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Medical simulation and Clinical Skills Centre

The new medical clinical skills centre, opened in February 2015, is a contemporary multi-professional facility enhanced with a SimMan 3G patient simulator mannequin located in the new medical simulation suite.

The SimMan enables learners to practice with a very life-like model which simulates medical emergencies using scenarios developed by the North West Simulation Network. 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.

The Noble’s hospital Resuscitation training department and postgraduate medical education team organise and run a number of nationally accredited courses with invited instructors from UK hospitals. Some of these courses are made compulsory as part of our 2-year Foundation programme. All courses are entirely free to our HEE(NW) trainees.

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 1-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 for our new Foundation year 1 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

Other courses offered to our trainees at no cost are Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Immediate Life Support (ILS).

If you should require any further information or would like to make a booking please contact Christina McRuvie on +44 1624 651420.

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