Course Duration: Three days

Time: 08:30-17:00

Accredited 17.5 CPD points by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and Quality Assured by King’s Health Partners Education Academy

Course Director: Mr Amir Darakhshan

This three day course is an introduction to basic laparoscopic skills. The course covers set-up, equipment, principles of safe practice and progress onto basic operative techniques. These essential concepts will be introduced through videos and lectures. The emphasis is on practical hands-on sessions with simulated models, animal tissue and our state of the art virtual reality trainers.

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  • All surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment
  • Senior surgical trainees wishing to refresh their skills
  • Urology, O&G and Paediatric Surgery trainees

Content on Day 1

  • Setting up and troubleshooting a laparoscopic stack
  • Instruments, Ports and Access
  • Familiarisation with, and use of laparoscopic instruments
  • Access and closure
  • Laparoscopic skills and dissection including:
    - Safe camera use, triangulation, depth cueing
    - Use of instruments
    - Laparoscopic exercises

Content on Day 2

  • Principles of Knotting & Suturing
    - Intracorporeal knotting, suturing (interrupted, continuous), Roeder knot
  • Energy Sources
    - Principles and practice on animal tissue, principles and practice
  • Appendicectomy
    - Practice on models and Lap VR
    - Management of appendix stump: suturing, Endoloop
  • Closure of perforated ulcer
    - Principles, dissection and landmarks
    - Suturing, omentoplasty

Content on Day 3

  • Cholecystectomy
    - Principles and techniques
    - Anatomical landmarks
    - Mobilisation, dissection, duct/vessel clipping, GB removal
  • Laparoscopic Virtual Reality sessions

Dates:

  • Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th July 2017 – Book now
  • Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th December 2017 – Bookings not yet open

Costs:

  • £500

Contact:

Please contact the Simulation Team for more information.

Course Duration: Variable one hour to one day

CPD Hours: Variable

Time: Variable

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Simulated patient scenarios with real time-pressures and equipment within the teams’ real clinical environment provides a rich resource to identify latent threats and system issues that can compromise patient safety. Deliberately practicing new or existing procedures within real teams can enhance their Human Factor skills including team working, communication and decision-making.

In situ simulation can occur wherever patient care or a patient transfer takes places; from acute hospital care, community or out-patient facilities, to non clinical areas. Simulated patients can be adults, children, or pregnant women. Common in situ simulations tested in different environments include Anaphylaxis, Cardiac Arrest; Airway Emergencies, Trauma and Clinical Transfers. Participants could be involved in the simulation as part of their working day or within designated training time.

Aims:

  • To provide real-time experiential training of simulated situations
  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient’s experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors
  • To work more effectively with colleagues when in emergencies or in testing new clinical systems

Learning Outcomes:

We work with local staff to tailor the design and delivery of scenarios to specific learner or departmental needs.

Mobile Simulation can be adapted to any healthcare environment. Examples include:
Clinical environments:

  • Operating theatres
  • General wards
  • Intensive care units
  • Outpatient departments
  • Radiology departments
  • Nursing and care homes
  • Hospices

Non-clinical environments:

  • Public areas
  • Foyers
  • Fire exits

Dates & Fees:

Course Duration: Two days

CPD: 15 hours

Time: 09:00-17:00

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This course is suitable for surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment or for Foundation doctors intending to follow a surgical or related career.

Trainees receive a course handbook and DVD. The course has opportunities for hands on experience with part-task trainers, individual tuition from our surgical faculty and assessment with individual feedback from the faculty and the course director.

The course comprises of 3 main areas: Open surgery Trauma and orthopaedics Minimal access surgery

Course Director: Dr Amir Darakshan

Successful participants, will be issued with certification that is recognised by all four royal surgical colleges.

This course is suitable for:

  • All surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment
  • Foundation Doctors intending to follow a surgical or related career

Dates:

  • 17th & 18th May 2017
  • 20th & 21st Sep 2017

Fees:

£710

To book onto the course please complete the booking form and return to the Simulation Team

For more information please see the course flyer or contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

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This inter-professional course is suitable for all healthcare professionals that may encounter and manage patients using non-invasive ventilation (NIV).

Participants will be involved in a series of practical work-shops and simulated scenarios using actors and manikins. A debriefing framework is used to assist participants to learn positively and constructively from their experience on the course.

Aims:

  • To work more effectively with colleagues when initiating and managing NIV in the emergency and acute environment
  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient’s experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Provide a safe framework for the use of Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Understand the scientific principals of respiratory failure
  • Recognise the principals, indications and contraindications for NIV
  • Safely able to prescribe, set up, and trouble shoot NIV
  • Recognise the limitations of NIV
  • Learn basic principals of Human Factors in healthcare

This course is suitable for:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • ST1 Doctors to Consultants
  • High Dependency or Emergency Staff with Respiratory Patients

Dates:

  • To be announced

Fees:

To book onto the course please complete the booking form and return to the Simulation Team

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

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00

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

This inter-professional simulation-based training course utilises immersive clinical scenarios facilitated by simulation experts to explore issues related to catheter avoidance, management of indwelling catheters and their timely removal, management of catheter-related emergencies, and the safe discharge of patients with catheters and their community management, with the aim of reducing avoidable harm in patients with catheters.

