A comprehensive two-day programme created specifically for staff with a role in clinical education and training who wish to enhance their teaching skills in simulation-based education.It forms the start of the faculty development programme at SaIL . The programme provides an interactive mix of theory and practical application of simulation, informed by educational research and best practice.

This course is for staff and teams interested in understanding more about how simulation-based learning interventions can enhance patient safety and team working in clinical settings and the simulation centre.

It is also the starting point for novices starting on the SaIL faculty development programme. It needs to be completed prior to further simulation training at SaIL unless a candidate has had exemption from the Director of SaIL.

Course Aim and Learning Outcomes

This course provides participants with the foundational knowledge and skills to contribute to simulation-based training in clinical practice settings.

After completion of the full programme, participants will be able to:

identify and write learning objectives for clinical skills or scenario-based training appropriate to their clinical setting

  • design a basic clinical scenario clearly aligned with the learning objectives
  • consider the challenges of creating an effective learning environment in the workplace
  • use low technology simulators, part-task trainers or manikins to create realistic learning opportunities in the workplace
  • use basic debriefing skills to contribute to simulation learning

Format

On the first day of this interactive course, workshops will focus on the principles of simulation, writing and facilitating scenarios, and ‘hands-on’ practical activities with simulation equipment. Building on this experience, participants develop a scenario suitable for their own clinical settings and return on day two to set up and run the scenario with support from experienced SaIL faculty. Participants both give and receive structured feedback through the course, providing valuable experience in how debriefing contributes to simulation-based learning.

Who

The course is open to Trust employees with a direct role in clinical workforce development and who will be supported to deliver simulation-based education as part of their role. Teams of 2-4 staff from a dept/ ward are encouraged to attend as a group where possible. Students starting the SaIL faculty development programme are able to attend as individuals.

Please note: To independently debrief complex, high-fidelity simulation-based scenarios, participants should plan to continue their development with the Essential Debriefing course.

Dates

  • 12th Jan 2017 & 25th Jan 2017
  • 13th Sep 2017 & 27th Sep 2017

*There are 12 places available per session.

To book your space please contact the Simulation team or call 0207 188 4802

Please note we have a high demand for places on this course so please apply early to secure your place

Approved by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine for 6 CPD credits

Course Director: Mrs Colette Laws-Chapman – Simulation Lead for Non-Medical Staff and Miss Lucy Brock – Physiotherapist/Clinical Educator in Simulation

Expert Faculty: Ms Lynn McDonnell – Lead Respiratory Physiotherapist NIVpic

Outline: One day multidisiplinary course. Using the latest in simulation technology and based upon the latest guidelines and evidence you will learn from the experts in the field of NIV.  You will learn how to initiate, manage, trouble shoot, and escalate NIV in the emergency and acute environment. Learn from lectures, hands on workshops and high fidelity simulation.

Learning Objectives:

To provide a safe framework for the use of Non-invasive Ventilation:
  1. To understand the scientific principles of respiratory failure.
  2. To understand the principles and function of NIV.
  3. To recognise both the indications and contraindications for NIV.
  4. To be safely able to prescribe, set up, and trouble shoot NIV
  5. To recognise the limitations of NIV.
  6. To learn basic principles of Human Factors in healthcare.

Attendees:

  • Band 6+ Physiotherapists
  • Band 6+ Nurses
  • ST1 Doctors to Consultants
  • High Dependency or Emergency Staff with Respiratory Patients

Dates:

  • To be announced

Fees:

  • GSTT Staff – Free
  • External NHS Non-Medical Band 6 – £175
  • 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: 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: 

  • To be announced

Costs:

  • Free of charge to eligible attendees.

Contact:

Please email Simulation team for more information.

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.

This course is suitable for:lap-vr

  • 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 12th – Thursday 14th December 2017 – Book now

Costs:

  • £500

Contact:

Please contact the Simulation Team for more information, or call 020 7188 4802

See the course Flyer for more information.

