The Simulation Suites have been designed and equipped to provide a simulated clinical learning environment in order to deliver high quality education and training for health care professionals.
The Simulation Centres are fantastic purpose built facilities and form an important part of the Postgraduate Medical Education Centres.
The main incentive for implementing the Clinical skills and Simulation Centres have been to facilitate more effective and efficient medical training. By using clinical skills and simulation training it allows for improved quality in patient care and patient safety.
The centres enable the delivery of a wide range of clinical skills. We are able to provide sessions that look at teamwork, leadership and communication skills in a variety of formats. High fidelity simulation scenarios can be run which enables candidates to develop these important skills.
Simulation sessions cover cognitive or ‘thinking’ skills such as clinical reasoning and decision making, non-technical skills such as team working and communication and technical skills such as clinical examination and invasive procedures. Types of clinical skills learning at the Clinical Simulation Suite include:
- Ward simulations
- Simulation sessions
- Communication training sessions
- Procedural training
Simulation resources available to enhance simulated learning and practice include:
- Simulated ward area
- Simulated patients and actors
- Debriefing room
- Recording Facilities
- Part task trainers
The Simpson Suite (Chichester)
The suite is adjacent to the control room, where the faculty are able to observe activity in the simulation room and control the manikins. From here the faculty are also able to provide over the phone assistance in whichever role is required of them, as well as role playing other departments who have information that the candidates may require.
The simulation suite is linked through to the Simpson Suite which becomes the observation suite during simulation sessions. Candidates here are able to watch and listen to all the activity in the simulation suite via 3 different camera angles as well as being able to see the full patient monitor.
The suite has full recording equipment with the ability to record and replay sessions for debriefing and for future training.
Briefing and debriefing is carried out either in the Simpson suite or the Roger Miles suite.
The Simulation Suite (Worthing)
The suite comprises the main simulation room; adjoining control room and observation/briefing/debrief room.
The simulation room has a ward bed; theatre table and desk. See below for other simulation models and equipment. There is an oxygen supply to the bed head supplied by a canister in the control room. The room can accommodate 6 participants (with microphones) and one moderator (with discrete sound system).
The simulation room is bounded by the control room on one side and the observation room on the other; walled by mirrored glass.
The control room looks directly into the simulation room and holds the controls for the AV equipment, simulation mannequins etc.
The observation room/debrief room looks directly into the simulation room; has a monitor to view the scene from multiple angles and SimMan vital signs; and can listen to what is happening in the simulation room through the main microphone. The observation room is also used as a briefing/debrief room.