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Acute Care Common Stem Simulation

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Who is this course suitable for?

This is a regional course aimed at Core Trainees during their Emergency Medicine placement however it is equally useful for other junior doctors working in Emergency Medicine. The College of Emergency Medicine ACCS Simulation Course offers candidates an opportunity to practice key skills managing acutely unwell patient scenarios. At present the course is provided to ACCS in the Northern Deanery for £75 which can be reclaimed from Deanery study leave budgets. Each course can accommodate between 6-8 candidates and is formative with no pass or fail. The debrief after each scenario will allow reflection and discussion of the clinical management of the condition and introduce critical non-technical skills such as teamwork and communication.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course ACCS trainees will be able to:

Demonstrate situational awareness skills and be aware of how to avoid fixation error

Recognise and manage situations requiring advanced communication skills including assertive behaviour

Demonstrate effective leadership skills including task prioritisation in pressurised and time-critical situations

Recognise and instigate appropriate initial management for acutely unwell patients.

Course Lead - Derek Randles - derek.randles@nhs.net

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital