Course Director: Dr Simon Calvert, Consultant, Emergency & Intensive Care Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London and Dr Simon Broughton

Course Reference Number: 011/2014

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Target Audience: Doctors, Nurses and allied health staff including ODP’s working in Emergency medicine, general wards areas, Critical Care, Endoscopy, Interventional radiology

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KCH aim to integrate the learning from the two existing trauma simulation courses: TTL and TTM – both successful courses that aim to refine trauma team training through inter-professional simulation. Both courses aim to provide multi-disciplinary team training to improve management of trauma patients within SE London. It is recognised that both courses do have significant overlap. The proposed course – Integrated Trauma Life Support (ITLS) will be opened to everyone involved in receiving trauma patients in our SE London Trauma Network.


-          Integrating and updating content of pre-course learning from both courses,

-          Specific content in pre-course material tailored to leadership role (

-          Whole trauma team involvement in 5-6 scenarios

-          Trauma team member and trauma team leader will train in the same course with the same scenarios

-          Opportunity for extended pre-course learning, and leadership debrief/ workshops depending on candidates practice role

-          Outcome of course depending on level of registration and engagement with the course e.g. completed course/ completed course with leadership “add-ons” with a PDP completed

It is also recognised that simulation that involves both more senior leaders and junior effectors of trauma management demonstrates a more authentic team dynamic, and that this may be more effective as a learning environment. This integration will also allow team members to interchange roles within the scenarios – fluid team roles are more reflective of real clinical situations and also encourage individual development, particularly that of team members in transition to leadership roles.


Course Director: Dr Huon Snelgrove

Course Reference Number: 001/2014

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Target Audience:  International staff commencing employment within healthcare settings including acute and community based nurses, doctors and allied healthcare professionals

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Following formal induction a series of interprofessional mobile simulations have been developed reflecting different patient pathways which will probe the accuracy and comprehensiveness of new staff understandings over time. This course is aiming not at knowledge transfer but at developing rational expertise. The in situ simulations emphasize the experiential depth, contextualise specificities and emphasize the social relationships. The course will help new staff to become aware of the links (and gaps) between the micro clinical processes and large-scale organisational trajectories between local ways of working and overarching cultural boundaries.

Course Director: Duncan McRobbie – Associate Chief Pharmacist and Colette Laws-Chapman

Course Reference Number: 005/2014

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Target Audience: Consultants, senior and junior doctors, ward nurses, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the clinical ward round.

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The development of a new electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) system provides an opportunity to design training to support and promote safe medicines administration for its users. This course is designed to support the implementation and development of ePMA into daily practices. Based around optimising the inter-professional ward round this course will promote advanced knowledge on core prescribing and administration functions of the ePMA system. It aims to explore the potential non-technical barriers to effective management on the inter-professional ward round working using simulation. The course will also explore and develop new ways of working using the ePMA system and how this can contribute to enhance patient safety.

Course Director: Dr Peter Jaye

Course Reference Number: 004/2014

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Target Audience:  GP’s, consultants, junior doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, allied healthcare professionals, community based practitioners including pharmacists and residential care givers

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Compassion is central to the delivery of high quality care in Healthcare. Despite this the NHS places many barriers to its delivery in the way of its care givers. This course explores these and how we can overcome them. Utilising the work of Professor Paul Gilbert it stresses the importance of compassion for oneself, for the members of the healthcare team and for the patient and their carers. It uses a variety of simulation based experiential learning modalities followed by facilitated debriefs to explore and expand the learning in addition to focused didactic presentations. It is a multi-disciplinary, inter-professionally delivered course for all those involved in the delivery of care across all of patient pathway from home, primary care, hospital and nursing/residential home. It would be of value to those involved in enhancing compassionate care as well as those involved in delivery from management.

Course Director: Colette Laws-Chapman and Dr Adrian Hopper

Course Reference Number: 006/2014

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Target Audience: GP’s, consultants, junior doctors, acute and community nurses, allied healthcare professionals, nursing assistants trained in catheter management.

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Many patients in both the inpatient and community setting have indwelling urinary catheters and heath-care 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.


Course Director: Dr Gabriel Reedy, Educational Research Lead – King’s Health Partners Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centres

Course Reference Number: 008/2014

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Target Audience: The course is aimed at all healthcare professionals who treat patients with chronic conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  

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Patient Driven’ is a ground breaking innovative, reflective and practical course conceived, designed, written, evaluated and delivered by patients.  It offers the chance to practise, in a safe environment, the real-life skills needed to understand, communicate and work with patients who have complex long-term conditions.

Course Director: Dr Simon Calvert, Consultant King’s College Hospital and Dr Simon Broughton

Course Reference Number: 010/2014

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Target Audience: Doctors, Nurses and allied health staff including ODP’s working in Emergency medicine, general wards areas, Critical Care, Endoscopy, Interventional radiology.

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There is an increasing number of specialist hospital areas undertaking procedural sedation, combined with a reducing pool of anaesthetic support there is a growing need to develop skills in recognising risk and deterioration, and to react appropriately to enhance patient safety. This inter-professional course intends to utilise multiple modalities to explore technical and non-technical skills relating to sedation and airway management in the non-theatre environment. including pharmacology of sedative agents, intermediate level airway support, management of unanticipated intubation and unplanned extubation and how speciality teams interface across pathways. This course intends to address technical and non-technical skills to enable enhanced patient safety and understand of each other’s roles.