The Day The Simulator Died

**New course dates for 2017/2018 **
25 September 2017:  COURSE FULL
12 October 2017: 2 x paramedic, 1 x ODP places remaining
16 March 2018: 1 x ODP, 1 x A&E Registrar, 1 x Paed Registrar,  2 x paramedic places remaining
11 May 2018: All nurse places now full, other specialisms available


3 February 2017:
20 February 2017:
31 March 2017:       COURSE FULL


29 April:          COURSE FULL
10 June:
9 September:  COURSE FULL

Course Lead

Dr Susie Pawley

The Course

The Day the Simulator Died is a fully immersive multi-professional education day that follows the care pathway of a child who has died unexpectedly, and their family, from home (pre-hospital) through to the Emergency Department and beyond.  This simulation day is designed to help prepare learners who may be faced with unexpected child death.

The day comprises:

Workshops covering APLS management of cardiac arrest, decision making – when to stop resuscitation, statutory and legal processes (Child Death Overview Panel)

High fidelity simulations of resuscitations, including the presence of simulated parents and experience of breaking bad news teamworking

Focussed communication and guidance sessions of difficult conversation and explaining local child death procedures

Target groups
Frontline multi-professional paediatric cardiac arrest team involved in managing an unexpected child death in the Emergency Department:

Paramedics, ODP’s, Anaesthetists, Paediatric and A&E Nurses and medical staff (Paediatric/A&E, junior and senior doctors)

Places are limited across discliplines to ensure a ‘hands-on’ team working experience


The cost of the course is covered by HEKSS and Rockinghorse.


The course will be held at the KSS Children’s Simulation Centre


The course is open to all healthcare staff across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

If you wish to register for this course please use the form below:
Registration Form TDTSD

Feedback from delegates from previous courses includes:

“What a fantastic and realistically immersive study day.  I feel better prepared and learnt so much from the instructors, actors and my colleagues on the day.  I have recommended this day to my Critical Care Outreach colleagues.”

“I have had the opportunity since to put into practice the knowledge I learnt.  My experience allowed me to help break the bad news to the parents and I felt more confident in the procedures following a child death.”