CLINICAL SKILLS CENTRE, YNNYD SCHLEIYN
The Department of Health’s modern clinical skills centre, Ynnyd Schleiyn, is a contemporary multi-professional facility enhanced with a SimMan 3G patient simulator mannequin.
The Sim Man enables learners to practice with a very life-like model which simulates natural, human physiology. It appears to breathe, sweat, change its skin colour, open and close its eyes, fit and respond to interventions from drugs and other care.
With the delivery of this new resource, and to ensure that we provide a comparable level of training with our counterparts in the UK, we are now part of the North West Simulation Network which was set up by NHS North West in 2009 in order to create a universal framework and deliver standardised quality of practice. http://www.northwestsimulation.org.uk
A video clip showing the use of a patient simulator is available by clicking onto the following link: http://www.laerdal.co.uk/docid/41268215/SimMan-3G-on-BBC-news.html
Students become ALERT! - Acute Life-Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment
ALERT is a multi-professional course to train staff in recognising patient deterioration and act appropriately in treating the acutely unwell and complements NEWS (Nobles Early Warning Score) and SBAR (Situation Background Assessment Recommendation). It instructs staff in the recognition of impending clinical deterioration, the management of disordered physiology and other aspects of the delivery of acute care. It is delivered as a one-day interactive seminar built around practical patient-based scenarios and is supported by an e-learning programme, comprehensive reference manual and slide presentation. ALERT training will be provided to all new Foundation doctors as part of their week long induction programme. http://www.alert-course.com/
IMPACT on Foundation Year 2 Doctors! - Ill Medical Patients’ Acute Care and Treatment
IMPACT was designed by the Federation of Royal Medical Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. This 2-day course introduces the principles and practice of acute general medical care and the related knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. The course provides Foundation Year 2 and senior trainees (CT1/2) in Medicine with key point presentations, workshops, "hands on" skills stations, and critically ill patient scenarios to enhance skills needed for dealing with life-threatening medical emergencies. http://www.impactmedical.org/index.html