Developed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

*Awarded 6 CPD points from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edingburgh

Course duration: One day

Time: 08:00-16:30

Course convenor: Mr Simon Paterson-Brown (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

The Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system is a behavioural rating system developed by a multi-disciplinary group comprising surgeons, psychologists, and anaesthetists in Scotland. NOTSS describes the main observable non-technical skills associated with good surgical practice. When used in conjunction with medical knowledge and clinical skills, NOTSS can be used to observe and rate surgeons’ behaviour in theatre in a structured manner and allow a clear and transparent assessment of training needs.SaIL_JPerugia-4868

The course examines the non-technical skills which underpin good operative performance using short talks, video simulated scenarios, an audience response voting system and small group discussions.

At the end of the course participants will be able to understand the theories and research relating to adverse events in surgery and the importance of the non-technical skills in improving performance.

They will also be able to use the NOTSS taxonomy to observe, rate and provide feedback on behaviours in the operating room.

This course is suitable for:

Consultant Surgeons and Surgical Trainees from all surgical specialties.

Dates:

  • Monday 12th June 2017 – FULLY BOOKED
  • Please contact the Simulation Team to join the waiting list for future dates.

Costs:

  • Free to staff working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT)
  • £175 for non-GSTT participants

Contact:

Please contact the Simulation Team for more information.

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

Nature of Course:Jan 19 2012 SaIL Yr 5 medic students 118 Open to internal GSTT attendees only

Course Director: Dr Chris Langrish, Consultant Anaesthetist

Outline:

The course begins with an introduction to non-technical skills  (NTS). This outlines key non-technical skills/human factors involved in caring for patients, such as effective communication, anticipation and planning, and taking a leadership role.

We then cover 5 to 6 scenarios during the day. We debrief after each scenario, focusing on the key NTS points.

To be realistic, the scenarios use high-fidelity simulation.

We aim to improve the way professionals interact at work to benefit patients and prevent avoidable mistakes.

 

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This 1-day course is suitable for all multidisciplinary team members and bands 5, 6 and 7 nurses.

 

 

 

Dates:

  • Wednesday 28th June 2017
  • Wednesday 26th July 2017
  • Thursday 28th September 2017
  • Thursday 19th October 2017
  • Thursday 16th November 2017

Costs:

  • There is no charge to internal attendees.

Contact:

Staff are rota’d to attend by their relevant clinical line managers. Please contact the following:

Doctors – Krystina Williams – Junior Doctor Administrator
Nurses – Cesca Faro-Wing – Practice Development Nurse

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: Dr Shumontha Dev, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Outline:

The course begins with an introduction to non-technical skills  (NTS). This outlines key non-technical skills/human factors involved in caring for patients, such as effective communication, anticipation and planning, and taking a leadership role.

Six scenarios are covered during the day. Each scenario is debriefed by a trained debriefer. To aid realism, the scenarios use high-fidelity simulation.

Objectives:

We aim to improve the way professionals interact at work to benefit patients and prevent avoidable mistakes.

Attendees:

This 1-day course is for emergency medicine doctors and nurses of all grades.

Dates:

  • 19th Jul 2017
  • 18th Oct 2017
  • 20th Dec 2017

Costs:

  • Although this course is centrally funded, making it free for you to attend, you may be charged if you book a place but do not attend on the day.

Contact:

For more information please see the course flyer or  contact the Simulation team on 0207 188 4802 or email  the Simulation Team

 

 

Nature of Course: Open to internal GSTT attendees only

Outline:

This is a half day in situ course which started in November 2013 and has been running monthly at either Guy’s or St Thomas’ theatres. This is a free course aimed at improving non-technical skills among theatre staff in their own home environment. It uses the benefit of familiarity of the staff with their own environment for a high fidelity situation. The course involves an introduction to non-technical skills including using a video and a meet the manikin session. All candidates are then involved in a simulated scenario either in the anaesthetic room or in the operating theatre followed by a debrief session. Occasionally, another scenario can be run when time allows. So far feedback has been very positive and attendees have reported that they are interested in attending the course on a regular basis (monthly to six monthly).

Attendees:

  • Theatre staff including surgeons (of any speciality/seniority e.g SHO, SpR, Consultants)
  • Anaesthetists (all seniority)
  • Nursing staff/assistants who work in Theatres

Dates:

  • To be announced

Costs:

  • Free to all eligible attendees

Contact:

Contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

SaIL_JPerugia-5610Nature of Course: Open to internal and external attendees

Course Director: Dr Tahzeeb Bhagat, Consultant Anaesthetist

Outline:

MEPA is a national paediatric simulation course that helps anaesthetic trainees to manage paediatric anaesthesia emergencies.

The course introduces non-technical skills  (NTS) in paediatric anaesthesia and puts knowledge into practice through simulation scenarios.

After an introduction to simulation attendees are given a familiarisation session of the high fidelity simulation room and the baby manikins.

The course looks at current practice in paediatric anaesthesia and, through participation in the simulated clinical scenarios, attendees’ technical and clinical management decisions are challenged.

Each scenario is followed by a debriefing session reflecting on the team’s performance.

 

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Attendees:

  • This is a 1-day course for anaesthetists in training

Dates:

  • To be announced

Costs:

  • Available on request

Contact:

Please contact the Simulation Team for more information

Nature of Course:  Open to internal GSTT attendees, GPs (and Trainees) and community-based practitioners within South London

Course Directors: Dr Peter Jaye, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, and Suzy Wilson, Artistic Director of CLOD Ensemble

Outline:

  • Do you work in a stressful environment?
  • Do you often have to manage your own stress in the moment?
  • Do you notice the impact of others’ stress on yourself, your patients and other colleagues?
  • Do you take your stress home with you, and do you sometimes struggle to unwind in the evenings?

This course introduces some basic exercises and relaxation techniques to further develop your physical awareness and help prepare for busy and stressful schedules.

Objectives:

  • To provide exercises and tools to enable delegates to better manage stressful situations, through preparation before work, at the time, and afterwards.
  • To equip delegates with skills to better recognize stress in themselves and in others.
  • To explore strategies to prioritise effectively and build resilience at work.

You will investigate techniques that will bring your body back to a more resourceful state after or during stress, developing ways in which to cope with the physical demands of working in healthcare.

You will learn how you can restore energy, identify and release tension and therefore allow your body to perform at it’s best, building stamina and resilience to cope with long hours.

In addition, you will explore ways that body language and posture can enhance your ability to communicate effectively and confidently with others, and develop strategies to prioritise effectively.

Attendees:

This 1-day course is open to all grades of Medical, Nursing, AHP, Nursing Assistant and Clerical staff

Dates:

  • To be announced

Costs:

  • Although this course is centrally funded, making it free for you to attend, you may be charged if you book a place but do not attend on the day.

Contact:

Dealing with difficult neonatal situations can be stressful and daunting, particularly for trainees and staff members new to the clinical environment. It is important that trainees who start working on a neonatal unit quickly develop the necessary clinical competencies to maximise patient safety. Skills can be improved by repetitive learning or practice and simulation has the advantage of accelerating the learning curve by repetitive practice. This course is aimed at all levels of Neonatal Care teams from NICU team to Obstetric birthing team.

Outline

This course aims to improve team working and technical awareness skills within inter-professional Neonatal Intensive Care teams. Using Inter-professional simulation based training to improve team working, situational awareness and effective communication within the neonatal, paediatric & Obstetric multi-disciplinary teams. Exploring the Human factors effecting complex team interactions alongside clinical simulation scenarios and the influence these can have on team performance and patient outcomes.

Who is this course for?

  • Doctors – ST1-8, FY2, Consultants (working in paediatrics or neonates)
  • Nurses (any grade, working in neonates)
  • Midwives (any grade, working in hospital)

Dates:

  • To be announced

Fees:

*Please note that this course is only open to attendees from South London

There is no charge to participants working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and staff in the Health Education South London (HESL) South London network.

For further information: Contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

Course Duration: One Day

Registration: 08:30

Start Time: 08:45   End Time: 16:30

Course Director: Dr Hammad Khan

Dealing with difficult neonatal situations can be stressful and daunting, particularly for trainees and staff members new to the clinical environment. It is important that trainees who start working on a neonatal unit quickly develop the necessary clinical competencies to maximise patient safety. Skills can be improved by repetitive learning or practice and simulation has the advantage of accelerating the learning curve by repetitive practice. This course is aimed at all levels of Neonatal Care teams.

Outline

Learning the management of babies with acute deterioration who have underlying congenital cardiac disease.

This course aims to improve team working and technical awareness skills within inter-professional Neonatal Intensive Care teams.  Exploring the Human Factors affecting complex team interactions alongside clinical simulation scenarios and the influence these can have on team performance and patient outcomes.

Who is this course for?

  • Paediatric junior doctors ST1-8
  • Neonatal nurses
  • PICU/A&E nurse with an interest in cardiac disease

Dates:

Fees:

*Please note that this course is only open to staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

There is no charge to participants.

For further information:

Contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

Nature of Course: Open to staff of NHS Trusts in South London

Course Director:  Colette Laws-Chapman and Marie McDonnell

Outline:

Many patients in both the inpatient and community setting have indwelling urinary catheters and healthcare professionals frequently are faced with their management.  Poor management can lead to catheter associated complications such as infection with devastating consequences for the patient such as prolonged hospitalisation, readmission and increased mortality.

This course aims to help reduce avoidable harm in patients with catheters. It seeks to explore issues of catheter avoidance, management of indwelling catheters and timely removal; as well as safe discharge of those with catheters and their community management.

The course will help explore issues around dignity, care and compassion and the role of the healthcare professional in educating and empowering patients in catheter care. This inter-professional course is designed to help explore the potential non-technical barriers to effective management of catheters for both acute and community healthcare professionals

Attendees:

  • GPs
  • Consultants
  • Junior doctors
  • Acute and community nurses
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Nursing assistants trained in catheter management

Dates Available:

This is a half day course so on any future dates there is a morning and an afternoon session

  • To be announced

Costs:

  • Although this course is centrally funded, making it free for you to attend, you may be charged if you book a place but do not attend on the day.

Contact:

  • Please email the Simulation team for more information.