During 2013/14 NES are holding a series of one day workshops entitled "Educating for Patient Safety" at various locations throughout Scotland. Included in the Programme of the Day (see sample attached) are presentations on Human Factors, Decision Making and Team Working. We are looking for locally based expert volunteers who would be willing to facilitate these interactive sessions.
Much of advanced practice involves clinical reasoning,critical thinking and clinical decision making. These are often practiced in busy clinical environments which abound with handovers, interruptions, uncertainties and pressures of time and task. In order to replicate some of these environmental factors in real time clinical scenarios, but incorporating the opportunity of detailed debriefing supported by a video recording of the action, high fidelity patient simulation has been used. This article describes how these elements have been synthesised into a variety of courses for advanced practitioners delivered at the Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre.
A sophisticated, life-size manikin which breathes,blinks, moves and talks is the centrepiece of the Scottish
Clinical Simulation Centre (SCSC). It is a state-of the-art multi-professional training facility and the sole high
fidelity simulation centre in Scotland. The centre provides training for over 1000 healthcare professionals each year through a variety of courses. The centre utilises both METI and Laerdal simulators including adults, children and babies and the simulation suite can be transformed into a ward area, maternity unit, emergency department, intensive care unit, operating theatre, dental surgery or general practice environment to allow great flexibility in the scope of simulation provided. The simulator provides
the closest situation to the real thing without any risk to patients or learners, so that healthcare professionals can rehearse management of both routine and less common, life-threatening, events.
Using advanced technology and a one-way mirrored control room, as well as a radio link with the instructor, the simulators can be utilised to mimic different clinical conditions. The appropriate physiological response to particular interventions and drugs can be reproduced. Real monitors display the 'patient's' vital signs so that participants can assess the patient's progress and response to support and treatment - as they would in a real-life situation. Audiovisual equipment allows all training scenarios to be recorded with the ability to playback the recordings to help reflection during debriefing by a faculty of experienced centre staff.
Please see letter below which may be of interest to you.
Welch Allyn UK Ltd.
Bucks HP22 4ND
Tel: 020 7365 6780
Fax: 020 7365 9694
Mrs R Moore
Scottish Government Health Directorates
Scottish Executive, St Andrews House
2 Regent Road
16th April 2013
Dear Mrs R Moore
Put Scottish Government Health Directorates in the limelight!
It is my pleasure to introduce the National Award for Nurses "Pioneers of Care".
The award supported by Welch Allyn is designed to recognise trailblazing nurses who have advanced
frontline care. We are seeking Nurses who have gone out of their way to work effectively, efficiently and
empathetically with their patients and have introduced new techniques to solve problems and help
A prestigious judging panel has been assembled consisting of health joumalists Lucy Elkins from the
Daily Mail, Liz Hollis from the Times along with Professor Steve Ersser, Dean and Professor of Nursing
and Dermatology Care at the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull. Together they will
judge the entries to decide who will win this coveted award.
Supporting safe, effective, person centred care, through the use of care pathways hosted by the Scottish Pathways Association (SPA) and the European Pathway Association (E-P-A).
The Scottish Pathways Association is an established group of NHS and partner agencies from Scotland who support those developing, implementing and evaluating the use of care pathways in different clinical areas. SPA is affiliated to the E-P-A, who have over 1000 members in 59 countries. This has all happened following the initial concept of an E-P-A, suggested at the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQUA) 2003 conference in Dallas.
Examining the impact of simulation on human performance.
25th & 26th April 2013.
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We are getting really excited about the inaugural Scottish Symposium. It is now just over two weeks until we will be delivering our biggest Scottish meeting to date. We have had a great response to bookings so far and we expect to hit capacity very soon. If you are planning coming to Edinburgh then please follow this link and book your place as quickly as possible: ASPiH SCSN Symposium
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