Aims:

  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors
  • To explore some of the core issues of Non-Technical Skills (NTS)
  • To increase knowledge base of management of catheters in hospital and the community to reduce avoidable harm

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Describe current best practice of catheter management to prevent catheter associated urine tract infections
  • Describe the risks and benefits of catheter insertion
  • Explain the effect that ineffective handover of information has on patient care

This course is suitable for:

  • Nurses, doctors and allied health professionals at all levels working across hospital and community settings

Dates

  • To be announced

Fees:

To book onto the course please complete the booking form and return to Simulation Team

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

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00

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This inter-professional simulation-based training course uses immersive clinical scenarios facilitated by simulation experts to explore the challenges of caring for patients approaching the end of life, with a focus on Human Factors and priorities for care of the dying person in hospital and community settings. The course aims to enhance the skills and confidence of health professionals in delivering the best individualised end of life care in today’s challenging context.

Aims:

  • To increase the confidence of health professionals in facilitating good end of life care
  • To increase knowledge of tools that facilitate Individualised end of life care
  • To understand the value of the inter-personal and cognitive non-technical skills required to perform effectively through human factors training

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the Priorities of Care, understanding their duties and responsibilities to ensure that individual care is provided, whether in a hospital or community setting, according to the needs and wishes of the patient
  • Recognise and review their own needs and those of the wider team, when caring for individuals who are dying, through reflective practice

This course is suitable for:

  • All healthcare practitioners working in areas that frequently deal with end of life care in both hospital and community settings.

Dates & Fees:

Please contact the Simulation team for more information on dates & course fees.

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00

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This inter-professional simulation-based training course addresses the tracheostomy care bundle, national guidelines and the management of tracheostomy emergencies.

Conducted through a series of hands-on workshops, mini lectures, and immersive clinical scenarios facilitated by simulation experts, each delegate will have the opportunity to practise managing emergency tracheostomy situations in a safe learning environment.

Aims:

  • To improve clinical knowledge of managing tracheostomy emergencies
  • To recognise all elements of the tracheostomy care bundle, and implement this into your future practices
  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and perform safe routine tracheostomy care
  • Establish and maintain a safe environment for patients with a tracheostomy
  • Safely manage common tracheostomy emergencies

Dates

  • To be announced

Fees:


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

 

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00

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Sepsis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity and a large consumer of resources in the NHS.

This inter-professional simulation-based training course combines workshops and immersive clinical scenarios facilitated by simulation experts. It addresses the early recognition and management of sepsis with a focus on the new sepsis definitions (Sepsis -3)  utilising “The Sepsis Six” – an evidence-based intervention shown to improve the outcomes of patients with sepsis through early goal-directed therapy and the exploration of human factors in healthcare.

Delegates will have the opportunity to practise, in a safe learning environment, the skills needed to recognise, assess and care for patients with sepsis with a view to improving patient safety.

Aims:

  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors
  • To increase knowledge base of the recognition and management of sepsis
  • To understand the principles and practice of the “Sepsis 6”

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • State the new definitions of sepsis and septic shock
  • List the 6 elements of the “Sepsis 6”
  • Describe the impact of non-technical skills on management of septic patients

This course is suitable for:

  • Nurses, doctors and allied health professionals at all levels

Dates:

  • To be announced

Fees:

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

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

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This is a multidisciplinary, simulation-based one day course aimed at enhancing non-technical skills as well as exposure to the managing some of the common medical emergencies encountered in Intensive Care environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognition and management of common emergencies within the intensive care environment
  • Recognition and management of tracheostomy emergencies
  • Exploration of key human factors in healthcare

Who is the Course for?

  • Junior Doctors F2-ST3 with interest in Intensive Care careers
  • Critical care  Nurses
  • Physiotherapists

Dates & Fees:

  • Please contact the Simulation Team for more information on dates & course fees.

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00

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This inter-professional course utilises fully-immersive high-fidelity simulation to enhance essential skills for healthcare staff working across acute and community care settings. It provides participants the opportunity to practise, in a safe learning environment, the skills required to assess and safely care for the acutely deteriorating adult patient presenting with common and challenging clinical scenarios.

Through a combination of structured debriefing and expert advice, participants can reflect on how Human Factors can impact on patient safety.

Aims:

  • To increase the confidence of health professionals in recognising and managing acutely unwell adults
  • To introduce inter-personal and cognitive Human Factor skills, including care and compassion, required to perform effectively in complex clinical situations

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Confidently assess an acutely unwell patient using an ABCDE approach
  • Recognise and escalate acutely unwell adults through appropriate application of local systems
  • Demonstrate components of effective communication with colleagues, such as the SBAR handover tool
  • Understand the role Human Factor skills have in clinical practice

This course is suitable for

  • Nurses, doctors and allied health professionals at all levels working within acute healthcare
  • Healthcare workers who are returning from a career break from clinical practice will find this course particularly useful

Dates

  • To be announced

Fees:

  • Please contact the Simulation Team for more information on course fees and to book a place on this course