The October 2018 Course has unfortunately had to be cancelled and refunds have been sent. We will not be running this course for the next 12 months. When the next dates are available, we will update this page. If you would like to be informed when the next SFDC course is available, please sign up to the PIER mailing list via the link on the homepage.
Simulation Faculty Development Course This dynamic, hands-on course will provide you with the tools to plan, set up and deliver scenarios within the context of a simulation programme. The course is based around the use of neonatal and paediatric manikins and simulated patients, but the skills are transferable to adult simulation practice.
Who is the course suitable for? All members of the multi-disciplinary team involved in the delivery of simulation - doctors, nurses, simulation clinical facilitators and educators. No previous experience of simulation is needed.
Course aims and learning outcomes This course aims to provide an introduction to the skills required to develop paediatric and neonatal simulation. No previous expertise is required but you will find it useful to have taken part in and observed simulation as an education tool prior to attending the course.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
understand the theory behind simulation as an educational tool
have the skills to design a high fidelity training programme for your own unit
understand the principles behind the design of a good neonatal or paediatric scenario
be able to programme and run the software on a range of neonatal and paediatric simulators
understand how software can be used to augment the fidelity of scenarios using low technology mannequins
be able to deliver a debrief using a range of debriefing strategies.
On successful completion of the course you will receive PIER certification.
Course duration Two days.
Course fee £150 per person. Lunch, refreshments and parking are included. No refund if cancellation is made within one month of course start date.
Course leaders Kim Sykes, Helen Fielder and Helen Wilson.
Other faculty members John Veer, Emma Grainger-Allen, Jill Thistlethwaite, Katrina Cathie, James Edelman, Karen Eastment and Jessica Ball.