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Foundation Programme Year 1 Simulation

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Who is this course suitable for?

This course is designed for Foundation Year 1 doctors in the trust. Each doctor has the opportunity to attend two full days of Simulation as part of the CDDFT Foundation Programme weekly teaching. Use of Simulation allows doctors to address a range of expected training outcomes which are difficult to reproduce in a conventional classroom environment. The days promote discussion and reflection with peers in an environment conducive to experimenting and learning.


Learning outcomes

The principles which underpin the Simulation courses are outlined below. In developing and having opportunity to demonstrate these skills the doctor will encounter many common and less common clinical situations and conditions which are important and directly relevant to their daily practice.

Demonstrate professional behaviour by complying with national and local requirements to complete mandatory training (FP 1.1)

Demonstrate clear communication in a variety of settings appropriate to the level of a FY1 doctor (FP 2.6)

Demonstrate effective team working skills including providing a structured handover (FP 2.7)

Recognise, assess and initiate management of the acutely ill patient appropriate to the level of a FY1 doctor (FP 3.9)

Demonstrate safe and effective prescribing in accordance with GMC guidelines, including high-risk prescriptions (FP 3.13)

Recognise and work within the limits of personal competence (FP 4.18)

Describe how to ensure patient safety is the priority in clinical practice (FP 4.19)


Course Lead Leigh Simmonds

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