporating a mix of high fidelity simulation techniques, lectures and workshops exploring the management of acutely unwell children and children who require home ventilation. There is a focus on non-technical skills and in particular problems that link paediatric community practice and hospital medicine. It will bring together multi-professionals to learn from and amongst one another whilst allowing opportunity to network and forge relationships to improve holistic care delivered to children.

Attendees:

  • Paediatric trainees and consultants
  • General Practitioners
  • Community Health Workers
  • Social Workers
  • School Nurses
  • Hospice Teams
  • Allied Health Professionals

Dates:

  • To be announced

Cost:

  • Free to eligible attendees

Contact: 

  • Please contact the Simulation team to register your interest

Sociological Fidelity: keeping the Patient at the heart of interprofessional learning – article by past simulation Fellow Libby Thomas and Scott Reeves in the Journal of Interprofessional Learning.

Over the past decade or so there has been an extraordinary expansion of a variety of simulated learning activities involving a wide range of students and practitioners from a number of different professional groups. A key focus for educators is achieving ‘high fidelity’ simulated educational experiences for their learners.

Read the full article at http://informahealthcare.com/jic

J Interprof Care, 2015: 29(3): 177-178

Course proposals and Abstract Submission is now open for the 16th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare

Deadline: Wednesday 3rd June 2015

The theme for IMSH 2016:  Discover, Share, Lead.

Discover

There is an increasing need for discovery and learning from fields outside of healthcare education.  The IMSH 2016 Planning Committee is interested in bringing innovative concepts from both inside and outside of healthcare to the SSH audience.  We are interested in content that shows potential for adaptation to healthcare simulation.

Share

We see a need to more effectively connect patients with their healthcare providers.  Sharing and creating links between everyone who experiences healthcare is critical. One prominent gap we’d like to address exists between healthcare providers and their patients in terms of their shared experience.  We’re looking for content that helps bridge this gap, sharing the stories and experiences that can transform how we now deliver care.

Lead

IMSH 2016 will feature a new leadership development track.  The development of leadership skills within healthcare simulation is not only a Society priority, but a mandate for simulation stakeholders if we are to move the agenda of simulation ever further in today’s challenging healthcare environment. Share your expertise in leadership as we develop this new and important content area for IMSH 2016.

For more information: http://www.ssih.org/Events/IMSH-2016/Presenters