A new state-of-the-art simulation training laboratory to improve the development of healthcare worker’s clinical skills, has been opened by Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull.
Clinical staff of all disciplines will be able to practice skills and procedures, both common and uncommon in an educationally safe environment.
In the simulation training laboratory clinical scenarios are re-created through the use of very realistic human patient simulators and live actors. Each simulated encounter incorporates all of the intricate details that would be present in the assessment and treatment of actual patients. Clinical staff are able to develop their expertise by actually performing in real life scenarios that range from individual technical skills to the most complex inter-professional treatment scenarios.
Steve Rochester Senior Resuscitation Officer said: “We are pleased to be able to offer this enhanced training to our clinical staff with some of the most advanced simulation equipment available. The simulation training laboratory has the obvious advantage of being able to practice time after time until you have mastered a particular skill or procedure increasing proficiency and building confidence. The technology enables real life situations to be re-created. This realism creates ‘buy in’ from participants. Whilst certain participants act out a scenario, other students can observe from another room.”
Steve added: “Within simulation it is acknowledged that the most beneficial aspect is the debrief. Whilst the scenario is important for participants to practice a skill, the learning happens in the debrief.“