The Day The Simulator Died

REMAINING COURSE DATES FOR  2018 
16 March 2018: 1 x ODP, 1 x A&E Registrar, 1 x Paed Registrar,  2 x paramedic places remaining
11 May 2018:  1 x ODP, 1 x A&E Registrar,  2 x paramedic places remaining
2017:
3 February 2017:
20 February 2017:
31 March 2017:       COURSE FULL
25 September 2017:  COURSE FULL
12 October 2017:
2016:

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

Course Lead

Dr Susie Pawley   Susannah.Pawley@bsuh.nhs.uk

The Course

The Day the Simulator Died is a fully immersive multi-professional simulation based 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.  The day is designed to help prepare learners who may be faced with unexpected child death.

Outline:

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

Fees

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

Venue

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

Registration

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.”

“I have better understanding of how to deal with a child cardiac arrest in terms of procedures and protocols. Feel confident and I could deal better with upset and distraught parents.”

“Thank you to the organisers – course was well organised, faculty very helpful, actors were excellent, simulations well run. I feel more confident but think need more clinical experience, but this day really helped. Simulations especially useful.”