Leadership is vitally important managing a team during clinical emergencies, but such leadership skills are not often formally taught or practiced. At SPRinT we identified a need for formal training in this area and so last year SPRinT director Margarita Burmester set up our Clinical Emergencies Leadership Course, a unique course within the UK which includes teaching..Read More
SPRinT (Simulated InterPRofessional Team Training) had a highly successful team trip to Toronto at the end of May for the International Paediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops conference. We were showcasing 4 posters and 1 oral presentation and took every opportunity to interact with other teams including the Simulation teams at Sick Kids Toronto and Sydney, to plan future research..Read More
This meeting will teach paediatric health staff about the current advances in the treatment of acutely deteriorating child, and how to identify signs of illness early. Through simulated workshops (SPRinT) participants can experience these signs in a safe environment and consolidate their learning. Topics include: Learn about current advances in emergency treatment Discover ways of..Read More
SPRinT Team simulated a ‘Massive Blood Loss’ scenario this week to TEST the changes to the Protocol at the Royal Brompton Hospital sight. The event was a collaboration between seven different departments in the trust. The event was a huge success in testing the processes and systems of the proposed new algorithm. We found some interesting..Read More
It has certainly been more of a marathon than a sprint for the Trust’s SPRinT simulation team, who have celebrated 10 years of providing their expert training to clinical teams. SPRinT – which stands for Simulated interPRofessional Team Training – uses state of the art models and highly-immersive situations to prepare teams for a variety..Read More
We were excited to end 2017 with this team completing the Advanced In-Situ Facilitators’ Module! We welcome these faculty to the SPRinT Team and look forward to working with you in the future!
Lydia Lofton, Lead Nurse for SPRinT, was part of the final panel discussion at the annual UCL Partners Education Conference. This session rounded off the conference with lively discussions around interprofessional education, use of digital technology, and patient involvement in educational initiatives.
We were thrilled to see Cecilia Korb awarded the runner-up poster prize in simulation at the Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (DEMEC) held in Manchester. The presentation was on educational research led by SPRinT using deliberate practice with feedback to improve the quality of CPR in the paediatric intensive care unit.
Members of the SPRinT team attended the annual conference for the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) held in Telford, with Sami Collins and Cecilia Korb presenting. There was significant interest in Sami’s work on participant perception of anxiety related to simulation, and we are excited about further iterations of this work. Cecilia’s presentation..Read More
Margarita Burmester represented the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) at the 6th National Neonatal Conference in Southampton. She presented and facilitated discussion about ASPiH Standards for Simulation-based Education as being a goal we should all aspire to in the simulation community. Find more information about ASPiH Standards here: https://aspih.org.uk/standards-framework-for-sbe/
We spent the afternoon at the Wellcome Trust with our collaborators in research from UCL Institute of Education exploring video recording in clinical settings for patient safety and quality improvement. There were presentations and discussions on how video can allow us to analyse our activity at a granular level when working in complex healthcare environments,..Read More
The Royal Society of Medicine hosted a day on patient safety, quality improvement, and resilience in healthcare. SPRinT Co-Director, Mary Lane, hosted the day and Margarita Burmester presented on influencing change using simulation, and how we have done this within the SPRinT Programme. In the afternoon we led a workshop on identification of latent threats..Read More
The annual SPRinT Neonatal Cardiac Emergencies Course was held at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) during this summer’s heatwave! We had a great course with participants from across the UK, and we practiced our best flexibility when we had to move one of our simulation rooms halfway through setting up due to the..Read More
Lydia Lofton, Lead Nurse for SPRinT, was invited to facilitate a pre-conference track with an international team of paediatric simulation educators on behalf of the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS). This took place as a collaboration with the annual meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) in Paris. Workshop sessions..Read More
