It is the school's view that simulation training for anaesthetists provides excellent opportunities to support delivery of the anaesthetic curriculum.
We have a track record as pioneers in simulation training and provide a programme of courses across the seven years of training. Each course is curriulum mapped and forms part of the ARCP requirements.
As stated in the 2010 Anaesthetic Curriculum "Whilst trainees may come across the critical incidents .... during the course of clinical practice, it is anticipated that many will not be encountered in this way and as a result, the use of simulation to assist teaching and assessment is expected". The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the primary also has two Sim Man stations covering resuscitation and critical incidents; simulation provides an opportunity to prepare for these stations. It is also recognised that simulation training supports the delivery of non-technical competencies in intermediate and higher training.
Following the UCLP bid to HENCEL for anaesthesia simulation training, we are now able to provide you with seven simulation training courses for free. The courses are held at either the Royal London, Whipps Cross, Newham, Homerton or Queens simulation suites. For directions please click here.
The following simulation training is mandatory from August 2014, and is part of your Annual review of competency progression (ARCP) requirements.
Our simulation courses include:
Novice Course (New CT1)
Critical Incidents Course (Late CT1)
Obstetric Anaesthetic Training in the Simulator (OATS) Course (CT2)
Anaesthetic Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) Course (ST3)
Paediatric Refresher and Medical Simulation (PRAMS) Course ( ST4)
Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Course (ST5)
Difficult Airway Management, Information and Techniques (DAMIT) Course (ST6)
This is a four day course based in the Medical Simulation Centre and is aimed for all CT1 trainees during their 'novice' period. The course consists of full day tutorials, interactive workshops and one day at The Medical Simulation Centre where trainees will all have a chance to ‘manage’ an anaesthetic emergency. One of your lecture days will commence early to incorporate an Anaesthetic Machine Check.
Critical Incidents Course
This is a one day course based in the Medical Simulation Centre and is aimed at all CT1 trainees. This will provide you with a range of emergency scenarios to manage and discuss as required by the 2010 curriculum.
Obstetric Anaesthetic Training in the Simulator (OATS) Course
This is a one day course, based in the Medical Simulation Centre, and is aimed at all CT2 trainees. It is designed to allow anaesthetic core trainees to manage both common and unusual obstetric scenarios, without risk to mother or baby, followed by discussion and debrief with an experienced obsteric consultant anaesthetist.
Anaesthetic Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) Course
This course is aimed at trainees in their ST3 year. The ANTS Course teaches anaesthetic trainees the non-technical skills required to be a good anaesthetist. These skills are particularly important for the effective management of clinical emergencies.
Paediatric Refresher and Medical Simulation (PRAMS) Course
This course is aimed at trainees in their ST4 year. The PRAMS Course is a simulation course for paediatric emergencies designed for anaesthetic trainees. It will contain common paediatric medical, surgical and emergency scenarios, and is delivered by an expert multidisciplinary faculty.
Expert in Anaesthesia (previously known as Patient Safety in Anaesthesia) Course
This is a one day course which takes place in the Medical Simulation Centre and is aimed at ST5 trainees. Trainees attending this course will look at detailed aspects of high quality professional performance. They will look in-depth at error causation and mitigation, decision-making and leadership.
All Expert in Anaesthesia Courses are held at the Medical Education Training Suite, Barts Health NHS Trust, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, London, E11 1NR. To book on one of the above courses email the Simulation and Essential Clinical Skills Co-ordinator, Dawn Zucker.
Difficult Airway Management, Information and Techniques (DAMIT) Course
This is a one day course which takes place in the Medical Simulation Centre and is aimed at ST6 trainees. This course looks at issues involved with the management of difficult airways, and includes awake fibreoptic intubation and the use of advanced airway equipment.
For further details, or to book onto any of the above courses, please contact Lucy Hamer
For directions to the various BLSA Simulation Centres please click here