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The use of Simulation Based Medical Education is increasing in the healthcare setting. The benefits for trainee’s education and potential for improvements in patient safety are becoming apparent. However the teaching modality alone is not responsible and the benefits are markedly increased by the ability and quality of the Faculty.

Simulation based training can be complex and challenging, clinical experience alone is not a substitute for a simulation faculty members effectiveness. Educators in simulation require particular skills, in addition to knowledge, such as clinical credibility, technical ability, competence in facilitation and the ability to provide supportive yet challenging feedback. (McGaghie et all, 2010).

Dedicated faculty training provides an assurance that any Simulation Based Medical Education delivered by educators in the North East & Cumbria will consistently be of the highest standard.

Dr Kate Williamson
Health Education North East Simulation Lead
Royal College of Emergency Medicine North East Lead for Simulation


Simulation Faculty Training – The Essential Simulation Toolkit

The healthcare professionals introduction to simulation training from a trainers perspective; a practical exposure to simulation training methods and equipment for the new, or experienced, educator who is to become involved in simulation training in the health care environment.

By the end of the course you will be aware the rationale for using simulation as an educational approach in Healthcare. You will also be exposed to the operational aspects of simulation and audiovisual recording equipment in our state of the art simulation training facility and you will be able demonstrate the use of a structured approach to simulation scenarios, reflective analysis and facilitating a debrief.

Course Dates

  • 23rd June 2016 – Course Full
  • 12th September 2016 – Course Full
  • 10th October 2016 – Course Full
  • 2nd November 2016 – Course Full
  • 9th January 2017 – few places left

Course Notes

One day course. Eligible to Clinicians who have, or are developing, a training element to their role that requires the use of simulation methods and/or equipment to put into practice.

Please contact the centre directly for a place.

Venue: Clinical Skill Simulation Centre, QE Gateshead

Cost: Currently funded by HENE and therefore restricted to NHS professional within the North East & Cumbria. Attendees are expected to register with the Simulation Network.

Contact Name: Claire Calladine

Contact Email: claire.calladine@ghnt.nhs.uk

Intro to Simulation – Faculty Training Course

This one day training course provides an introduction to using simulation as a educational tool. The role of simulation for teaching non technical skills, a basic outline of human factors and workshops including scenario design, pre brief including “meet the manniquin” and practical sessions in delivery of simulation scenarios.

Course Dates

  • Thursday 21st July – Course Completed
  • 7th November 2016 – few places left
  • 7th February 2017
  • 4th April 2017

Venue: Simulation Centre, University Hospital North Tees

Cost: Cost: Currently funded by HENE and therefore restricted to NHS professional within the North East & Cumbria - attendees are expected to register with the NESN

Contact Name: Contact Sophie Wilcox, Trust Simulation Fellow

Contact Email: Sophie.Wilcox@nth.nhs.uk

Simulation Training Event for Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professionals

NESN has collaborated with Northumbria University & Health Education North East to provided a two-day FREE simulation faculty development course at Clinical Skills Centre, Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University.

Who is it for? This course is aimed at Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Professionals working in the North East Region who are actively engaged or plan to be involved in the delivery of simulation based education.

There will be interactive workshops & lots of hands-on practice in the essentials of simulation training:

  • Debriefing
  • Human factors
  • Scenario design
  • Running a scenario
  • Practical application

Course Dates

  • tbc

Developing Skills in Healthcare Simulation (Module)

Northumbria University has an excellent reputation for providing innovative, flexible and wide ranging professional learning and workforce development for those working in the caring professions. As part of University’s Patient Safety drive and building on extensive scoping of the needs of the workforce we have designed a series of degree and masters level modules on simulation based education (SBE), and Human Factors.

The Human Factor module, “Applying Human Factors to Healthcare Organisations”, which will provisionally commence in October 2015 aims to provide students with the opportunity to study in depth the underpinning human factors in healthcare that can affect performance and patient safety.

The SBE modules, “Developing Skills in Healthcare Simulation”, which will provisionally commence in January 2016 are aimed at providing students with the opportunity to study SBE as a learning and teaching methodology exploring scenario design, delivery of scenarios and simulation sessions, debriefing, patient safety strategies, and programming simulators.

Course Notes

Further information is available on the Northumbria University website.

Cost: These modules are funded for all healthcare professionals within the northern region via Health Education North East. Further information is available at the point of application and restricted to NHS professionals in the North East

Contact Name: Programme Support Office

Contact Phone: 0191 2156222

Simulation Faculty Training- Train the Trainer

This 1 day HENE funded faculty training course is a practical exposure to simulation training methods and equipment for the new, or experienced, educator who is to become involved in simulation training in the health care environment.

Course Dates

  • TBC

Course Notes

Eligible to practitioners who have, or are developing, a training element to their role that requires the use of simulation methods and/or equipment to put into practice. Please contact Deborah Harris to book a place.

Venue: Sim Centre North East, Freeman Hospital.

Cost: To be confirmed

Contact Name: Deborah Harris

Contact Email: Deborah.Harris@nuth.nhs.uk

Paediatric Simulation Faculty Development Course

There will be interactive workshops & lots of hands-on practice in the essentials of simulation training:

  • Debriefing
  • Human factors
  • Scenario design
  • Running a scenario
  • Practical application

We have expert speakers as well as access to state of the art facilities.

This course is aimed at senior Paediatric Healthcare Professionals in the North East region (Paediatrics, Neonates and Paediatric Emergency Medicine) who are committed to the ongoing delivery of simulation training to all staff who look after children.

Course Dates

  • TBC

Course Notes

Please send expressions of interest to Niall Mullen. See below for contact details.

Venue: Northumbria University – Coach Lane Campus

Cost: FREE!

Contact Name: Niall Mullen

Contact Email: niall.mullen@chsft.nhs.uk

Royal College of Emergency Medicine High Fidelity Simulator Faculty Course

Contents:

Simulation – What is it and what is it for? Discussion of Non-Technical Skills Scenario writing & debriefing workshops

Prior experience required of candidates:

Clinical: Higher trainee or Consultant in Emergency Medicine Educational:Completion of GIC or other Instructor Course, or a higher degree in education. Simulation: No previous experience required, just enthusiasm

Course Dates

  • TBC

Course Notes

We recommend all RCEM members wishing to be faculty to attend the RCEM simulation faculty training course. In order to maintain RCEM simulation faculty status we ask that you teach on a minimum of 2 simulation courses per annum.

(Lunch not included)

12 Places allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Venue: Held alternately at University Hospital of North Tees & Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Cost: FREE! (Small charge for refreshments)

Contact Name: Katherine Williamson

Contact Email: Katherine.Williamson@nth.nhs.uk

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