Good Hope anaesthetic consultants are to experience dealing with real-life critical incidents through taking part in simulated scenario training introduced at the Hospital.
The course, which is ran at the Hospital’s training department, the Hollier Simulation Centre, will give consultants the chance put emergency drills into practice in a realistic theatre environment. As well as developing their clinical skills, they will have the chance to analyse and to reflect on their team skills from taking part in the scenarios.
The course was initially ran for anaesthetic trainees and middle grades, and due to its success will become a regular part of professional development and safety training for consultant as well as other grades of anaesthetist within the trust.
Consultant in anaesthetics, Dr Gillian Kelly, said: “Critical incidents are rare, but this training is valuable for giving anaesthetics confidence to put in place their knowledge and expertise.
“The Hollier Simulation Centre offers a fantastic training facility and I am very pleased that by using sophisticated technology to create real-life scenarios, anaesthetists can develop their skills in a safe learning environment.”