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Preceptorship Simulation Course

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Who is this course suitable for?

This course is aimed at Registered Nurses who are part of the Preceptorship programme.

The aims of the day include how to:

  • Perform an A-E assessment
  • Recognise and appropriately manage an acutely ill patient
  • Respond to the challenge of human factors in difficult and challenging situation

Broad topics include:

  • Nausea and End of Life care
  • Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
  • Escalation of care/SBAR
  • Communication with patients with learning disabilities
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Unconscious patient/hypoglycaemia
  • Assertiveness and advocacy

 

Outcomes

Attendees walk away with a certificate which includes a 'reflective accounts form' which if completed on the way would count toward a piece of evidence toward revalidation. Take to practice messages can also be taken away and utilised as evidence for portfolios.

Many people fear coming to a simulation course as they are nervous about performance anxiety. We take great care to embody the concept that simulation is a safe environment to explore learning. It is not used to test nor examine. A member of staff is in role as the 'confederate' with an ear piece. If participants become too nervous or get stuck we help them out within the scenario in a similar way to what a colleague would in real life. The best learning takes place afterward in the facilitated debrief which is constructively aligned to the learning objectives and comments course attendants make with regard to what they thought was good or particularly challenging

Some course participants may be asked to consent to participate in studies examining the clinical post impact of the course but this is of course purely voluntary.

We have not held courses since Covid began although they are starting again soon.

Evaluation Comments

'Opportunity to work with others experiencing similar doubts and uncertainties'

'Good to take away new ways to make decisions'

'Great opportunity to gain more confidence, knowledge and experience'

Course Leads john.lewandowski@nhs.net and heather.watson3@nhs.net

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital