The Step Up/Step Back course is designed for trainees moving into their first registrar jobs in the Wessex region or returning to practice after a period out of training. The course provides a safe, protected environment to discuss the anxieties many trainees experience in moving on to a new step in their careers, and to practice some of the clinical skills involved in leading the management of acutely unwell children and neonates.
The Step Up/Step Back course utilises high fidelity simulation to give trainees the experience of managing the acute presentations of a variety of paediatric and neonatal conditions, such as Sepsis, Extreme Premature Delivery, Seizures, HIE and neonatal ventilation. The course also contains lectures covering generic registrar skills, managing ward wounds and junior staff, multitasking, child protection and other topics. An example programme can be found below.