We run regular embedded in-situ simulation courses at Royal Brompton Hospital which focus upon interprofessional team training for all staff expected to respond to an emergency. Staff attend these courses during their work shift and at their usual workplace utilising all equipment and resources required during a real emergency. We also engage with patients and their families about their perceptions of this training and initial responses show strong support for this type of training.
Our trained faculty and clinicians facilitate weekly embedded simulations in the real clinical areas where staff work. Our focus on crisis resource management allows staff to have regular training in the non-technical aspects of how to respond in an emergency, with less time away from the workplace. The aim is to improve interprofessional and cross disciplinary team performance in time-critical situations.
These courses are held across Royal Brompton Hospital and are exclusive for Trust staff. Scenarios are derived from real emergencies and we use real equipment and resources to make them as true to life as possible. This strategy also enables us to identify processes and system issues that could potentially pose a risk to real patients (latent threats).