As part of the hospital’s commitment to education, the Clinical Simulation Centre collaborated with teams of physiotherapists from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), The Royal Brompton Hospital and Sarah Wright, a physiotherapist based at Lady Cilento Hospital, Queensland, to deliver a series of training and simulation sessions.
The simulation passport is a personal development document used by student nurses at GOSH to keep track of their learning experiences involving clinical simulation. Developed by Eddie Adair and Alex Bull, it is emphasised as not being for the purpose of assessment, instead existing to form part of a portfolio and to aid students in interviews.
Leadership simulation involves the close observation of one individual’s actions to provide greater insight into that individual’s performance throughout a simulation. This can make for more thorough debriefing and therefore a more effective learning experience for all learners involved, even if only observing.
Secret ballots are a good way to encourage clinical simulation learners to contribute to group sessions without the pressure of potentially giving a wrong answer in front of the group. The Promethean ActivExpression Learner Response System is one way of introducing secret ballots into a clinical simulation education programme.
Linda Chigaru is a CATS consultant and consultant anaesthetist who runs the Joint ICU Simulation Training (JIST) sessions at the Clinical Simulation Centre most Wednesday mornings and also the CATS Stabilisation for Transport (CATS) course three-to-four times per year.
Liz Akers, Richard Paget and Amy Leonard attended the International Paediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops Conference in Boston in June, which joined global experts in the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to paediatric and perinatal simulation.