Simpson Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

    Providing high quality education and training to the Health Service

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Dear Practice Manager,

We are pleased to be able to offer your practice the chance to undertake this unique simulation training within your General Practice centre. This type of training has not been delivered in this manner to general practices within the United Kingdom before.

Simulation is a training and feedback method in which learners practice tasks and processes in lifelike circumstances using models or virtual reality, with feedback from observers, peers, actor-patients, and video cameras to assist improvement in skills. Computer-based medical simulation provides a realistic and economical set of tools to improve and maintain the skills of health care providers adding a valuable dimension to medical training similar to professional training in aviation, defense, maritime, and nuclear energy. Medical simulators allow individuals to review and practice procedures as often as required to reach proficiency without harming the patient.

Generic Professional Capabilities?  Practice Perspective 
  • Patient-centred
  • Assertive effective communication• Risk management
  • Team working
  • Critical decision making
  • Task awareness
  • Situational awareness
  • Non-technical skills
  • Emotional and social awareness
  • Reduces risk to patients
  • Induction and assessment of staff
  • An opportunity to learn new skills safely
  • Promotes team working
  • Supports the development of professional    behaviour
  • Has a role in retraining and continuing professional behaviour
  • Run through critical incidents and SUIs
  • NICE and NPSA guidelines

 Package includes:

This training session qualifies as yearly mandatory training in resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator updates, meaning separate training sessions would not be needed. It incorporates all members of the team allowing staff members to be trained in the same treatment methods as well as developing teamwork between them.

The simulation session would be delivered by Chichester Medical Education Centre, St Richards Hospital’s Clinical & Simulation Skills Lead and Simulation Faculty, who have experience of delivering this form of high fidelity training.

A high fidelity Manikin and Monitor would be brought with the Faculty and is a realistic, full body, adult, patient simulator.   The Manikin offers comprehensive clinical functionality to teach the core skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management.

An automated external defibrillator or defibrillator would be brought to the training session allowing staff members the chance to practice the use of this important piece of equipment.

It is widely accepted that debriefing is the “heart and soul” of the simulation experience. It encourages reflective learning, which allows the participant to link theory to practice and research, think critically, and discuss how to intervene professionally in complex situations (Jeffries, 2010)

Learning occurs in simulation through contextual task training and repetition, but significant learning occurs when deep insight is made explicit through reflection during debriefing (Driefuerst, 2009, p.109). The Debrief of the session will be facilitated by the Simulation Faculty who are experienced and knowledgeable in delivering effective debriefs.

Here at the Simpson Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, we look forward to hearing from you to arrange a date to deliver this exciting training and to discuss your General Practice’s own requirements.

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