We were thrilled to partner with the Paediatric Nurse Education team (and many of our SPRinT Faculty!) to introduce the first simulation session for staff attending the 15th Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease Course held at the Royal Brompton Hospital/National Heart & Lung Institute. This course is a yearly collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital..Read More
The amazing work of the SPRinT team was highlighted in The Guardians ” A day on the NHS frontline” Article. Journalists saw the SPRinT team perform firsthand and got a chance to see the real difference in patient safety our simulation programme delivers. Read the full article in The Guardian here
31st January, 2017 – We are proud of our team of international faculty which make up the SPRinT Programme. We had a truly international group represent SPRinT at the 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Orlando, Florida….Ireland, England, South Africa, Greece, Australia, Brazil, and Portugal….with more team members back at home who..Read More
Thanks to everyone in attendance and to all those who helped in delivering an afternoon of beautiful music when the European Doctors Orchestra performed at Cadogan Hall on the 15th November, 2015. We were thrilled to announce that the proceeds of this inspiring event will benefit the SPRinT Programme! http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/european-doctors-orchestra-151115/
The Cardiothoracic Section of the Royal Society of Medicine announced a conference on “Frontiers: Simulation in Cardiothoracic Surgery.” The Sprint Team was represented on this meeting by Orsolya Friedrich who is a trainee congenital surgeon in the Royal Brompton Hospital and is also heavily involved with our efforts on developing new departmental guideline for emergency..Read More
The SPRinT Team attended and presented at the ASPiH (Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare) annual conference in Brighton from 3rd – 5th November, 2015. Dr Helen MacGloin, PICU/SPRinT research fellow, was awarded the Best short communications / work in progress prize for her SAFE (simulated and anticipatory frontline education) quality improvement project which involves..Read More
SPRinT Team host meeting at Royal Society of Medicine: In-situ simulation and human factors training – a new paradigm in patient safety. Staff from the Simulated interPRofessional Team Training (SPRinT) programme joined international colleagues and members from the Patient Safety Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in hosting an all-day patient safety meeting on..Read More
The SPRinT Programme received a commendation on 2nd December, 2015 by the Health Business Awards in the Patient Safety category. The Awards have an established reputation for showcasing the success stories in the health sector. The Health Business Awards recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made each year by organisations and individuals that work inside..Read More
SPRinT Programme at Royal Brompton Hospital SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS HSJ AWARD The SPRinT Programme based at Royal Brompton Hospital has been shortlisted in the Patient Safety category at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with Celesio, to be held on 18 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The Health Service Journal..Read More
The SPRinT team (Simulated interPRofessional Team training) scooped an award for “Education and Training in Patient Safety” last night (Monday 6 July) at The Patient Safety Awards ahead of competition from nine other organisations shortlisted in the category, including Great Ormond Street Hospital. The Patient Safety Awards, now in their seventh year, were established to..Read More
Dr MacGloin qualified from Imperial College, London and prior to entering paediatric training, completed research into health-seeking behaviours within cluster randomized trials addressing perinatal mortality. Her research interests continued during her ST3 post in PICU/Paediatric Cardiology at Royal Brompton Hospital, where she contributed to research into the demographic, surgical and intensive care unit factors impacting..Read More
Health Education North West London invited poster presentations of innovative work being undertaken in the field of simulation education across North West London. All three posters submitted by the SPRinT Programme were awarded as Highly Commended. Health Education North West London Simulation: Is a New Approach Needed? December, 2014 Highly commended for Simulation Poster Competition..Read More
We completed the 7th successful SPRinT Introductory Facilitators’ Course in November, and had a great time meeting colleagues from around London and the UK. Please the courses section on this site to find out more!
