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
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.
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.
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
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.
To provide a safe framework for the use of Non-invasive Ventilation:
To understand the scientific principles of respiratory failure.
To understand the principles and function of NIV.
To recognise both the indications and contraindications for NIV.
To be safely able to prescribe, set up, and trouble shoot NIV
To recognise the limitations of NIV.
To learn basic principles of Human Factors in healthcare.
Band 6+ Physiotherapists
Band 6+ Nurses
ST1 Doctors to Consultants
High Dependency or Emergency Staff with Respiratory Patients
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
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.
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
To be announced
GSTT Staff – Free
External NHS Band 4-6 – £175
External NHS FY1-FY2, SHO, CT1-CT2, ST1-ST2, GP ST1-ST3 – £200
Nature of Course: Open to employees of Health Education South London only
Course Director: SaIL Centre in collaboration with Palliative Care Team
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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
To be announced
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
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.
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
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:
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
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.
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
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: