Emergency Drills

Duration: 3-4 hours

What does the course offer?

Handling a medical emergency can be one of the most challenging experiences in any clinical role, even for the most experienced of teams.

Through the use of a variety of customisable scenarios, we can visit you to carry out a hands-on emergency simulation, testing your team’s capabilities in their own working environment.

The drill is followed up by a comprehensive debrief, where the team will discuss their experience of the drill, reflecting upon their thoughts and actions, and identifying their strengths, weaknesses and ways to improve their performance in a real-life emergency. Our team members that lead the debriefings have been trained and assessed by Joanna Lawrence, who runs a post graduate certificate module in debriefing and feedback at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Depending on the purpose of the drill, you can choose to receive a full emergency scenario report, detailing the specific actions of the team and how these actions meet good practice guidelines, and noting any recommendations or improvements.

Key Benefits

  • Provides the opportunity for staff to practice emergencies safely without putting patients/clients at risk
  • Provides a safe environment for staff to discover both good practice and their own practices that need to develop to provide better levels of care
  • Provides evidence of an independent, objective view of your emergency procedures and client/patient management

Further information for the day

  • Drills can be either announced or unannounced
  • 2 Assessors per drill, optional video-recording for viewing in the debrief
  • Typical timings:
    • Set up: 1 hour
    • Scenarios: 20 minutes
    • Break: 5 minutes
    • Debriefing: 1 hour
    • 30 minutes to remove equipment
    • Post-drill report write-up: 1 hour
    • Total duration: 3/4 hours
Emergency Drills

For Groups

Scenario-based emergency drills tailored to your working environment, delivered on-site by our experienced trainers.

Flexible dates

Contact us with your chosen date and time.

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