Lydia Lofton, Dan Fossey, and Lizzie Biggart presented an abstract entitled “Impact of Interprofessional In-situ Simulated Team Training in the Paediatric Outpatient Department: A Patient Safety Initiative” at the Imperial College Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ) Annual Symposium on 16th September, 2014. The symposium was organised by the National Institute for Health..Read More
The SPRinT Team presented at the 6th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW) held in Vienna on 23rd-25th April, 2014. Lydia Lofton, Programme Coordinator, gave a roundtable presentation on nurses’ perception of SPRinT Courses and Natasha Bearpark, ST2 Trainee, presented her findings on trainees’ perception of SPRinT Courses. There were lively discussions following both..Read More
September, 2013 – SPRinT was represented at the 27th annual Paediatric Intensive Care Society Conference held in September in London at the Royal College of Surgeons. Our SPRinT Team Coordinator, Lydia Lofton, presented a poster on the “Feasibility of Pop-Up defibrillation workshops in a cardiorespiratory PICU”. The conference provided an opportunity to engage in conversation..Read More
SPRinT was delighted to participate at the research open day organised by the cardiovascular and respiratory biomedical research units (BRU) at the Royal Brompton. The open day provided staff, patients and members of the public, an opportunity to meet researchers and find out more about what they do. SPRinT team members demonstrated their simulation models..Read More
The simulated paediatric resuscitation team training programme (SPRinT) launched TOM – their new Teenage Open-chest simulation Model – at an event at Royal Brompton in March.TOM is a bespoke model which has the ability to have the chest realistically opened which gives specialist staff the chance to rehearse critical events that need clinical teams to..Read More
On Friday 2 March 2012, Royal Brompton’s award-winning Simulated Paediatric Resuscitation Team Training (SPRinT) programme featured in an episode of the BBC’s One Show about ‘cutting edge’ medical procedures to a primetime audience of several million. Members of the SPRinT team demonstrated the Harley model, the world’s first patient model, modelled on a five-year-old heart..Read More
The innovative work of the SPRinT (simulated paediatric resuscitation team training) programme has again been rewarded at the London Deanery’s STeLI (Simulation and Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative) Educational Excellence Innovation Awards 2012. The Trust is the only organisation to win a STeLI award for three years running. The team won the 2012 Educational Impact Award, which..Read More
The innovative work of Royal Brompton Hospital’s SPRinT programme triumphed at the London Deanery’s annual ‘Quality Improvement and Innovation in Healthcare Education’ conference in Dec 2011. In an award ceremony, the London Deanery, NHS London and the Education Commissioning System (ECS) recognised training interventions which were innovative and promoted patient safety at their trust. Despite..Read More
SPRinT joint director and consultant intensivist, Dr Margarita Burmester, spoke on BBC radio yesterday morning about groundbreaking simulation model Harley. Harley is the world’s first patient mannequin designed to recreate emergency care for child heart patients. He simulates a real-life chest opening, giving clinical staff the opportunity to experience first-hand the intricate care needed by..Read More
Cardiac Disaster -SPRinT team deliver Opening Session of PCICS European Conference and Annual Scientific Meeting of PICS (Cambridge, UK) The SPRinT team simulated an open chest ECMO scenario to an audience of over 300 in order to demonstarte conflict dynamics and resolution.
Our programme has been commended by the London Deanery for its outstanding contribution to ‘Excellence in Education’ and awarded a Gold standard in ‘In-situ’ Team Training. To promote Excellence and Innovation in education, London Deanery invite clinical educators from London NHS organisations to highlight their approaches to simulation-based training. At the same conference the innovative..Read More
This month members of the award-winning SPRinT programme (Simulated Paediatric Resuscitation Team Training) demonstrated a full high fidelity emergency simulation to the Friends of Royal Brompton. The Friends have been instrumental in developing the SPRinT programme, to date having raised £55,000 for high-fidelity simulation equipment. Dr Margarita Burmester, consultant paediatric intensivist and joint director of..Read More
Dr Peter Weinstock, director of the most respected medical simulation programme in the world, spent Thursday 1st July with Royal Brompton’s paediatric resuscitation team, also known as SPRinT.Dr Weinstock leads the simulation programme at the Children’s Hospital Boston in the US and is also assistant professor of anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He was invited..Read More