Course Duration: One Day

Start Time: 08:30   End Time: 16:30

Outline:

  • Have you recently become a consultant?
  • Are you interested in learning strategies to communicate more effectively with your team and others, including those you don’t directly manage?
  • Would you like to explore strategies to help you adjust to the new responsibilities and pressures of your role?

Being a new Consultant involves significant changes to your working life and to the ways in which you communicate with colleagues, patients and carers.Core-GPVTS

Aims & Objectives:

On this course new consultants will identify the opportunities and challenges of their role and learn how to build the resources and techniques to manage them. In particular, the course will address ways of embracing your new responsibilities with confidence.

You will explore ways of supporting your team and encouraging a culture of clear communication, and develop strategies to enable you to switch from day-to-day work to strategic, bigger-picture thinking.

This course draws on the Circle of Care framework developed as part of the GSTT SaIL Centre collaboration with Performing Medicine.

Who is this course for?

  • New Clinical Consultants

Dates:

  • To be announced

Cost:

This course is free to attend.

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

For further information:

Contact the Simulation Team or call 0207 188 4802

Nature of course:  Open to internal GSTT attendees only

Course Director: Dr Shumontha Dev, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, and Mags Jubbs, Placement Development Manager

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De-briefing session taking place

Outline:

During this one day course candidates have an introductory lecture and a session to familiarise them with the simulation environment, followed by several simulated clinical communication scenarios.

Debriefing sessions take place after each scenario, where candidates can reflect on their and the group’s performance, guided by experienced facilitators.

Objectives:

This course reinforces foundation curriculum learning. It uses common clinical situations ranging from acute emergencies to communication-based scenarios.

It introduces the interpersonal and cognitive skills required to perform effectively in complex clinical situations through ‘human factors’ training – also known as non-technical skills (NTS).

Attendees:

For foundation doctors, years 1 and 2, and newly qualified preceptorship nurses & midwives

Adult dates:

  • To be announced

Paediatric dates:

  • To be announced

Community dates:

  • To be announced

Midwifery dates:

  • To be announced

Cost:

There is no charge to attendees.  These sessions are open to GSTT staff only.

Contact:

Attendees will be given a date by their foundation programme co-ordinator or nursing preceptorship programme co-ordinator.

Nature of course: Open to GSTT Staff only – working in all bedded units including wards, HDU, Minnie Kid House, Pulross and the Amputee Rehabilitation Unit

Course Directors: Sarah Candy

Outline:

This half-day Practical Skills Workshop allows learners  to practise in a safe environment, the real-life skills needed to care for patients who require assistance with personal care

Learning Objectives:

  • Communication and sensitivity in intimate situations
  • Assisted washes and oral hygiene
  • “In your shoes experiences”
  • T.E.D Stocking fitting

Attendees:

  • Band 2 & Band 3 Nursing Assistants

Times:

  • Morning Course – 08:30 -12:30
  • Afternoon Course – 13:00 – 17:00

Dates:

  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (AM) – Book now
  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (PM) – Book now

Cost:

This course is free to attend.

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

For further information:

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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Emergency Departments are busy settings where different professions and specialities interact, exchange information rapidly and work together to achieve common goals.

This inter-professional course utilises fully-immersive high-fidelity simulation to recreate common and challenging scenarios in emergency care, including medical emergencies and trauma. Through a combination of structured debriefing and expert advice, participants can reflect on technical aspects of emergency care and how Human Factors can impact on patient safety.

Aims:

  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient safety in relation to Human Factors
  • To improve the management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with common clinical situations

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

  • Provide more effective initial assessment and management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department
  • Demonstrate components of effective communication with colleagues, such as the SBAR handover tool
  • Describe effective aspects of working within a team
  • Understand the role Human Factors have in clinical practice

This course is suitable for:
Pre-Hospital:

  • All Paramedics
  • Ambulance Technicians

Hospital:

  • Doctors at all levels working in the emergency, medical, surgical, psychiatric and obstetric specialities
  • Nurses, radiographers, physiotherapists, and pharmacists, working within emergency care
  • Non-clinical team-members including security and administration staff working within emergency care

Dates & Fees:

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

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: