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.
- 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