Simulation in Anaesthesia
Simulation provides a key method of training: it allows trainees to gain experience in dealing with various situations in a safe environment and technical competence can also be achieved, enabling more effective utilisation of real-life training opportunities.
To develop simulation education NIMDTA has appointed trainee simulation champions. These individuals will champion the role of simulation-based education (SBE) in NI.
The Anaesthetics simulation champion works closely with the ADEPT Simulation Fellow in promoting the use of SBE, advocating equipment purchase and course development and designing/updating simulation scenarios.
"As the Anaesthetic Simulation Champion, I believe is important to have a co-ordinated effort regionally where simulation occurs regularly and the techniques used are appropriate to the learning objectives. Although ambitious, I believe this will enhance the training programme and also help in fulfilling the requirements outlined within the new curriculum." Dr Manvi Singhal
There are a range of simulation opportunities available across all training hospitals. A summary of the key courses/initiatives is provided below and categorised by the 2021 Curriculum Stages where applicable.
Trust Anaesthesia Simulation Leads/ Enthusiasts
- Belfast Trust: Dr Simon Marcus, Dr Karen Sykes, Dr James Reid and Dr Caroline Hawe
- South Eastern Trust: Dr Richard Corry for QUB and Dr Grace McClune
- Northern Trust: Dr Michelle Holland
- Southern Trust: Dr Jeff Brown
- Western Trust: Dr Rebecca Barr
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